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Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
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30 Americans

Apr 18 - Jun 15, 2014
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N.O.-BORN AUTHOR RETURNS TO CULINARY ROOTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Wendy Macquet
(504) 261-8253


NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans native John DeMers, whose 50 books include The Food of New Orleans, New Orleans by the Bowl and New Orleans Seafood, returns to the Crescent City for a special benefit signing party at the new Dominique's on Magazine Tuesday May 14.

Among his other books published over 25 years are Dominique's Fresh Flavors and Tropical Latitudes, both written with chef-owner Dominique Macquet. The signing with wine and hors d'oeuvres is scheduled at the restaurant from 4:30-6:30. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Quan Tran Foundation. 

"It's always a blast to return to my hometown, to taste the foods and talk to the people who made them, who played such a formative role in teaching my taste buds to appreciate the world," says DeMers, who now hosts the Delicious Mischief food and wine radio program airing weekly in Houston, Dallas and Austin. "Celebrating an exciting new restaurant and helping a great cause are, almost literally for me, icing on the cake."

The foundation is named for Macquet's longtime sous chef, a friend of DeMers as well, who is being treated for cancer.

Born near the fondly remembered Pontchartrain Beach on the lakefront, DeMers attended Archbishop Rummel in Metairie before graduating from St. Paul's in Covington, finally earning both BA and MA degrees in journalism from LSU in Baton Rouge. Though he launched his writing career in New Orleans - and even his popular radio show, on long-iconic New Orleans stations like WTIX and WBYU - DeMers also ate his way through 136 foreign countries in pursuit of journalism.

While his nonfiction works include travel, history, biography and theology, his cookbooks focus on three great geographic passions: New Orleans, the Caribbean and now Texas. More recently, his editors convinced him to try his hand at crime fiction, inspiring three novels beginning with Marfa Shadows starring his culinary alter ego Chef Brett set in West Texas, plus a stand-alone novel called Terlingua Heat starring Big Bend river guide Danny Morales. 

His current works-in-progress include Cordua, a coffeetable cookbook with Houston father-son celeb-chefs Michael and David Cordua, and Boots & Saddles, a history of the M.L. Leddy Co., which handmakes those two things in Texas for discerning customers ranging from Elvis Presley in the past to Lyle Lovett today.

Dominique's on Magazine is located at 4213 Magazine St. The phone number for reservations is 504.891.9282.