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Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

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TEL: (225) 219 - 9503 Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Jim Urdiales
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Jim Urdiales is the Owner/Chef of Mestizo's Cajun Mexican Restaurant.  A 3rd generation restaurateur, he started working at his Dad's restaurant, Carlo's Mexican Restaurant, at age 5 standing on a Kleinpeter Farms Dairy milk crate washing dishes. He is an active member of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Louisiana Restaurant Association and served as Chapter President in 2006. He is active in numerous non-profit fundraisers including the Battered Women’s Program and Cancer Society.

Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde...: Life Stories About Food

(Contributor)

These stories come from the unique and festive Louisiana monologue event about the universal passion for food. Fifty original essays by chefs, restaurant owners, business owners, waiters, and more are accompanied by fun photographs of monologue subjects, such as beloved restaurants, memorable pies, and food-loving family members. It all started with Café Du Monde, the place you always go for comfort food.

 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

House Committee Room 5

Performance

Meanwhile, Back at Café Du Monde

 

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing