Book Signing January 16th

by Robert Thompson

Neighborhood businesses offering special programming enrich our community by creating diverse and interesting activities within walking distance. For instance, Kitchen Witch at 1452 Broad hosts booksignings where new books and their authors are showcased, a great opportunity for those of us who appreciate the New Orleans literary scene!

thehuntOn Saturday Jan 16 from 2-4 pm, food and travel writer Beth D’Addono will be signing her new book, “The Hunt – New Orleans”.

Kitchen Witch | 1452 North Broad  |  New Orleans

If your interest is in this city and its lifestyle experiences then you may want to check out “The Hunt”, a travel guide in the series from Gatehouse Publishing that focuses on an eclectic mix of independently owned dining and shopping destinations.  D’Addono, who fell in love with New Orleans and started writing about the city in 1991, is now based in the Marigny and writes regularly about New Orleans for outlets including, Southbound, Country Roads, and AAA World.

“Kitchen Witch is one of the more than 40 independently owned businesses I feature in my book,” she said. “New Orleans isn’t about chain stores, and this wonderfully funky cook and book shop is one of my favorite spots. Its expanded new location has room for all kinds of treasures and there’s plenty of parking,” I hope she didn’t miss the fact its located next to the best neighborhood in the city in which to live!


Japanese travelogue features cats in New Orleans.
The first 8 1/2 minutes is on Bayou Rd near Broad.

Faubourg St. John neighbors Debbie Lindsey and Philipe LaMancusa opened their store at 1452 N. Broad, suite C, today (November 1, 2015). “Kitchen WItch Cookbooks” will undoubtedly become an asset to our area, as a unique and quirky bookshop run by two lovely people. Debbie is planning to be open 7 days a week, 10ish to 4ish and will feature book signings and related events.

It is in the little strip mall like building with the Boost Store and the Beauty Supply. Plenty of parking, but heck I can just walk there. We haven’t had a neighborhood hangout with the feel of special books since Maple Street left, and cooks will obviously find a wide selection of cookbooks. I love the esoteric treasures hanging around, and there’s also vinyl records for music lovers. The place is still settling in, creative chaos I’d call it, but I was so excited to visit I couldn’t wait longer. Hope this appeals to our membership and we can support still another great Faubourg St. John business.


from their website at

Kitchen Witch Cookbooks is a small book shop at 1452 North Broad in New Orleans. They specialize in rare, hard to find, out of print and pre-owned books on food and cooking. This is a fully functional independent book store and not just a website location. You will always find Debbie or Philipe at the shop ready to answer questions, share secrets, relay gossip, political opinions and give you directions to the hottest spots to eat. The shop’s phone number is 504-528-8382 and they’ll gladly take and execute telephone purchases.

They will happily ship your purchases, and all out of state shippings save the 9% taxes that we must extract from in-shop clients. They do ship ‘Media Mail’ and that takes seven to ten days from time of departure.

Debbie Lindsey and Philipe LaMancusa (the two person operating team) look forward to your visit, either in person or by phone/email/spirit/carrier pigeon. They are full of advice on dining and other visitor concerns and are very friendly. In fact, let them know when your birthday is and they will send you a card!

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