New Orleans: A Food Biography

byElizabeth M. WilliamsForeword byKen Albala

March 16, 2016|
New Orleans: A Food Biography by Elizabeth M. Williams
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Beignets, Po'' Boys, gumbo, jambalaya, Antoine''s. New Orleans'' celebrated status derives in large measure from its incredibly rich food culture, based mainly on Creole and Cajun traditions. At last, this world-class destination has its own food biography. Elizabeth M. Williams, a New Orleans native and founder of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum there, takes readers through the history of the city, showing how the natural environment and people have shaped the cooking we all love. The narrative starts with the indigenous population, resources and environment, then reveals the contributions of the immigrant populations, major industries, marketing networks, and retail and major food industries and finally discusses famous restaurants and signature dishes. This must-have book will inform and delight food aficionados and fans of the Big Easy itself.
Elizabeth M. Williams is founder and president of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans, which celebrates the food of the American South, with exhibits, a library, archives, collections, and programming. SoFab is one of Saveur''s "5 Great Museums Devoted to Food" (5/2011). Williams is also consulting professor at the Kab...
Title:New Orleans: A Food Biography
Product dimensions:212 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:212 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.68 in
Published:March 16, 2016
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781442269620

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