silent sunday: kitchen witch cookbooks, new orleans

While I was in New Orleans last weekend, I wandered down Royal Street one afternoon, camera in hand. I happened to look to my right when I came to Toulouse Street. I saw a black sign that caught my eye. I turned my head away and kept walking. But then I hesitated, and stopped. I turned around and went back. I’m glad I did.

This is what I found.


Kitchen Witch

631 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, Louisiana


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12 Responses to “silent sunday: kitchen witch cookbooks, new orleans”

  1. 1
    Mike@The Culinary Lens — September 4, 2011 @ 7:14 am

    I love finds like this. You cannot over plan a vacation, you have to leave time for just turning off your planned route. Some of my favorite photos were from times I got lost.

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    Jenn — September 4, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    Wow what an awesome find! Would love to come across a store like that!!

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    Maria Raynal — September 4, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    This is why I love having some unstructured time when I’m away so I can stumble on gems like these. Wish I was with you for this one!

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    Snippets of Thyme — September 4, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    What a little jewel of a find! Being from Louisiana, I do remember the Times Picayune. What soulful city New Orleans is. I’ve lived far from the south for a long time and have recently moved to TX. Discovering N.O. again comes with so many mixed emotions. I think of the city as an elderly but regal old lady who isn’t fashionable by today’s standards but proud of her faded and vintage style.

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    Liren — September 4, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    What a treasure trove! I could just spend hours upon hours in this charming store.

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    Karriann Graf — September 4, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    What a fantastic place! Happy treasure hunting!

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    Carolyn Binder — September 4, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    Is there any place better to hang out than a local bookstore? Love the personality and the pup. I would definitely spend the afternoon.

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    Jamie — September 4, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    I saw this place but didn’t go in. Darn I should have! Those cookbooks are amazing finds!

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    Macaroni Mama — September 4, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    Looking back almost always yields a surprise! Love the photos!

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    Paula — September 6, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    I hope you purchased that Picayune Creole Cookbook, what a treasure! And to find an old cookbook with hand-written recipe cards in them…oh the untold stories. I can only imagine how happy you were that you turned and went back.

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    Gail — September 6, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    Don’t you just love poking around old cookbook stores? The bonus here? The photos, of course.

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    sweetsugarbelle — September 7, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    You found a treasure trove! I’m dissapointed that I made it out of NOLA without making it into this WONDERFUL place! Lucky lucky gal!!

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