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"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.
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; St. Joseph Altars; The Majesty of the French Quarter; Visions of the Vieux Carré; The Majesty of St. Francisville; and Let’s Walk the French Quarter.
Peggy Scott Laborde is the producer and host of Steppin' Out, which airs on WYES-TV in New Orleans. Her professional accomplishments have earned her awards from the Press Club of New Orleans and American Women in Radio and Television. She has garnered praise for her extensive efforts in conserving the arts and history of New Orleans. Laborde is also the coauthor of Pelican's Canal Street: New Orleans' Great Wide Way and Christmas in New Orleans.