New Orleans

A Food Biography

Williams, Elizabeth M.

eBook - 2013
Average Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5.
New Orleans
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 by describing the indigenous population and material resources, then reveals the contributions of the immigrant populations, delves into markets and local food companies, and finally discusses famous restaurants, drinking culture, cooking at home and cookbooks, and signature foods dishes. This must-have book will inform and delight food aficionados and fans of the Big Easy itself."

Publisher: Lanham, Maryland :, AltaMira Press,, [2013]
ISBN: 0759121362
Characteristics: 1 online resource :,ill.
Alternate Title: New Orleans (eBook)


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