From the Inside Flap
"Kerri is truly one of America's most exciting photojournalists."
"Kerri's work is lush with natural light that makes the images sensual and rich, and transforms the places she photographs into poems."
--Francis Ford Coppola
"A virtual must for all devotees of New Orleans culture, Etouffï¿½e, Mon Amour is a most pleasurable means to enjoy food, architecture, and history in one book."
"McCaffety knows how to capture the fleeting beauty of a moment."
--New Orleans Times-Picayune
From the antebellum legacies of grand old restaurants like Antoine's, Tujague's, and Bruning's to the newcomers like Jacques-Imo's, Bayona, and Clancy's, not to mention the legion in between, the countless stories of establishments dedicated to the je ne sais quoi of dining form part of the essential history of New Orleans. Kerri McCaffety's mix of history and evocative, rich photographs documents an unparalleled majesty of the senses, a decadent revelry in the past, and the daily marking of pleasure.
Heralded as "one of the great photo-journalists of America" by John Mariani of Esquire, writer and photographer Kerri McCaffety has exhibited her work in art galleries throughout New Orleans. Her many awards and accolades include a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition gold award, two Benjamin Franklin Awards, two Independent Publisher Book Awards, and a Book of the Year award from the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. Her photographs of historic New Orleans saloons are part of the permanent collection at the Louisiana State Museum, and her work has appeared in such publications as Metropolitan Home, Oxford American, Town & Country, Historic Traveler, Colonial Homes, Southern Accents, Travel + Leisure, and the Seattle Times. A graduate of Tulane University's Newcomb College with a degree in anthropology, McCaffety has photographed studies around the world, including work in Europe, Central Africa, and Haiti. She is the author of The Majesty of the French Quarter and St. Joseph Altars and the photographer of The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue, all available from Pelican.
About the Author
Kerri McCaffety counts among her accolades a Gold Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers and an Author of the Year award from the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. Her books with Pelican include Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans; The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue; Etouffée, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New Orleans; Napoleon House; and St. Joseph Altars.
Kerri McCaffety is regarded as a top photographer and is a nationally recognized talent whose art hangs in galleries and museums throughout the country. She is the winner of the Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas award and two of her books have been selected as finalists for the Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Award. McCaffety is passionate about documenting her adopted city and has done so in several titles including The Majesty of the French Quarter; The Majesty of St. Charles Avenue; Etouffée, Mon Amour: The Great Restaurants of New Orleans; St. Joseph Altars; and Obituary Cocktail: The Great Saloons of New Orleans all published by Pelican. She lives in New Orleans with her family.
Since 1987, Ms. Laborde has been the senior producer for the New Orleans PBS station, WYES-TV, where she has developed, produced, and hosted documentaries and in-studio productions about New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.