Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde : Life Stories about Food“Good people, good food, good stories. This book is Louisiana!”
–Jeffrey Marx, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Season of Life
“Tasty, amazing stories about our favorite subject–food!”
–Alden and Emeril Lagasse
“. . . monologues that are funny, poignant and quite revealing about the psyche of Louisianans.”
–Jay Dardenne, lieutenant governor of Louisiana
Based on presentations of Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde . . ., these 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! Accompanied by candid photographs of the many people involved, from speakers to audience members, this book will be a treasure trove of delightful and delicious memories for all. Karen Benrud, a member of the Cafe Du Monde family of New Orleans, provides the foreword that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the landmark cafe and its history.
The editor has designated a portion of the book’s proceeds to be donated to Liberty’s Kitchen, a nonprofit organization based in New Orleans.

Peggy Sweeney-McDonald is president of Superstar Events-LA and the creator/producer of Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde.Sweeney-McDonald and her husband reside in Los Angeles, California,and are frequently to be found in her home state of Louisiana.

Troy Kleinpeter is a photographer and partner at Kleinpeter Photography, one of the premiere photography studios in the Baton Rouge area. He and his family live in Prairieville, Louisiana.

Life Stories about Food
Created and Edited by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald
Photographs by Troy Kleinpeter
Foreword by Karen Benrud
COOKING / Essays
208 pp. 10 x 10
686 color photos 28 b/w photos Index
ISBN: 9781455616602