The Gravy

—In the Kitchen with New Orleans Musicians (High ISO Music, 2013)



It’s time to play with New Orleans musicians, as they invite you into their kitchens to share their stories and recipes. Based on the much-loved OffBeat magazine series with the same name, The Gravy—In the Kitchen with New Orleans Musicians will fill your ears and your belly, whether you choose breakfast with Mystikal, or lunch with Irma Thomas and her Macaroni and Cheese, or Creole Squash for supper at Big Al Carson’s house with a side of Antoinette K-Doe’s Cornbread.

With forty-four first-person accounts from musicians and more than two hundred photographs, this book digs into the deep connections between New Orleans music and food. Almost every musical genre in New Orleans is represented in these pages: jazz and brass, bounce and blues, Cajun and zydeco, singer-songwriter and Mardi Gras Indian music, hard rock and indie rock, hip-hop and rap, funk and pop, rhythm ’n’ blues, electronica, and world music.

The Gravy includes an introduction by Dr. John, and his recipe for Fried Frog Legs.

192 pages, 9 x 9 inches, 213 color photographs, 45 recipes, index

And... The best place to buy a signed book is right here! Just email us what you'd like the inscription to say (or you can get it signed "Enjoy! Elsa Hahne"). You can pay with a credit card over the phone, or we'll email you a PayPal invoice. If you're in New Orleans and want to support local stores, you can now find the book at Fleurty Girl, Octavia Books, Garden District Book Shop, Maple Street Book Shop (all locations), I.J. Reilly's, Louisiana Music Factory, and Roux Royale. (More stores to come.) You can also buy the book through Amazon, and soon through Barnes & Noble stores, including online.

$29.95 (plus tax, in Louisiana)
If you want to buy your copy of the book straight from us we charge you $5 flat-rate shipping (USPS media mail) for the first book within the continental U.S., and $2 for each additional book in the same order. We can also ship via FedEx, at cost, if you prefer—just let us know. All you need to do is send us an email at info@highisomusic.com and include your name, address, phone number, preferred payment method (PayPal or credit card over the phone), how many books you'd like, and tell us how you'd like them signed. That's it!



You Are Where You Eat

—Stories and Recipes from the Neighborhoods of New Orleans (University Press of Mississippi, 2008)



Eating and cooking well are not just industries but ways of life for all New Orleans. Writer and photographer Elsa Hahne has visited the kitchens of thirty-three of New Orleans's home cooks and raconteurs and has served up an expansive smorgasbord inspired by this vibrant city's love affair with food. Almost every cultural group that has made its mark on New Orleans is represented in these pages: Creole, African American, Native American, Isleno, German, Cajun, Italian, Irish, Greek, Hungarian, Croatian, Cuban, Honduran, Mexican, Indian, Filipino, Chinese, Vietnamese, and more. With thirty-three first-person accounts and over one hundred black-and-white and full-color photographs, You Are Where You Eat proves that the local population remains as passionate about cooking after the hurricanes of 2005 as at any time before. Among the eighty-five recipes are such classic New Orleans dishes as red beans and rice, catfish court bouillon, crawfish bisque, filé gumbo, grillades, and daube glacé, but also more recent arrivals to local tables: yakamein, pork tamales, crawfish samosas, and Vietnamese spring rolls.

224 pages, 9 x 9 inches, 33 color and 64 black/white photographs, 85 recipes, 1 map, index

$35 (plus tax, in Louisiana)
If you want to buy your copy of the book straight from us we charge you $5 flat-rate shipping (USPS media mail) for the first book within the continental U.S., and $2 for each additional book in the same order. We can also ship via FedEx, at cost, if you prefer—just let us know. All you need to do is send us an email at info@highisomusic.com and include your name, address, phone number, preferred payment method (PayPal or credit card over the phone), how many books you'd like, and tell us how you'd like them signed. Enjoy!