Second Line

Author: Poppy Z. Brite
Publisher: Small Beer Press
ISBN: 1618730169
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Two short novels starring lovable chefs Rickey and G-man, living and cooking in pre-Katrina New Orleans.

The New Orleans Of Fiction

Author: James A. Kaser
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810892049
Size: 62.58 MB
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In The New Orleans of Fiction: A Research Guide, James A. Kaser provides detailed synopses for more than 500 works of fiction significantly set in New Orleans and published between 1836 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information for works dating from 1981 well into the 21st century, while a biographical section provides basic information about the authors, some of whom are obscure and would be difficult to find in other sources.

Soul Kitchen

Author: Poppy Z. Brite
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307237656
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Hooked on painkillers after being injured on the job and owing money to his source, the crooked Dr. Lamotte, Rickey agrees to open a restaurant on a lakefront casino boat in which Lamotte and a silent partner have invested a fortune, only to discover that the line cook, an old friend with a past, is a convicted murderer and that Lamotte's partner has some highly sinister connections. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Liquor

Author: Poppy Z. Brite
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780307537720
Size: 55.59 MB
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Two line cooks decide to open their own restaurant in New Orleans in the second book in the Rickey and G-Man series by novelist Poppy Z. Brite. New Orleans natives Rickey and G-man are lifetime friends and down-and-out line cooks desperate to make a quick buck. When Rickey concocts the idea of opening a restaurant in their alcohol-loving hometown where every dish packs a spirited punch, they know they’re on their way to the bank. With some wheeling and dealing, a slew of great recipes, and a few lucky breaks, Rickey and G-man are soon on their way to opening Liquor, their very own restaurant. But first they need to pacify a local crank who doesn’t want to see his neighborhood disturbed, sidestep Rickey’s deranged ex-boss, rein in their big-mouth silent partner before he runs amok, and stay afloat in a stew of corruption in a town well known for its bottom feeders. A manic, spicy romp through the kitchens, back alleys, dive bars, and drug deals of the country’s most sublimely ridiculous city, author Poppy Z. Brite masterfully shakes equal parts ambition, scandal, cocaine, and murder, and serves Liquor straight up, with a twist.

Kalpa Imperial

Author: AngŽlica Gorodischer
Publisher: Small Beer Press
ISBN: 1618730193
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Emperors, empresses, storytellers, thievesand the Natural History of Ferrets.

Antediluvian Tales

Author: Poppy Z. Brite
Publisher: Subterranean
ISBN: 9781596061163
Size: 55.58 MB
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"Atediuvian tales contains five stories of the Stubbs family, the New Orleans clan who adventures Brite has chronicled in her popular Liquor novels and other works. Two more stories revisit the author's fictious alter ego Dr. Brite, the coroner of New Orleans. Completing the book is "The last good of my life," a nonfiction look at the changes the past two years have wroght on Brite, filtered through a reminiscence about a day she spent knocking around Cairns, Australia" -- inside cover.

Prime

Author: Poppy Z. Brite
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307542726
Size: 43.83 MB
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Two years after the opening of Liquor, New Orleans chefs Rickey and G-man are immersed in the life of their restaurant, enjoying a loyal cast of diners, and cooking great booze-laced food. All’s well until a bad review in a local paper not-so-subtly hints that their “silent” backer, celebrity chef Lenny Duveteaux, has ulterior motives. When Lenny is accused of serious criminal activity by eccentric D.A. Placide Treat, Rickey and G-man realize it may be time to end their dependence on him. When Rickey is offered a plum consulting job at a Dallas restaurant, it seems the perfect way to beef up their bank account. But taking the gig will mean a reunion with Cooper Stark, the older chef with whom Rickey shared an unsettling cocaine-fueled encounter back in culinary school, as well as dealing with gung-ho Texas businessman/restaurateur Frank Firestone. At G-man’s urging, Rickey finally accepts the offer and revamps Firestone’s menu to rave reviews. Home in New Orleans, Rickey has just settled back into his daily kitchen routine when he receives disturbing information that forces his return to Dallas. As Placide Treat’s machinations grow ever more bizarre, G-man learns that there’s more to the story—and that Rickey is in Texas-size danger. From the Trade Paperback edition.

My New Orleans

Author: John Besh
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740784137
Size: 61.76 MB
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A Southern chef offers an introduction to the cooking of New Orleans, with over two hundred recipes, descriptions of traditional ingredients, as well as a discussion of the social customs of the city and his own family history.

D U C K

Author: Poppy Z. Brite
Publisher: Subterranean
ISBN:
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What if hurricane Katrina never reached New Orleans? With this touch of alternative history as a backdrop, Brite's series featuring master chefs Rickey and G-Man takes a more ruminative turn. This time the gay duo is struggling to prepare a banquet of wild duck for the Louisiana branch of Ducks Unlimited. The real core of the book, though, is surprisingly philosophical, as Brite reflects perceptively on how we become who we are.