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Gumbo Life - Tales from the Roux Bayou (Hardcover): Ken Wells

Gumbo Life - Tales from the Roux Bayou (Hardcover)

Ken Wells

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Ask any self-respecting Louisianan who makes the best gumbo and the answer is universal: "Momma." The product of a melting pot of culinary influences, gumbo, in fact, reflects the diversity of the people who cooked it up: French aristocrats, West Africans in bondage, Cajun refugees, German settlers, Native Americans-all had a hand in the pot. What is it about gumbo that continues to delight and nourish so many? And what explains its spread around the world? A seasoned journalist, Ken Wells sleuths out the answers. His obsession goes back to his childhood in the Cajun bastion of Bayou Black, where his French-speaking mother's gumbo often began with a chicken chased down in the yard. Back then, gumbo was a humble soup little known beyond the boundaries of Louisiana. So when a homesick young Ken, at college in Missouri, realized there wasn't a restaurant that could satisfy his gumbo cravings, he called his momma for the recipe. That phone-taught gumbo was a disaster. The second, cooked at his mother's side, fueled a lifelong quest to explore gumbo's roots and mysteries. In Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou, Wells does just that. He spends time with octogenarian chefs who turn the lowly coot into gourmet gumbo; joins a team at a highly competitive gumbo contest; visits a factory that churns out gumbo by the ton; observes the gumbo-making rituals of an iconic New Orleans restaurant where high-end Creole cooking and Cajun cuisine first merged. Gumbo Life, rendered in Wells' affable prose, makes clear that gumbo is more than simply a delicious dish: it's an attitude, a way of seeing the world. For all who read its pages, this is a tasty culinary memoir-to be enjoyed and shared like a simmering pot of gumbo.

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Imprint: W W Norton & Co Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2019
Authors: Ken Wells
Dimensions: 244 x 163 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-25483-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > General cookery
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > National & regional cuisine
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel & holiday guides
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > General cookery > Cookery dishes & courses
Books > Sport & Leisure > Travel & holiday > Travel & holiday guides > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Cookery / food & drink etc > General cookery > Cookery dishes & courses > Soups & starters
Books > Food & Drink > General cookery > Cookery dishes & courses
Books > Food & Drink > General cookery > Cookery dishes & courses > Soups & starters
Books > Food & Drink > National & regional cuisine
Books > Travel > Travel & holiday guides
Books > Travel > Travel & holiday guides > General
LSN: 0-393-25483-6
Barcode: 9780393254839

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