Classic Legends and Foods of New Orleans are Digitally Remastered Books and Available New Again

Four books that New Orleanians grew up with are now readily available again, as part of Quid Pro Books’ project to republish classic work to speak to a new generation. They are part of the Quaint Press imprint that identifies out-of-print works and brings them back worldwide in convenient formats. They are:

1. NEW ORLEANS: FACTS AND LEGENDS, by Raymond J. Martinez and Jack D. L. Holmes
A classic compilation of history, tales, and folklore about New Orleans, the book is peppered with numerous vintage photographs of historic sites and the legendary men and women who framed Louisiana’s life and lore. Maintained in its original edition and accurately reproduced, this book is perfect for tourists and locals alike, including curious teens and old-timers. It was written and presented by two well-known keepers of New Orleans’ rich heritage. Its wide topics and contents are listed at any link below.

Available in print and in digital formats:

Paperback: At Amazon.com, our QP eStore, Barnes & Noble, BooksAMillion.com, and other sites. Libraries may also order through YBP Library Services and Ingram catalog.

eBooks available at leading ebookstores:

Kindle edition, at Amazon.

NOOKBook, at Barnes & Noble.

At Google Play and Google Books.

At Apple iBooks and iTunes (see it on iPad and iPhone bookstores, and previewed online).

Cataloging: New Orleans Facts and Legends

ISBN 9781610272438 (pbk); list price $15.99
ISBN 9781610272476 (ebk); $6.49
Page count: 158 pp.

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2. LOUISIANA’S FABULOUS FOODS AND HOW TO COOK THEM, by Helen Henriques Hardy and Raymond J. Martinez
Louisiana lore and recipes from famous New Orleans restaurants is available new, in an accurate facsimile edition or new ebook. Louisiana cookery (or Creole cooking) is famous throughout the U.S. and is known for its distinctiveness in many parts of the world. Its fame did not come as a mere accident, but was earned as a result of painstaking care and experimenting over a period of many decades. It has its own history, a unique lore, and an enduring flavor. The book recounts the lore and history behind this culinary style and the city, and is not just a cookbook. But it is that, too: it features detailed recipes from Antoine’s, Arnaud’s, Brennan’s, Galatoire’s, Maylie’s, Kambur & Co. Wholesale Seafood, Pittari’s, and Tujaque’s.

Available in print and in leading digital formats:

Paperback: At Amazon.com, our QP eStore, Barnes & Noble, BooksAMillion.com, and other sites. Libraries may also order through YBP Library Services and Ingram.

eBooks available at the following sites:

Kindle edition, at Amazon.

NOOKBook, at Barnes & Noble.

Apple iBooks and iTunes (see it on iPad and iPhone bookstores; see preview).

Google Books and its Google Play app.

Cataloging: Louisiana’s Fabulous Foods and How to Cook Them

ISBN 9781610272452 (pbk); list price $15.99
ISBN 9781610272445 (ebk); $6.49
Page count: 88 pp.

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3. FRENCHMEN, DESIRE, GOOD CHILDREN… by John Churchill Chase
Calliope? Burgundy? St. Charles? Craps Street? New Orleans history, legend, and myth is humorously and colorfully told through its street names, in a famous book all the locals grew up with — and tourists will enjoy — by cartoonist and humorist John Churchill Chase. The new ebook edition takes Chase’s second and best edition and makes it more usable to the digital reader, adding a fully-linked index, active Contents, linked notes and cross-references, and more. It is searchable and properly formatted, and illustrated with scores of cartoons. A local favorite for generations.

Available in leading digital formats:

Kindle edition, at Amazon.

NOOKBook, at Barnes & Noble.

At Apple iBooks and iTunes (see it on iPad and iPhone bookstores; and previewed online).

And at Google Play and Google Books.

Cataloging: Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children…

ISBN 9781610272391 (ebk); list price $9.49
Page count: 280 pp.
Paperback versions of this classic book are also available from other publishers such as Pelican (not affiliated with Quaint Press) here.

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4. MYSTERIOUS MARIE LAVEAU, VOODOO QUEEN… by Raymond J. Martinez
Legends, lore and unvarnished truths surrounding New Orleans’ most famous Voodoo mistress, and other tales from surrounding parishes of days long gone by. Includes illustrated guide to palm-reading, humorous asides, historical comparisons, and over 20 images. In addition to the facts and folklore about Marie Laveau herself, including revealing research into some debunked myths and unanswered questions, the book offers entertaining stories of her life and the people around the New Orleans area.

Available in print and digital formats:

Paperback: At Amazon.com, our QP eStore, Barnes & Noble, BooksAMillion.com, and other sites. Libraries may also order through YBP and Ingram.

eBooks:

Kindle edition, at Amazon.

NOOKBook, at Barnes & Noble.

Google Play app, and more generally at Google Books here.

And at Apple iBooks and iTunes (see it on iPad and iPhone bookstores; preview here).

Cataloging: Mysterious Marie Laveau, Voodoo Queen, and Folk Tales Along the Mississippi

ISBN 9780615758657 (pbk); list price $15.99
ISBN 9781610278911 (ebk); $5.99
Page count: 116 pp.