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In the SoFAB Kitchen with Peggy Sweeney-McDonald

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)

Join the Southern Food & Beverage Museum on November 12 as we host author Peggy Sweeney-McDonald for a book-signing and cooking demonstration. She will be accompanied by some of the local chefs features in her book Meanwhile Back at Cafe DuMonde: Life Stories About Food.

Demonstration begins at 2 PM in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air, samples are first come first serve. Free with museum admission.

About the Chef

A native of Baton Rouge, on a visit with her family, a friend relayed a hilarious story of “Coconut Pie and a Bottle of Red Wine”. After many retellings, Sweeney-McDonald realized that here was the perfect idea for an event—a celebration of the universal stories about food and life. The idea snowballed, and soon she was scheduling events in venues around the country. As her husband said, “Everyone has their own Café Du Monde, as it is a metaphor for the place you always go to, your own comfort-food place.” This book is a collection of those stories.