The first Creole cookbook ever written,Lafcadio Hearn's Creole Cook Book is an intriguing look into thecustoms and habits of the Creole home of the 1870s and 80s.Lafcadio Hearn, a unique literary figure who through his writings capturedthe essence of the city of New Orleans, was a great connoisseur of food. Astarving newspaper reporter with little means of support, Hearn began hisconnoisseurship out of a literal hunger for the cuisine of New Orleans. Theresult was La Cuisine Creole , a labor of love now reprinted asLafcadio Hearn's Creole Cook Book , that for the modern readeroffers an unusual look into the food, customs, and everyday life of New OrleansCreole society.Spiced with drawings and writings from Hearn's years in New Orleans andpreserved in their original form, the recipes in this unique volume reflect theage in which they were created. Through his remarks on preparation, cooking,and storing, as well as hints on housecleaning, Hearn's text offers aremarkable historic vision of life in the Creole household of yesteryear.Tempting recipes for [read more]
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