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Author Wells, Ken, author.

Title Gumbo life : tales from the Roux Bayou / Ken Wells.

Publication Info. New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    641.813 WEL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xxv, 259 pages : map ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes recipes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-250) and index.
Contents Roux awakening -- Academic gumbo: it's a swamp out there -- Gumbo gets going : Hank, Ted Kennedy, and the Great Wall of China -- Gumbo Inc. and the gumbo identity crisis -- The meaning of "T" : man in the land of a zillion chefs -- Feasting among the poule d'eau cookers -- Moby gumbo -- Ready, set, cook! -- Creole gets its Cajun on -- Gumbo hunting in Treme -- My gumbo life -- The glory of gumbo's pantry -- Gumbo as destiny -- Serpents on the Roux Bayou -- Bayou black today -- The gumbo highway and gumbo life converge.
Summary In this culinary memoir, Ken Wells delves into the history and culture of gumbo, a dish that reflects the diversity of the people who cooked it up: French aristocrats, West Africans in bondage, Cajun refugees, German settlers, Native Americans. Wells travels his native Louisiana to spend time with chefs cooking gumbo, at gumbo contests, at a gumbo factory, and at an iconic New Orleans restaurant.
Subject Wells, Ken -- Travel.
Gumbo (Soup) -- History.
Cooking, Acadian.
Louisiana -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Cookbooks.
ISBN 9780393254839 hardcover
0393254836 hardcover

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