Café du Monde, Hubigs Pies, and Louisiana Food Traditions and Stories
Join author, historian, and performer Peggy Sweeney-McDonald for “Café du Monde, Hubigs Pies, and Louisiana Food Traditions and Stories”
Pacific Palisades Library
861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades.
No state is as famous for food and good living as Louisiana, but tourists are mostly unaware of the traditions behind the cuisine. Peggy Sweeney-McDonald grew up in Baton Rouge and has spent years collecting stories about the relationship between food and the culture of Louisiana. She will tell the fascinating stories about some culinary specialties, places, and traditions that are dear to Louisiana natives. Whether or not you have heard of P&J Oysters, Kleinpeter Dairy, Dooky Chase, or Hubig’s Pies, knowing more about these will help you understand Southern food and culture. Peggy will be available to sign books after the lecture.
Peggy Sweeney-McDonald is the author of “Meanwhile, Back at Café du Monde,” which started as a live show in Louisiana and has spawned shows in Mississippi and California, an award-winning book, and a TV pilot. She is working on a companion book of California food stories, and is active as an event planner and theatrical producer. Shows are scheduled in Los Angeles – check her website at meanwhilebackatcafedumonde.com.
Free and open to the public.