Well, IT’S FINALLY DONE! (BTW, its never done) But Beth and I’s book, The Petticoat Rebellion: A Culinary History of French Louisiana is now available IN PRINT from Amazon.com. Just … Continue reading IT’S FINALLY DONE . . . Self-Printing and Self-Editing, Part VI
Oh! The joy! Oh, the gratification! Oh, the fulfilment! I have been APPROVED by Apple. The company that has guided me for the last 30 years in all my endeavours … Continue reading And so it begins . . .
The beginning of December 2013. This is the first of the last blogs of the year. Perhaps two more will happen. 2014 will be the year the 1718 Project starts … Continue reading The Petticoat Rebellion, Vol.1 on the horizon
Tante Suzanne and Gerard sat down on the levee with their cans of steaming coffee. She opened her aprons to show her companion the treasures hidden therein. Inside were five … Continue reading Let us welcome Tante Suzanne
Its been a long time since my last blog. Research and writing continues apace. I can only blame the hectic holiday season and my work schedule during December. Now on … Continue reading An 18th Century New Orleans Potager
It has been awhile. I have been wandering between the techno/intellectual frontier and what is commonly known as real life. Between bouts of household management, the onerous duties of convenience … Continue reading Cookbook Preview Arrives
Someone once told me, “the interruptions ARE my job”. My birthday was August 19th. But that’s not why I’m writing this blog post. This birthday was a marker date in … Continue reading Hurricanes, Electricity, Family, Jobs, Writing, and Frere Gerard.
THEY HAD TO EAT ? Histories and tales of French Colonial New Orleans raise a constant chant of misery, poverty, neglect, abandonment, and pathos. Taken at face value, a modern … Continue reading The book said I need a Hypothesis, so . . .
Compiling a list of foodstuffs that were available to the kitchens in Creole New Orleans and the Île d’Orleans in the first half of the 18th Century is relatively easy. … Continue reading Building an 18th Century Creole Pantry, Part One