The Gravy
Elsa Hahne
“You Are Where You Eat“… is what we learned from Elsa’s previous book and for her next project Elsa will take us on a culinary adventure into the kitchens of 46 New Orleans musicians who will tell their stories and share their recipes.  The book, entitled ‘The Gravy’, will also be accompanied by a compilation CD.  Elsa believes that talking about cooking and food allows us to talk about life, about community, family and the City, and how different aspects of New Orleans culture fit together.  Also, in many ways, musicians’ cooking can shed some light on why they are successful musicians.

Elsa is a multi-talented author, photographer, designer, art director and food editor and will be undertaking all aspects of this project herself…of course with some help from the musicians!

Grant funds from the Foundation will be used towards printing of the book.

Musicians featured in the book will include:

  • Irma Thomas
  • John Boutte
  • Marcia Ball
  • Hellen Gillet
  • Bruce ‘Sunpie’ Barnes
  • Charmaine Neville
  • Susan Cowsill
  • Theresa Andersson
  • Dr John
  • Big Al Carson

… and many more!

For more information contact Elsa at