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Gumbo Tales by Sara Roahen
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Aug 25, 11

Read from June 05 to August 04, 2010

If you like food or New Orleans history/culture you'll find this book interesting. The author breaks the book up into quintessential dishes and weaves in a mixture of restaurant reviews (pre and post The Storm) with history, cooking tips, and cultural explanations. I enjoyed reading it and could see myself reading it again. And there are quite a few dishes I'll be figuring out how to make after reading this book.

I reread this book just before a trip to New Orleans and as I read I wrote down every restaurant and every dish that was suggested at each restaurant and placed all the info onto a Google map. You can view it here: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=2...

I'm in New Orleans now and plan on putting up pins and info for every restaurant we eat at. I think this turns me into a crazy-food stalker, or just proves I have obsessive tendencies, but at least now I know my chances of a bad meal are reduced a touch.
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