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A Book of Famous Old New Orleans Recipes Used in the South for More than 200 Years
A Book of Famous Old New Orleans Recipes Used in the South for More than 200 Years Author:Peerless Printing Co. ?Over 300 Creole Recipes Used by Good Cooks for Something Different? — This book contains line drawings of Tante Clementine, the Praline Vendor; courtyards of the French Quarter, and one drawing probably from a later edition of a woman reading the cookbook while children play on the floor. — The introduction talks of New Orleans as the culinary ca... more »pital of America. Two primary "causes" for the flavor of New Orleans cookery are rooted in the making of a good French roux and the liberal use of onions.
Peerless Press apparently sold this little booklet nationwide, or at least to tourists. It offered to procure for those faraway "those Creole ingredients which are absolutely necessary...."
Holdings: Maureen Detweiler collection, Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans Public Library, State Library of Louisiana, Tulane University, Iberia Parish Library, Evangeline Parish Library, Lake Charles Parish Library, State Library of Louisiana,« less