New Orleans con Sabor Latino Book Signing hosted by Chef Adolfo Garcia
Thursday, 14 November 2013 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)
We invite you to join us as New Orleans Chef Adolfo Garcia will host a tasting and a signing party at High Hat Café. 4500 Freret Street, New Orleans 504-754-1336, to celebrate the release of New Orleans con Sabor Latino Cooking: The History and Passion of Latino Cooking. Author Zella Palmer Cuadra will be on hand to inscribe copies and to talk about the book.
About the book:
New Orleans con Sabor Latino: The History and Passion of Latino Cooking (University Press of Mississippi) is a documentary cookbook that draws on the rich Latino culture and history of New Orleans by focusing on thirteen New Orleanian Latinos from diverse backgrounds. Their stories are compelling and reveal a history that for too long has been overlooked. From farmers’ markets, fine-dining restaurants, street cart vendors, and home cooks, there isn’t a part of the food industry that has been left untouched by this fusion of cultures.
For each interview, the author, Zella Palmer Cuadra visited and interviewed the participants. Each dish is placed in historical context and is presented in full-color images, along with photographs of the cooks. Readers are left with fascinating oral histories of contemporary Hispanic lives in and around New Orleans.
Finally, New Orleans Con Sabor Latino includes a lagniappe section of New Orleans recipes from a Latin perspective by Zella Palmer Cuadra. Such creations include seafood paella with shrimp boudin, Puerto Rican po’boy (jibarito) with grillades, and Cuban chicken soup bring to life this delicious mix of traditional recipes and new flavors.
Chef Garcia will create some of the book’s signature dishes. The bartenders at the High Hat Café will also be creating cocktails featured in the book. Also, come and mingle with some of the participants in the book and find out what New Orleans Con Sabor Latino is all about!
Book sales will be provided by Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans 504-899-7323