Author Cynthia LeJeune Nobles will be at Bay Books from 5:00-7:00 on Saturday, April, 13th her award winning book, The Delta Queen Cookbook: The History and Recipes of the Legendary Steamboat.
Join Bay Books for an evening with Cynthia LeJeune Nobles who will sign her fascinating historical book on the world's last authentic overnight wooden steamboat and the food that was served on board.
The Delta Queen cruised America’s inland waters from 1927 through 2008, offering passengers breathtaking views, luxury accommodations, rousing entertainment, and southern-style feasts. For over eighty-two years, chefs in the small galley served memorable meals—from fried chicken and creole gumbo to strawberry shortcake and praline pecan pie. The Delta Queen Cookbook brings the Delta Queen’s story to life with an engaging historical narrative and over 125 recipes prepared by the steamboat’s former chefs during their tenures in the “cookhouse.”
Nobles traces the story of the “Grand Old Lady” as she faced remarkable social, economic, and political challenges. The Delta Queen became a haven for illegal drinking during Prohibition, and she survived the effects of the Great Depression, World War II, and increasingly modern and sophisticated competition. Each chapter ends with authentic Delta Queen recipes—including Citrus and Watercress Salad with Chili Dressing, Roast Duck and Wild Rice Soup, Speckled Trout Pecan, Eggs Crawkitty, Steamboat Pudding, and more—proportioned and tested for home kitchens.
The Delta Queen Cookbook includes interviews with former crew, chefs, and passengers; over 90 historical and full-color photographs; and vintage and modern menus. History buffs, steamboat lovers, and home cooks alike will revel in the memories and tastes that make the Delta Queen one of America’s best-loved national treasures.
For more information about this event or to reserve your copy of The Delta Queen Cookbook: The History and Recipes of the Legendary Steamboat please contact Bay Books at 228.463.2688
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