There are very few cities in the world that have a cuisine named after it. New Orleans food is pretty much known around the world and is one of those rare examples. Each one of our famous dishes is basically a cultural expression of the its founding, it’s roots and the ethnic groups that have settled here over the last three hundred years.
Native Pens Cultural Cookbook About New Orleans Food
Todd Michael St. Pierre, a New Orleans native has put together a cookbook, Taste of Treme, with an eye toward our famous foods’ cultural heritage.
As this article on HilltopViews explains:
The cookbook includes many recipes for favorite New Orleans dishes such as Crawfish and Corn Beignets, shrimp and okra hushpuppies, chicken and Andouille gumbo, Po’ Boys, bananas foster and much more. If that doesn’t make you hungry, the book has more to offer than just recipes. In addition to facts about the culture and history of New Orleans, Pierre includes a poem he wrote about Hurricane Katrina in the Appendix section.
Hurricane Katrina, although terribly tragic, in many ways was a gift to the city in that its people have really come to realize jus how special this place is and why our customs and foodways need to be promoted and celebrated.
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