When visitors come to New Orleans, one of the first things they want to experience is the food, a fare as rich and colorful as the people who inhabit this port city. The recipes that have developed over time are a reflection of the diverse citizens who have come to call the area home. These people and their cuisine are what this city was built upon, and the taste of New Orleans truly comes alive in this tome of classic dishes.
Each featured recipe is accompanied by anecdotes from the author's experiences, intermingled with her expertise as a local food writer. From the simplest of dishes, such as shrimp wrapped in bacon and beet salad, to the most widely known recipes, like chicken and andouille gumbo, shrimp po-boy, and pecan pie, this cookbook covers the dishes that can be found on almost any New Orleans dining table.