Beignets for Breakfast is a beautiful and colorful tribute to our city through the eyes of our children. I am blessed to call New Orleans home and to raise my daughter in a city with so much love, culture, and tradition. The story and illustrations of Jeanette Weiland and Allison Lemon take you on a journey through all of the things we hold near and dear. This book serves as a reminder to not only cherish our city, but also to continue to make it the best home for our children and all who live here.
Beignets for Breakfast sweetly touches on the favorite food and cultural traditions New Orleans families uniquely enjoy. What beautiful memories these customs represent! My parents introduced them to my sister and me, and I relished passing them along to my kids. Of course, there’s Red Beans and Rice Mondays, King Cake for Carnival, Snowballs in summer, and one of my favorites, Cafe du Monde (day or night) for beignets.
Just the way I see and remember all my life - this wonderful colorful life we have here in NOLA…The thoughtful rhyming verse by Jeanette Weiland feels personal and speaks to young and old alike. Share this book with old friends, it brings back beautiful memories - it will surely touch your heart as it did mine. A must for all!
Childhood in New Orleans is the time when the city weaves its magic on your heart, when you become an intimate and vital part of traditions and rituals that make you belong to her forever. Beignets for Breakfast is a delightful exploration of that magic, creating an enchantment of its own...especially for those luckiest among us who know what it is to call New Orleans home!
This book perfectly captures the sense of joie de vivre that we all feel and the curious rituals and traditions that we all share. Children who grow up in New Orleans carry memories of those moments into adulthood and make them part of their lives wherever they find themselves as adults.
Jeanette Weiland’s Beignets for Breakfast evokes childhood memories of visiting my grandparents in New Orleans, a big treat for me when I was young. We never missed Morning Call where many native New Orleanians went for beignets and cafe au lait. Then, they lost their lease and moved to Fat City. The Severn Avenue location looked just like the inside of their original, iconic French Quarter space with wonderful marble counters and many mirrors. When we headed back upriver after our visits, we always detoured to Fat City and got one last order of beignets.