by Poppy Tooker and David G. Spielman
Hardcover, 136 pages, Pelican Pub Co Inc, List Price: $24.95 | purchase
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Poppy Tooker collects an oral history of Louisiana's diverse food culture, bringing together recipes, portraits and stories from the people behind the dishes.
April 17, 2014 When Poppy Tooker was a kid, her favorite dish was her great-grandmother's Peas in a Roux. Only years later did Tooker discover that canned peas — not fresh or frozen — were the key to the recipe.
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At Mardi Gras, cup dispensers wear a little extra flair. Pictured in the top left corner is your future milk punch container — temporarily airborne.
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February 27, 2014 Eggs and milk might make for a breakfast you'd expect to find on your table each Monday. But with Fat Tuesday fast arriving, Poppy Tooker gives this standard fare some twists fit for Mardi Gras.
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