Texas Home and Living Magazine – Winter Issue – Review

Food is a universal language connecting family and friends. “Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du monde… Life Stories About Food” is a collection of monologues accompanied by the delicious comfort-food recipe behind each story.

Cafe Du Monde, a quaint restaurant in the New Orleans French Quarter, is widely known for its beignets and cafe au lait. Hundreds of locals and tourists line up each day to taste traditional flavors that have delighted diners since 1862. It’s a place of comfort for many and every city has their own version of Cafe Du Monde which is what inspired the Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde…” events. The name is a metaphor for everyone’s comfort food establishment.

These events, produced by Peggy Sweeney-McDonald are a celebration of how food is so important to life’s memories. “Meanwhile, Back at Cafe Du Monde…” featured monologues of these events prompted this book, which shares 67 entertaining tales with a common theme of food.

With the NFL Super Bowl being held in New Orleans on February 3, there is no better time to pick up a copy of this book and sink back into these amusing tales brought together by the famous Café Du Monde. Then, cook up a few of these Louisiana recipes and see what memories they help you create. You can find the book at your local bookstore or online at amazon.com.