I am so thrilled and honored to be invited to review
The author, Peggy Sweeney-McDonald and I met through Southern Food Bloggers and became fast friends.  This book has incredible stories of Louisiana, her people and their food.  It is beautifully written and the photographs…well, I don’t want to give away too much!  September 15th is the launch date but you can preorder on Amazon.com.
Right now though, it’s time for chicory coffee and some reading.
I be sharing more soon!
PELICAN PUBLISHING PRESENTS
Created and edited by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald
Photography by Troy Kleinpeter      Foreword by Karen Benrud
Celebrating the
universal language – FOOD!
Based on the
2010 and 2011 presentations of “Meanwhile, Back At Café Du Monde…”, these 67
foodie monologues invoke your own special comfort foods, recalling tasty
memories of life, love, family and friends to warm your heart, feed your soul
and make you pause to savor the sweetness of life!
“Good
people, good food, good stories. This book is
Louisiana!”
—Jeffrey
Marx, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Season
of Life
“Tasty and
amazing stories about our favorite subject, FOOD!” – Emeril & Alden Lagasse
“It was a
blast to participate in this show. It celebrates a vital ingredient in what
makes Louisiana a recipe for fun. Our experience with food – preparation,
consumption and a focal point of our social interaction – are unique, memorable
and, now, even the subject of monologues that are funny, poignant and quite
revealing about the psyche of Louisianans.”
—Jay
Dardenne, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
“I’m
laughing, I’m hungry, I’m happy – when is the next edition?”
– Lally Brennan co-proprietor of
Commander’s Palace and co-author of In The Land of Cocktails
“My
favorites – Louisiana cooking and culture – in this fun, enlightening, and
entertaining book.”
-Holly
Clegg, Author of the best-selling trim&TERRIFIC™ cookbooks
“If there is anything Southerners
love more than spinning a good yarn it’s eating.  In Meanwhile, Back At Café Du Monde… our oral
and culinary traditions walk hand-in-hand.
It is a Sunday potluck supper in book form.” – Stuart Reb Donald, Third
Coast Cuisine & Foodbuzz