Theodore Fonvill Winans (Photographer) New Orleans: Amy Cyrex Sins, 2007. Third Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. Format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches. xiii, 219 pages. Decorative covers. Profusely illustrated (many in color). A unique look at the impact of Hurricane Katrina on a family and a community and a story of nutrition and reliance effectively and evocatively told and lavishly and horrifically illustrated. Foreword by Gaspar J. "Buddy" Stall. Eight Months Later. Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. Resources. Contributors. Index. No dust jacket present (may not have been issued). Inscribed by the author on the fep. Inscription reads: Laurie, To family favorites old & new---Cheers! A.C.Sins. In 2006, the Gourmand Award Winning cookbook was honored for its uniqueness, ingenuity and beauty. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will help the region through donations to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. With the group's assistance, it is author Sins' goal to help preserve and restore the wetlands of Louisiana. International award winning author, Amy Cyrex Sins is a Loyola University of New Orleans graduate with a degree in communications. She is a cooking enthusiast who spends every free moment in the kitchen creating wonderful meals for friends and family. Amy was inspired to write her first cookbook after the events of Hurricane Katrina ravaged her home and her city. The one thing she lost that was missed most of all was her collection of handwritten recipes passed on from family and friends. Amy believes that her furniture and things are easily replaced, but handwritten recipes are something that are cherished but now lost forever. After hurricane Katrina, many thought the ability to enjoy fine New Orleans style cooking might be gone forever. Fortunately, the culinary experience tourists and locals alike expect from New Orleans and South Louisiana has been captured in an elegant new cookbook. Titled Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family and Food After Katrina, the 232-page coffee table style volume is enabling food lovers the opportunity to enjoy fabulous New Orleans and Louisiana style cuisine at home while also helping a good cause. New Orleans resident and emerging author, Amy Cyrex Sins, is supporting the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana through her full size, four-color, hardbound cookbook. Amy’s has included her personal journey after the floodwaters ravaged her home, as well as, stories from people she has met along the way. Included throughout the book are interesting facts about life in New Orleans. While pairing both traditional and inventive menus with heartwarming stories from rescue workers, residents and friends of the region, Amy creates a book truly capturing life in New Orleans and South Louisiana both before and after Katrina. Ruby Slippers not only offers over 140 family recipes from throughout Louisiana, but also several recipes from 14 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants. The menus are sure to keep readers busy entertaining family and friends with traditional New Orleans dishes and a few new family favorites. Amy’s book is filled with lavish photography, sure to evoke strong emotions, depicting both devastated and untouched areas of the city. Readers will find the book heartbreaking, heartwarming, uplifting all at the same time. The resilience and strength of the people living in the New Orleans area is evident in the pages of Ruby Slippers. Amy’s book is a small step in the right direction to preserve something all hold dear: life, family, and food that are uniquely New Orleans. Condition: Very good.
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