This review is from: Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde: Life Stories about Food (Hardcover). Some traditions never change. For years, Cafe Du Monde in Louisiana has been one of those institutions where you can witness a bit of the eclectic and sample the delights of southern fare all at the same time. Peggy Sweeney-McDonald has gone a step further with her story-telling cookbook, Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde: Life Stories about Food. The reader will find a wealth of stories ranging from quirky fun to heartwarming experience. Each local personality from business owners, to actors, to writers has added his or her two cents. Even the pictures alone contain a vivid story from various generations, lovingly displayed throughout the book. It is set forth, simply and movingly, with a touch of creative sparkle from Sweeney-McDonald. Even if one doesn’t hail from the South, the reader will feel a connection as they read the small, personal anecdotes associated with each recipe. The sincerity of the food and the recipes don’t just warm your body, it warms your soul. The food and the people converge within the pages of Cafe Du Monde to create an exquisite and memorable experience. By GiGi

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