An Introduction to Patrick Lafcadio Hearn – La Cuisine Creole A Collection of Culinary Recipes From Leading Chefs and Noted Creole Housewives Who Have Made New Orleans Famous for its Cuisine

My love for Gumbo and a simple search on Amazon for “Creole cooking” threw up an unexpected delight in the form of an Irish-Greek writer who travelled the world and wrote one of the first (if not the first) books on Creole cooking. He seems to have been forgotten somewhat by the western world and the aim of this blogpost is to re-introduce Patrick Lafcadio Hearn and La Cuisine Creole to the culinary world.

Patrick Lefcadio Hearn
Patrick Lafcadio Hearn

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