Title: Tabasco: An Illustrated History
Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition
New and unread. A beautiful and informative book. The book is clean and crip. Bookseller Inventory # 000266
TABASCO®: An Illustrated History is the first and only book about the McIlhenny family and company based on previously untapped documents in the McIlhenny Company Archives. This chronicle examines the origin of TABASCO® sauce, from its post-Civil War creation on Avery Island, Louisiana, to its evolution into the "gold standard" of pepper sauces and a global culinary icon.
It also examines the often stranger-than-fiction stories that are inexorably bound up with the rise of TABASCO®--Edmund McIlhenny's creation of the sauce in the midst of Reconstruction-era economic ruin; John Avery McIlhenny's adventures in Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders volunteer cavalry regiment; Edward Avery McIlhenny's explorations in the unforgiving Arctic; and Walter S. McIlhenny's amazing heroics in World War II, which eventually secured him the rank of brigadier general, even as he modernized his family business and ensured its success into the late Twentieth century.
In addition to the central narrative, TABASCO®: An Illustrated History contains numerous detailed sidebars, as well as over a dozen historical recipes selected from handwritten McIlhenny family cookbooks and other archival sources. This book boasts hundreds of fascinating photographs, both in color and black-and-white, many of which are previously unpublished.
Shane K. Bernard is historian and curator for the McIlhenny Company and Avery Island, Inc., Archives. He is the author of Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues; The Cajuns: Americanization of a People; and Cajuns and Their Acadian Ancestors: A Young Reader's History (all from University Press of Mississippi).
From the Publisher: This story of the McIlhenny family of Avery Island, Louisiana, and a world-renowned pepper sauce
--Provides the first and only book drawn from extensive McIlhenny Company archives
--Describes the previously mysterious creation and superbly successful branding of TABASCO®, the world-renowned pepper sauce
--Offers a lavishly illustrated gift for the food reader and the pepper fanatic
--Supplies dozens of McIlhenny family recipes
--Features remarkable family history through five fascinating generations-- TABASCO®'s creator, a Reconstruction-era entrepreneur; a member of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders; an explorer and conservationist; a World War II marine; and a present-day businessman
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