Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table

Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table

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By (author) Sara Roahen

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 213mm x 30mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393061671
  • ISBN 13: 9780393061673
  • Sales rank: 1,301,685

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A cocktail is more than a segue to dinner when it's a Sazerac, an anise-laced drink of rye whiskey and bitters indigenous to New Orleans. For Wisconsin native Sara Roahen, a Sazerac is also a fine accompaniment to raw oysters, a looking glass into the cocktail culture of her own family-and one more way to gain a foothold in her beloved adopted city. Roahen's stories of personal discovery introduce readers to New Orleans' well-known signatures-gumbo, po-boys, red beans and rice-and its lesser-known gems: the pho of its Vietnamese immigrants, the braciolone of its Sicilians, and the ya-ka-mein of its street culture. By eating and cooking her way through a place as unique and unexpected as its infamous turducken, Roahen finds a home. And then Katrina. With humor, poignancy, and hope, she conjures up a city that reveled in its food traditions before the storm-and in many ways has been saved by them since.

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Sara Roahen's work has appeared in Tin House, Oxford American, and Food & Wine magazines. She and her husband moved back to New Orleans in 2008.