Marda Burton is a native of Laurel, Mississippi, who has lived in the French Quarter of New Orleans since 1986. She is a freelance writer/photographer of hundreds of magazine and newspaper features, travel editor and feature writer for Veranda Magazine, and has contributed essays and short stories to several anthologies.
Kenneth Holditch is a Research Professor Emeritus of American Literature at the University of New Orleans, where he taught for thirty-two years. A native of Mississippi, he is the founding editor of the Tennessee Williams Journal. He is the coauthor of Tennessee Williams and the South and gives literary walking tours of the French Quarter.
Biography of a Bistro
by Marda Burton & Kenneth Holditch
black and white photographs
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Delicious, decadent and fiercely traditional, Galatoire's is everything that's fabulous (and eccentric) about New Orleans rolled into one sublime institution. This is an exceptional history of the renowned restaurant, featuring rare photographs and stories that cut across the vast spectrum that populates the Gataloire's universe. Uncover the secrets of the restaurant's signature dishes. Go backstage with Galatoire family members. Eavesdrop as deals are cut in the glittering downstairs dining room. Includes 20 Galatoire's recipes.
"Marda Burton and Kenneth Holditch's Galatoire's: Biography of a Bistro has drama and pleasure ... it will be of great value to that future chronicler of the socially gustatory."
--The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune