Join us at the Royal Sonesta Hotel kickoff of the 4th Annual New Orleans Roadfood Festival for an unforgettable evening that includes food (of course), live music, libations, and books (naturally). Featured authors include:
- Lynne Rossetto Kasper and her producer Sally Swift signing The Splendid Table's HOW TO EAT WEEKENDS: New Recipes, Stories & Opinions from Public Radio's Award-Winning Food Show and HOW TO EAT SUPPER: Recipes, Stories, and Opinions from Public Radio's Award-Winning Food Show;
- Jane Stern and Michael Stern signing ROADFOOD: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 800 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More;
- Poppy Tooker signing THE CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET COOKBOOK.
We will also also be featuring signed copies of the CAFE RECONCILE COOKBOOK. Octavia Books will contribute a significant portion of all New Orleans Roadfood Festival book sales for the benefit of Cafe Reconcile, the official non-profit partner of the festival.
Books will be available from Octavia Books onsite at the event.
Following the initial celebrating and booksigning, Poppy Tooker will tape an interview with Lynne Rossetto Kasper before a live audience for WWNO's Louisiana Eats!, taking us "behind the scenes of The Splendid Table."
To purchase event tickets ahead and for additonal details on the evening, see http://www.roadfood.com/store/roadfoodfestival/kickoffparty. You may obtain tickets by making a generous pledge to WWNO local public radio at http://www.wwno.org/post/la-eats-poppy-tooker-splendid-table-host-lynne-rossetto-kasper-march-23rd-royal-sonesta.
Octavia Books will also be with the authors on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the Roadfood Street Festival in the French Market.
Saturday, March 24th
1:00 PM - Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift
3:00 PM - Jane and Michael Stern
3:00 PM - Poppy Tooker
Sunday, March 25th
3:00 PM - Jane and Michael Stern
In this enticing James Beard Award-nominated follow-up to their first book, Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift, host and producer of "The Splendid Table" public radio show, celebrate Saturday and Sunday--those two days of the week when the pressure is off, time becomes your ally, and you get to slow down and dig into cooking in a different way.
Just when you thought the last thing the world needed was another book on weeknight cooking, along comes an entirely fresh take on the subject.
For road warriors and armchair epicures alike, the seventh edition of Roadfood is the key to finding some of the tastiest treasures in the United States. The indispensable companion for savvy travelers nationwide, Roadfood is now bigger and better than ever.
Thirteen years in the making, the "Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook" is ready for the audience that has long been awaiting it.
The Café Reconcile Cookbook compiles all your favorite soul-foods in one place so you can enjoy the comfort of Reconcile fare in your very own home! It includes pictures of graduates, a history of the cafe, and, of course, recipes for all your favorite dishes including the ever-popular Eggplant Jennifer and the award-winning Bananas Foster Bread Pudding. Café Reconcile believes that you should do more than feed your stomach; you should feed your soul! The Cafe Reconcile cookbook will help you do just that.
Café Reconcile nonprofit restaurant, located in the severely distressed Central City neighborhood of New Orleans, serves as the primary training ground for students seeking to acquire skills in the food service industry. Since the restaurant opened in 2000, more than 600 young people (ages 16-22) have successfully completed the program and moved into permanent jobs. Featuring soul-filled local dishes and some of the city’s lowest prices, Café Reconcile is a destination lunch spot for a wide cross-section of New Orleanians as well as visitors from all across the country.
Proceeds from cookbook sales directly benefit Reconcile students.