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A Riverboat Culinary Adventure

Tasty Travels

Destination: The Mississippi River

Book: The Delta Queen Cookbook: The History and Recipes of the Legendary Steamboat (NEW Sept. 2912) by Cynthia LeJeune Nobles

Lazy River Meals

by Brette Sember

I vividly recall seeing a paddlewheel steamboat on the Mississippi in New Orleans when I visited as a teen. It was elegant and stately, yet it had an air of flamboyance about it. The giant paddlewheel in the back turned slowly and gently, moving the boat through the muddy water. Passenger steamboats began cruising the Mississippi in the 1700s, providing a relaxed and luxurious way to travel the river and see the beautiful towns and lands of the south. In addition to the sumptuous accommodations, the boats became known for their fine dining. Continue reading