New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories

New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories


Edited by Susan Tucker

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  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 30mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Jackson
  • ISBN 10: 1604731273
  • ISBN 13: 9781604731279
  • Edition statement: Br- /Special Ed.
  • Sales rank: 1,495,395

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This is an exploration of New Orleans' world-famous love affair with food - with recipes and stories on 14 the city's most famous dishes. New Orleans is renowned the world over for its love affair with good food - from traditional Cajun and Creole dishes to modern fusion cuisine. "New Orleans Cuisine" explores the unparalleled recognition the Big Easy has achieved as a Mecca of mealtimes by taking an entertaining and insightful looking at fourteen signature dishes - including shrimp remoulade, Creole tomato salad, and turtle soup - their histories, and the role they played in creating the city's unique culinary reputation. Full recipes for each of the featured dishes, drawn from historical cookbooks and from contemporary chefs, make this a must-have volume for foodies everywhere.

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Susan Tucker is a writer and researcher with special interest in food history.

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Essays dishing up how New Orleans created its unequaled culinary mystique