Edward Lee

at in store on 05/16/2018, 06:00 pm
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"New Orleans", LA
 
"895-2266"
 
"http://www.gardendistrictbookshop.com"
American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee, who, like Anthony Bourdain or Gabrielle Hamilton, is as much a writer as he is a chef, that first surprising bite is just the beginning. What about the people behind the food? What about the traditions, the innovations, the memories? A natural-born storyteller, Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating narratives from every corner of the country. There’s a Cambodian couple in Lowell, Massachusetts, and their efforts to re-create the flavors of their lost country. A Uyghur café in New York’s Brighton Beach serves a noodle soup that seems so very familiar and yet so very exotic—one unexpected ingredient opens a window onto an entirely unique culture. A beignet from Café du Monde in New Orleans, as potent as Proust’s madeleine, inspires a narrative that tunnels through time, back to the first Creole cooks, then forward to a Korean rice-flour hoedduck and a beignet dusted with matcha. This book is available in hardcover ($27.50). Pableaux Johnson will moderate a discussion with Edward Lee and local chef, Justin Devillier (LaPetite Grocery & Balise). Edward with sign his book, Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine. If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books. Event date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Event address: Garden District Book Shop 2727 Prytania Street New Orleans, LA 70130

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