Eugene Walter was a true Mobilian, zany and infused with joie de vivre. He passed away in 1998 and so we thought there wouldn’t be another Eugene offering. But today, his new book goes on sale nationwide, The Happy Table of Eugene Walter: Southern Spirits in Food and Drink.
Local author Franklin Daugherty, in his review, said it best:
There is nothing quite like Eugene Walter’s love of food and masterful style. Imagine Truman Capote or Flannery O’Connor writing cookbooks, but with a Mozartian wit and lightness. This is not just a cookbook but also a guide to life and a vision of convivial happiness, in which the cook as well as the projected reader are constantly surrounded by friends, guests and family while telling stories, gossiping, joking, celebrating, toasting, hosting and entertaining. And that, dear reader, is exactly how Eugene lived.