Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde... Life Stories about Food (Pelican Publishing) began as a conversation between two good friends and snowballed into a collection of 67 essays centered around sharing a meal. When creator and editor Peggy Sweeney-McDonald heard about a friend's Thanksgiving mishap involving coconut cream pie and red wine, she knew there were more stories out there to be told.
In the book, Louisiana personalities like Leah Chase, Jeremy Davenport, Matt Murphy and others share their food stories and favorite recipes. A portion of proceeds benefit Liberty's Kitchen. The book is $35 at bookstores throughout the greater New Orleans area. — Hernandez