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Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date April 20, 2009
Pages 293
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393335378
ISBN-10 0393335372
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.52 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

“Makes you want to spend a week―immediately―in New Orleans.” ―Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, Wall Street Journal

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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from W W Norton & Co Inc (February 1, 2008)
9780393061673 | details & prices | 293 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A celebration of the food culture of New Orleans recounts the author's introduction to such regional classics as gumbo, po-boys, and red beans and rice, in a tribute that identifies the international inspirations for local favorites and evaluates the role of regional cuisine in restoring post-Katrina New Orleans.
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (April 20, 2009)
9780393335378 | details & prices | 293 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $15.95
About: “Makes you want to spend a week―immediately―in New Orleans.

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