Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts and Coastal Restoration Projects in New Orleans and Louisiana

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New Orleans resident writes cookbook and Louisiana photographer creates dramatic photography in efforts to rebuild New Orleans and the Louisiana coast. Stories of hope, rebuilding, family recipes and colorful photography tell the story of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Tate Tullier, hearing impaired photographer, Louisiana native and Gallaudet University graduate shares his unique photographic perspective on New Orleans after hurricane Katrina within a new book titled, Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family and Food After Katrina. Through his many photographs, artistic vision and his consulting talents, Tate truly helps capture the look of New Orleans after the flooding engulfed the area in August 2005.

Author and Publisher, Amy Cyrex Sins says, “Through his photographs, Tate depicts the dramatic difference between devastated areas of the city and those left untouched by the Katrina aftermath.”

Inside the 232-page coffee table style volume are photographs of the French Quarter, historic buildings and popular tourist destinations. These are all sharply contrasted with destroyed neighborhoods, churches and flooded family recipes. Ruby Slippers Cookbook, and the included photographic prints are now available for sale online.

Through this full size, four-color, hardbound cookbook, food lovers and photography connoisseurs alike now have the opportunity to enjoy a taste of what New Orleans and South Louisiana has to offer while helping a good cause. A portion of proceeds from the sale of Ruby Slippers and its photography will go to The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.

Ruby Slippers not only offers more than 140 family recipes from throughout Louisiana, but also several recipes from 14 of New Orleans’ finest restaurants and lavish photography on almost every page. The menus are sure to keep readers busy entertaining family and friends with traditional New Orleans dishes and a few new family favorites.

Readers will find the book heartbreaking, heartwarming, uplifting all at the same time. The resilience and strength of the people living in the New Orleans area is evident in the pages of Ruby Slippers. The book is a small step in the right direction to preserve something all hold dear: life, family, and food that are uniquely New Orleans.

A $35.00 retail value, Ruby Slippers Cookbook is now available for advance purchase online,, and will be available in retail stores August 25, 2006. The photographs are also available for purchase online ranging from $8.00 to $30.00.

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Amy Cyrex Sins


Tate Tullier

Photography Consultant

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana


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