Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie

New Orleans Favorites

By Meryl Perloff
San Luis Obispo, California: Meryl Perloff, 2013. One-of-a-Kind.

11 x 5 x2"; 24 pages including colophon. Canson Classic Cream, 90lb, 147 gsm paper. Scanned images then printed on a HP Officejet Pro 8000 printer. Lucida Calligraphy 16 pt Bold Italic and Georgia Italic 12 pt fonts. Bound in paper-covered boards with relief skyline illustration on front board. Metal screw post binding. Slipcased.

Meryl Perloff: "The tradition of fine cuisine from the culturally diverse population of New Orleans has much to recommend it. My recollections of some favorite meals of the mid-20th century are contained in this unique cookbook. The unusual format showcases recipes on pages that open upward and alternately outward. The book is intended as an art piece, although the recipes are authentic.

"Browsing through this collection of traditional favorites from a variety of ethnicities is a treat in itself. Cooking the recipes and enjoying the results with family and friends is an extraordinary experience. A custom slipcase is included."