Colonial Dames of America Louisiana To a King's Taste Cookbook
This 1959 printing of To a King's Taste, a vintage cookbook from the Colonial Dames of America, Louisiana, is a special mix of recipes from New Orleans and Louisiana residents. West Indian Banana Fritters, Pineapple Souffle, Crabs Ravigote, Daube Glace Creole, and Walnut Whiskey Balls are just a few of the many wonderful southern recipes inside this nostalgic and collectible cookbook.
Format: Softcover spiral bound, 196 pages.
Publisher: National Colonial Dames of America
Author: Members of the National Colonial Dames of America
Description: To all the world New Orleans means Carnival; to our town itself, Carnival is New Orleans. And one need not be an Orleanian to agree that this is the continent's capital of gustatory delight, a Creole-American haven of rare food, created with affection and an understanding of the high art of good eating.
Here is a book, original as it is new, combining food and the Mardi Gras in a happy mixture. Its sponsors have dipped into Carnival lore and also into the "receipt books" and seasoning pans of the Queen City of the Mississippi; and Mardi Gras' monarchs -- queens and kings -- and their friends have come forward to help them.
This is a volume, sui generis, for the New Orleans native, the New Orleans visitor, the man or woman who wants to come here, and others who may never do so. It would seem to be the equivalent of a privileged trip to the town, and a long look behind the scenes.
New Orleans cooking is a gumbo of many elements -- French, Spanish, Negro, Indian and several others. Into the pot has gone art, delight and magnificent ingredients. Some of those who know most about the high tradition now share their secrets with the reader.
It was Mark Twain, licking his lips over a New Orleans fish dish, who announced that it was "as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin," and William Makepeace Thackeray added the other classic remark about our cuisine: "It seemed to me the one city in the world where you could eat and drink the most and suffer the least."
Condition: Spiral slightly cracked. Covers have some discoloration and minor shelf wear. Further good condition.