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Lafcadio Hearn's Creole cook book :with the addition of a collection of drawings and writings by Lafcadio Hearn during his sojourn in New Orleans from 1877 to 1887 : a literary and culinary adventure.

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The first Creole cookbook ever written, Lafcadio Hearn's Creole Cook Book is an intriguing look into the customs and habits of the Creole home of the 1870s and 80s.Lafcadio Hearn, a unique literary figure who through his writings captured the essence of the city of New Orleans, was a great connoisseur of food. A starving newspaper reporter with little means of support, Hearn began his connoisseurship out of a literal hunger for the cuisine of New Orleans. The result was La Cuisine Creole, a labor of love now reprinted asLafcadio Hearn's Creole Cook Book, that for the modern reader offers an unusual look into the food, customs, and everyday life of New Orleans Creole society.Spiced with drawings and writings from Hearn's years in New Orleans and preserved in their original form, the recipes in this unique volume reflect the age in which they were created. Through his remarks on preparation, cooking, and storing, as well as hints on housecleaning, Hearn's text offers a remarkable historic vision of life in the Creole household of yesteryear.Tempting recipes for Orange Croquante, Maigre Shrimp Gombo for Lent, Mushroom Catsup, Pain Perdu, and other noted New Orleans dishes are mixed with quaint, now forgotten housekeeping directions from his period-how to make yeast, boil soap, and prepare whitewash for the walls. This book is an attractive historical addition to any cookbook library and a long-lasting treasure trove of old New Orleans customs.

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First published in 1885, this was the first Creole cookbook ever printedoa rare collection of recipes from leading New Orleans chefs of the day, as well as from Creole housewives.

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The first Creole cookbook ever written, Lafcadio Hearn's Creole Cook Book is an intriguing look into thecustoms and habits of the Creole home of the 1870s and 80s.Lafcadio Hearn, a unique literary figure who through his writings capturedthe essence of the city of New Orleans, was a great connoisseur of food. Astarving newspaper reporter with little means of support, Hearn began hisconnoisseurship out of a literal hunger for the cuisine of New Orleans. Theresult was La Cuisine Creole, a labor of love now reprinted asLafcadio Hearn's Creole Cook Book, that for the modern readeroffers an unusual look into the food, customs, and everyday life of New OrleansCreole society.Spiced with drawings and writings from Hearn's years in New Orleans andpreserved in their original form, the recipes in this unique volume reflect theage in which they were created. Through his remarks on preparation, cooking, and storing, as well as hints on housecleaning, Hearn's text offers aremarkable historic vision of life in the Creole household of yesteryear.Tempting recipes for Orange Croquante, Maigre Shrimp Gombofor Lent, Mushroom Catsup, Pain Perdu, and othernoted New Orleans dishes are mixed with quaint, now forgotten housekeepingdirections from his period-how to make yeast, boil soap, and prepare whitewashfor the walls. This book is an attractive historical addition to any cookbooklibrary and a long-lasting treasure trove of old New Orleans customs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882897882
Author:
Hearn, Lafcadio
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Location:
Gretna, La. :
Subject:
Cookery, creole
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Cajun and Creole
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 3. Pt. 1-
Publication Date:
19900931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
268 p.

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Lafcadio Hearn's Creole cook book :with the addition of a collection of drawings and writings by Lafcadio Hearn during his sojourn in New Orleans from 1877 to 1887 : a literary and culinary adventure. New Hardcover
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Product details 268 p. pages Pelican Pub. Co.,1990. - English 9780882897882 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1885, this was the first Creole cookbook ever printedoa rare collection of recipes from leading New Orleans chefs of the day, as well as from Creole housewives.
"Synopsis" by , The first Creole cookbook ever written, Lafcadio Hearn's Creole Cook Book is an intriguing look into thecustoms and habits of the Creole home of the 1870s and 80s.Lafcadio Hearn, a unique literary figure who through his writings capturedthe essence of the city of New Orleans, was a great connoisseur of food. Astarving newspaper reporter with little means of support, Hearn began hisconnoisseurship out of a literal hunger for the cuisine of New Orleans. Theresult was La Cuisine Creole, a labor of love now reprinted asLafcadio Hearn's Creole Cook Book, that for the modern readeroffers an unusual look into the food, customs, and everyday life of New OrleansCreole society.Spiced with drawings and writings from Hearn's years in New Orleans andpreserved in their original form, the recipes in this unique volume reflect theage in which they were created. Through his remarks on preparation, cooking, and storing, as well as hints on housecleaning, Hearn's text offers aremarkable historic vision of life in the Creole household of yesteryear.Tempting recipes for Orange Croquante, Maigre Shrimp Gombofor Lent, Mushroom Catsup, Pain Perdu, and othernoted New Orleans dishes are mixed with quaint, now forgotten housekeepingdirections from his period-how to make yeast, boil soap, and prepare whitewashfor the walls. This book is an attractive historical addition to any cookbooklibrary and a long-lasting treasure trove of old New Orleans customs.
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