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Peanut Butter Soup with Hen and Habanero. Pho Ga. Zwiebelkuchen.
These dishes don't usually come to mind when one thinks of New Orleans, but the aforementioned Ghanaian, Vietnamese and German specialties are certainly what you'll find in some Crescent City kitchens.
Just ask Elsa Hahne. This Swedish immigrant who made New Orleans her home in 2002 interviewed more than a hundred home cooks to find out what's really cooking. Some of the results were compiled into You Are Where You Eat: Stories and Recipes from the Neighborhoods of New Orleans.
Elsa visited KPL on January 28 to read from and sign her books. Hear what she had to say in this video interview.
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