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The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak

Randy Fertel

The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak

a New Orleans family memoir

by Randy Fertel

  • 175 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading

Published by University Press of Mississippi in Jackson .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • Restaurateurs,
  • Family,
  • Businesspeople,
  • Biography,
  • Childhood and youth

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-291).

    StatementRandy Fertel
    SeriesWillie Morris books in memoir and biography, Willie Morris books in memoir and biography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF379.N553 A227 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 293 p. :
    Number of Pages293
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25131388M
    ISBN 101617030821, 161703083X
    ISBN 109781617030826, 9781617030833
    LC Control Number2011010691
    OCLC/WorldCa710816097

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    Very good condition. Cover has light wear. Ticket stubs from lecture by author pasted to inside front cover and ad for lecture by author pasted on front endpaper. Stated first printing. Published in by University Press of Mississippi. The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak Book Summary: The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak is the story of two larger-than-life characters and the son whom their lives helped to shape. Ruth Fertel was a petite, smart, tough-as-nails blonde, with a weakness for rogues, who founded the Ruth’s Chris Steak House empire almost by accident.

    The Ruth's Chris Steakhouse chain has been celebrated in rap songs and is famous around the United States for the massive entrees including steaks rich with butter. With over restaurants. Randy Fertel is the author of The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak ( avg rating, 71 ratings, 11 reviews, published ), A Taste for Chaos ( /5(11).


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The racial integration of Ruth’s Chris happened in a moment of political power broking. Despite her roots in Plaquemines Parish, I have often heard it said that Ruth’s Chris was the first fine dining restaurant in New Orleans where blacks felt comfortable.

Lolis Edward Elie, a member of the most important civil rights firm in the city, Collins, Douglas and Elie, broke the race barrier. “The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak is a one-of-a-kind real-life tale, as layered, rich, and full of surprises as a street map of New Orleans.

Randy Fertel had the good fortune to be born to a pair of American originals, and his parents had the great fortune to live out their fascinating lives in front of a son who’s a natural-born. Their book, Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes and More from NPR's The Kitchen Sisters, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in and nominated for a James Beard Award.

A tie-in to the NPR series Hidden Kitchens, it explores street corner cooking, kitchen rituals and visionaries, legendary meals and eating audio book is narrated by actress Francis McDormand.Skip Rutherford, dean of the Clinton School of Public Service, was hanging out at Square Books in Oxford, Miss., when he came across a copy of “The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak” by Randy Fertel.

The book was released earlier this year by the University Press of Mississippi.