My sister-in-law is a New Orleans native and a fabulous cook. Recently, she sent me the book, You Are Where you Eat: Stories and Recipes from the Neighborhoods of New Orleans, by Elsa Hahne. This she did without realizing that Ms. Hahne will be here at Kalamazoo Public Library, on January 28, to talk about her book. What a coincidence!
My sister-in-law’s note that accompanied her gift describes the book better than I could, so here’s a quote from Gabrielle: “I received a copy of You Are Where You Eat for Christmas. I read it from cover to cover, completely fascinated by the cultural and culinary patchwork that is New Orleans---something I always knew of course, but didn’t necessarily appreciate. This is a writer’s book as well as a cook’s book, a book for people who appreciate anthropology, sociology, and community.”
The thirty-three multi-ethnic home cooks featured in this book share their stories, recipes and enthusiasm for their food and their city. I hope you’ll check out the book and join us on January 28 at Central Library. Ms. Hahne’s appearance is in support of the exhibit, “Spared from the Storm: Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art” at the KIA through February 8.
You Are Where You Eat