Delta Queen Cookbook

Recipes and Memories of the Legendary Steamboat

A book by

Cynthia LeJeune Nobles  
Foreword by Captain Clarke C. "Doc" Hawley

              Released September 17, 2012
Published by LSU Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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A Tribute to an American Treasure

This book is the final chapter in the Delta Queen's history as an overnight passenger steamboat on America's rivers.

The Delta Queen was the world's last authentic overnight wooden steamboat and operated as a floating hotel on America's inland waters from 1927 through 2008. This volume relates the "Grand Old Lady's" history, from the early years in California, including her stint with the U.S. Navy during World War II, on through her journey from the West Coast to New Orleans and on to Cincinnati, and her decades of travel on the rivers of America's heartland. During all this time the boat faced remarkable social, economic, and political challenges. Despite these obstacles, however, she seamlessly coddled her passengers with cozy staterooms, rousing entertainment, impeccable service, and down-home, yet sophisticated Southern-style feasts.

Part history book and part cookbook, Delta Queen Cookbook is the result of more than three years of research. This colorful volume brings the Delta Queen's melodramatic story to life through detailed historical narrative, along with:
* crew, chef, and passenger interviews
    * over 150 historical and full-color photographs
    * historical and modern menus
    * over 125 kitchen-ready recipes contributed by the galley's chefs 

History buffs, steamboat lovers, and home cooks alike will revel in the memories that make the Delta Queen one of America's best-loved national treasures.

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