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March 25, 2008


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The New York City Math Teacher


Some comments: The Lafcadio Hearn is, of course, a lyrical and somewhat untrustworthy-in-details source on Creole cuisine (pace John Thorne). It is a song to Creole food, not a guide.

The Florence Greenbaum kosher cookbook is very, very German.

The 1896 Army cookery manual is extremely good - there are recipes in there that disappear for decades thereafter because of the Anglo-cookery bias of the post-Spanish American War officer corps. The chili recipe is excellent.

The Ranhofer will give you a notion of Diamond Jim Brady's breakfasts, midmorning snacks, lunches, afternoon teas, early dinners, late suppers. How wonderful.

Finally, I have *got* to look at the Carnegie Institution survey of ethnic food. That must be - surreal.


I'd use the Celestine Eustis compendium for actual Creole recipes. Eustis got them from acquaintances and relatives and cooks with names recorded as "Uncle John", which makes my teeth grind a little. There's a recipe for pickled peaches, mm.

It's odd how little impression Hearn made on New Orleans historiography -- a NOLA cottage industry -- while in Japan, he's regarded as one of the great English language writers of the period, and not only because he lived there as a native.

I will have to try the 1896 Army chili. But after the tomato okra gumbo, I think.

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Jim DeRosa

I would like to read this collection. I've heard of his work. Always open to new cooking tips.

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