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Come Aboard the Delta Queen (Cookbook)

A Cookbook Signing with Treats

featuring Cynthia LeJeune Nobles

Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Building: Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC), Tulane Bookstore
Location: uptown campus

The world's last authentic overnight wooden steamboat, the Delta Queen cruised America's inland waters from 1927 through 2008, offering passengers breathtaking views, luxury accommodations, rousing entertainment, and southern-style feasts. For over eighty-two years, chefs in the small galley served memorable meals—from fried chicken and crawfish en croute to strawberry shortcake and beignets.

The Delta Queen Cookbook brings the Delta Queen's story to life with an engaging historical narrative and over 125 recipes prepared by the steamboat's former chefs during their tenures in the "cookhouse." Nobles traces the story of the "Grand Old Lady" as she faced remarkable social, economic, and political challenges.

Each chapter ends with authentic Delta Queen recipes—including Citrus and Watercress Salad with Chili Dressing, Roast Duck and Wild Rice Soup, Speckled Trout Pecan, Eggs Crawkitty, Steamboat Pudding, and more—proportioned and tested for home kitchens. The Delta Queen Cookbook includes interviews with former crew, chefs, and passengers; over 90 historical and full-color photographs; and vintage and modern menus.

History buffs, steamboat lovers, and home cooks alike will revel in the memories and tastes that make the Delta Queen one of America's best-loved national treasures.

A member of the Newcomb College Culinary History Writers Group, author Cynthia LeJeune Nobles has contributed several chapters to New Orleans Cuisine.

Sponsored by: Bookstore

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Staff

For more information contact Dash Wasserman via email to dwasser1@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-865-5913






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