by Sam Winston
" Sara Roahen has written a surprisingly informative, engaging and amusing book about the cooking of New Orleans -- surprisingly, that is, because she is an outsider who yearns to be accepted as an authentic New Orleanean...
It's not easy to imagine someone coming into New Orleans from the cold and writing a regular column about its food, but apparently Roahen did so with aplomb and won a loyal readership in the process. " - The Washington Post
Gambit itself also gets props as a "lively" newspaper.