A Topsy-turvy History of New Orleans & Ten Tiny Turtles
300 Years and Slowly Counting
Ten tiny turtles take you on a historical journey through New Orleans to celebrate the tri-centennial in 2018. From when the French explorers first disembarked from their tall ships, waded ashore, and established the city of New Orleans, to the city¿s topsy-turvy history of pirates and parades, battles and brass bands, colorful cuisine, a chess champ, and some very heavy weather, the turtle family of Brennan¿s restaurant has borne quiet witness from its stately courtyard. In the tradition of New Orleans¿ rich culinary history, the first five of the ten tiny turtles, the ¿Muthas,¿ have been named after the five mother sauces of classical French cuisine, which are so essential to the city¿s fare: Béchamel, Espagnole, Hollandaise, Tomate, and Velouté. The ¿Othas,¿ bear the names of five other sauces that complement signature New Orleans dishes: Bordelaise, Cocktail, Mignonette, Remoulade, and Ravigote. Here, for the first time, the present generation of ten tiny turtles ¿ nine girls and one boy ¿ reveals the vibrant evolution of the beloved city, New Orleans, and in particular, the story of one of its most iconic restaurants, Brennan¿s, in the historic French Quarter.
[Birmingham, AL] : Hoffman Media LLC, 
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1 volume (unnumbered) : color illustrations ; 20 x 30