KENNEDY, Scoop. Dining In New Orleans. A Gourmet's Guide - Illustrated. (FIRST EDITION - 1945)



TITLE: Dining In New Orleans. A Gourmet's Guide - Illustrated.

PUBLISHER: Vieux Carre, New Orleans: Bormon House, 1945.

DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., 9" x 6", 105pp(iii), stapled, introductions by Esquire Editor Arnold Gingrich and author Robert Goffin, the latter in both French and English, pictorial wrappers, illustrated by Tilden Landry, blocks hand-carved by Bob Riley.

CONDITION: hinges fine, mild chipping to corners, mild toning to edges of pages, front wrapper with faint outlining to printed type, better than it may sound, a GOOD+ copy of a scarce New Orleans dinning guide.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Scoop Kennedy's lively WWII-era guide to dinning in New Orleans, with numerous lengthy restaurant reviews circa 1945.  This book celebrates the cities cuisine from a food-lovers point of view, general sidestepping the pricer establishments in favor of those serving superior New Orleans and ethnic cooking.  Though Merlin "Scoop" Kennedy began life as a newspaper reporter, his truest love was food.  Known for his writings on the subject, such as this work, which he completed just before he went off to war, Kennedy gained his greatest recognition for his extremely popular WDSU-TV New Orleans cooking show.