Gourmet’s Guide to New Orleans, 1933, first edition, 1960 printing copy of Gourmet’s Guide to New Orleans by Caroline Merrick Jones. (Natalie Scott’s name was removed as author.) Printed by Peerless Printing Co, 307 Chartres St., New Orleans in 1933. The Foreword by Dorothy Dix was replaced. The enthusiastic Introduction by Jones lists the restaurants that originated some of their recipes: Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, Galatoire’s, Broussard’s, the Louisiane, the Vieux, Mme. Gaye’s, Tante Rose’s, Mme. Felicie’s, Aunt Melissa’s, the Green Shutter, the Patio Royal, the Court-yard Kitchen, Miss Emily Freret’s, the Cafe Royal, the Courtyard of the Two Sisters, and the Pirates’ Chest. They also discuss the history behind dishes like jambalaya, courtbouillon, bouillabaisse, oysters Rockefeller, and Creole gumbo. Nearly all of the recipes have the name of a New Orleans lady in parenthesis under the name of the dish.
This cookbook has a cardboard cover that is in nearly mint condition. It has 96 pages, and all of them are clean and clear. The hand sewn binding is firm. The hinges are in good shape. Excellent vintage condition.