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Galatoire's: Biography of a Bistro Hardcover – February 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Hill Street Press (February 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588180719
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588180711
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,307,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Marda Burton is a freelance travel journalist who has written for Veranda. Kenneth Holditch is a professor emeritus at the University of New Orleans. He is the author of Tennessee Williams and the South. They both live in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M & B Darby on May 26, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Galatoires, as Burton and Holditch portray it, is a microcosm of New Orleans traditions reflected in the history of the Galatoire family, the loyal generations of staff, food tastes as they have evolved, and the eccentric, and sometimes famous, patrons throughout the years who have made the restaurant so successful. The layout with photographs and numerous anecdotes convey the vitality of this venerable institution. We even tried some of the recipes and created a little bit of Galatoire heaven in our own kitchen. The many facets of this book will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. Whoever thought anyone could portray the life of a restaurant so vividly on the printed page!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Whitlock on July 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Burton and Holditch lovingly recount the 120-year history of this famous eatery, synonymous for many with New Orleans itself. Along the way we are regaled with anecdotes about the Galatoire family owners (now in the fourth generation), dedicated staff, and loyal customers. From Tennessee Williams to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, an impressive parade of celebrities, socialites and royalty have dined at this New Orleans landmark. The authors also include some traditional recipes. I recommend this book to anyone who likes good food, good times, and the Big Easy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Harlen on September 6, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Enjoyable walk through the long run of Galatoire's. Recommended for anyone who has eaten there as I have a number of times. You don't need to be a regular to savor the stories. Here's hoping Galatoire's returns even better after Katrina. Steve
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frankie No Tie on June 24, 2013
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Full disclosure, I have a house account.
Galatoire's is New Orleans. Elegant and crazy. You either get it or you don't.
If you get it, the book is wonderful. Like reading about your dearest friend.
All the chapters are relevant to the experience, from standing in line to the waiters.
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