Writer and photographer Elsa Hahne has entered the kitchens of thirty-three of New Orleans’s best home cooks and raconteurs and has come out with an expansive, delightful, and inspiring look at this remarkable city’s love affair with food.
It is certainly not difficult to find a good cookbook touting the restaurant cuisine of New Orleans. But by taking a unique look at amateur cooks across the city, readers will finally be able to understand that eating and cooking well is not just an industry, but a way of life for all residents of New Orleans.
You Are Where You Eat boasts 85 recipes including such classic New Orleans dishes as red beans and rice, catfish court bouillon, crawfish bisque, filé gumbo, grillades, and daube glace. But readers are also treated to more recent arrivals to local tables: yakamein, pork tamales, crawfish samosas, and Vietnamese spring rolls. Hahne also includes over one hundred black-and-white and full-color photographs.
Elsa Hahne is the creator of the touring exhibit You Are WHERE You Eat--Stories and Recipes from the Crescent City. Her work has appeared in numerous international magazines and newspapers.
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