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    DescriptionIn "Gumbo Tales" Sara Roahen celebrates New Orleans' food culture, one speciality at a time. 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-born 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 introduce readers to New Orleans' well-known signatures - gmbo, 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 humour, poignancy and hope, she conjures up a city that revelled in its food traditions before the storm - and in many ways has been saved by them since.

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    Gumbo Tales
    Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sara Roahen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9780393335378
    ISBN 10: 0393335372

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Libri: I-CW
    DC22: 641.5976335
    BIC subject category V2: WBN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTH
    BISAC V2.8: CKB030000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24540
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBSL
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/LOUISI
    B&T Approval Code: A97406000
    BISAC V2.8: CKB013000
    B&T Approval Code: A23305050
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 398.20976335
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    BISAC region code:
    DC22: 394.1/20976335
    LC classification: GT2853.U5 R63 2009
    Thema V1.0: WBN
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB-US-SWL
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PB-US-F
    Edition statement
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    19 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "[A] deeply informed and plainly heartfelt investigation into New Orleans' finest food traditions..." Elle "...a lovingly put together account of one woman's culinary tour of a city she comes to adore..." The Sunday Express "...an affectionate tribute to New Orleans cuisine." The Daily Telegraph "...the best sort of culinary travel writing..." The Bookseller"