Recipes – Eat My Words!

 

Before I began writing The Crossings I spent many hours doing research so that it would be as historically accurate as possible. It was important to the story, as the economic hardships endured were a major influence on everything that occurred in that period. I wanted the readers to know what life was like when my father Georgie, the main character, was growing up in the 1930s. I read books, scoured the internet, looked at old photos, recalled stories my father told of Latonia and the L&N railroad, New Orleans, and the Mardi Gras especially. I learned a lot of interesting things that my readers may also enjoy. 

Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole

Throughout The Crossings, food dishes are mentioned a number of times. As they say, "you are what you eat," so food references help bring the characters to life as well as give the reader a snapshot of their culture. I hope you enjoy these "extras" that all had an influence in my writing. Bon Appetit!

 

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