- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: Pelican Publishing (September 20, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1455616605
- ISBN-13: 978-1455616602
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.8 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 50 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde . . .: Life Stories about Food Hardcover – September 20, 2012
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"Marking the 150th Anniversary of Café Du Monde, the southern cookbook of Peggy Sweeney-McDonald is a humorous and heartfelt compilation of personal food essays accompanied by tasty recipes and candid photographs." - Southern Seasons Magazine
"With the Super Bowl being held in New Orleans on Feb 3rd, there is no better time to pick up a copy of this book and sink back into these amusing tales . Then, cook up a few of these Louisiana recipes and see what memories they help you create." - Texas Home and Living Magazine
"The stories in Meanwhile Back at Café Du Monde on the surface are amusing and uplifting, but they contain so much more depth. They explain a society that uses food for much more than simply eating. Americans use food for comfort, hope, escape and symbolism." - Okra Magazine
"A Louisiana native turns a conversation into a popular, standup play and now a new book with some amazing recipes." - Chili Pepper Magazine
"We eat, drink, and tell the tales of our lives, our loves, our hopes, and our dreams. Sweeney McDonald has hit on the fabulous idea of putting that experience between the covers of a beautiful, glossy coffee table book. Actually, it feels weird to call it a coffee table book. It's certainly visually sumptuous--courtesy of photographer Troy--but we rarely read coffee table books. We just think of them more as decorative objects d'art--and this is a book that deserves to be read" - Sam Bernstein, West Hollywood News
From the Inside Flap
Celebrating the Universal Language-Food-and How Our Lives Revolve Around the Satisfaction of It!
On May 16, 2010, Meanwhile, Back At Café Du Monde . . . premiered at the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, with fifteen foodies sharing their life stories about food. The show continued to be produced at restaurants and venues throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and California with hundreds of people sharing their endearing stories with a common thread of food. The events were a little bit of theatre, a lot about cuisine, and a true celebration of how food is so very important in our lives and our culture. This volume includes sixty-seven of the "Louisiana" stories presented at the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, Los Angeles, and San Francisco shows in 2010 and 2011. For those who haven't ever been to Café Du Monde, it is simply a metaphor for your own special comfort food place that invokes tasty memories of life, love, family, and friends . . . memories to warm your heart, feed your soul, and make you pause to savor the sweetness of life!As Café Du Monde celebrates its 150th anniversary, we are delighted to include a foreword by Karen Benrud of the Café Du Monde family along with their history and vintage pictures.
Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, creator of Meanwhile, Back At Café Du Monde . . ., grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As president of Superstar Events-LA, she produces unique red carpet, non-profit, and corporate events. Sweeney-McDonald is a graduate of Louisiana State University and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She worked in film, theatre, and commercials as an actress for more than twenty-five years and is actively developing southern film projects. Sweeney-McDonald and her husband reside in Los Angeles, California.
Troy Kleinpeter grew up on a farm in Grosse Tete, Louisiana. He is a partner in Kleinpeter Photography, one of the premiere photography studios in the Baton Rouge area known for its beautiful family portraits. He has been the official photographer for Meanwhile, Back At Café Du Monde . . . since the first show at the Myrtles Plantation and has photographed hundreds of the headliners, emcees, audiences, and countless pictures at Café Du Monde! Kleinpeter and his family live in Prairieville, Louisiana.
A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated to Liberty's Kitchen a nonprofit based in New Orleans.
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One of the best parts of the books are the stories of each individual in the book. Not only do you get to learn a little bit about what food story affected their life, but you also get to enjoy a recipe. This book is like comfort food. It makes you feel good after you read it and always wanting more.