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Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table

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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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Celebrating New Orleans" food culture, one specialty at a time.

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"Makes you want to spend a week--immediately--in New Orleans." --Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg,

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393335378
Author:
Roahen, Sara
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Cajun & Creole
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Cajun
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Cajun and Creole
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.40x.90 in. .55 lbs.

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