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Kitchen Witch New Orleans

Kitchen Witch New Orleans

With the convenience of amazon for books and fleeting Barnes & Nobles stores, a specialized bookstore it’s almost of unheard of now a days. Bigger than the sum of its parts and/or pages, Kitchen Witch Cookbook Shop is a rare find in New Orleans and any where else is for that matter. In a unassuming and almost unfitting location (its next to a Boost mobile store) it cries out I am different and come see why. After snapping a quick selfie in front of the store I was blown away not only by the amount of books inside but by Debbie the owner – personality which was as big, bright and genuine as a grandmother’s hug. After Debbie gave me the once over and directed me to the international and Louisiana focused sections upon my request – I entered instant cookery nirvana. I sipped on chilled white wine and seltzer water as my eyes scanned the pages of countless cookbooks. I sat on the ground, a chair, I stood, I bent, I did whatever came to me – it was peace. As if I was at home. The quarky, shabby chic decor would have driven an OCDer over the edge but it served as an amplifier of sorts to me – giving the space than much more vibrance. The couple operated the store with such a loving abandonment that the over top decor bent perfectly to their naturally to their colorful personalities. The store was overflowing with books on food history, chef biographies, new titles, trendy topis, magazines, vinyl, cooking equipment and even in-house spices (which a lady rushed in for while I was there). The owners Debbie and Philip (pronounced Felipe) were like new age inn keepers. They shared with me places to eat, drink, listen to music and even find an adventure or two – they were lovely. As Debbie stuffed countless fliers and magazines in my personalized and signed brown shopping bag, I didn’t want my visit to end. Than as I shared my annoyance with the New Orleans bus system and love for The Orange Store (a local corner store with great eats) Philip offered to take me half way home – I was blown away and jumped at his generosity. I purchased a Caribbean history book and recipe guide, Southern Living 1999, a $3 international cookbook and what they call the bible around these parts – Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Louisiana Kitchen published in 1984. My tangible finds were incredible but what I left with was soul touching feeling given by Kitchen Witch and the people that keep it going. – Local Tourist
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Kitchen Witch New Orleans

1 Dauphine Street Books Steve, a 40-year veteran of the second hand book business, runs Dauphine St. Books. And he knows every inch of his shop, which is extremely well curated. Every genre is represented well and it’s easy to spend hours picking through his amazing collection of used books. In fact, the last time I was there I found a first-edition copy of Confederacy of Dunces. 2 Octavia Books Recently voted the best locally-owned bookstore by The Gambit, Octavia Books is a wonderful place to discover local authors as they routinely host book signings and readings by the South’s best writers. The extremely well-read staff is always great at helping you find your next favorite novel. 3 Garden District Book Shop Housed in a building that was originally a skating rink in the late 1800’s the Garden District Book shop is famous for their commitment to hosting author events and for having hundreds of autographed books for sale. Take the St. Charles Streetcar to Washington Avenue and hop over one block to get here. 4 Faulkner House Books Located in the former home of William Faulkner, this quaint bookstore is one of my favorites. The selection here is a snapshot of great American literature that features Faulkner and his works, several of which were written right here. Its location just beside Jackson Square makes it perfect for travelers to pick up a great book for the pool or for the trip back home. 5 Kitchen Witch A culinary bookshop that carries in the vicinity of 9,000 titles, Kitchen Witch covers the full gambit of cookbooks. Foodies and home cooks in New Orleans will absolutely love this French Quarter shop. I like coming here before lunch to peruse the appetizing selection of new, used, and rare books.
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Kitchen Witch New Orleans

5 Kitchen Witch A culinary bookshop that carries in the vicinity of 9,000 titles, Kitchen Witch covers the full gambit of cookbooks. Foodies and home cooks in New Orleans will absolutely love this French Quarter shop. I like coming here before lunch to peruse the appetizing selection of new, used, and rare books.
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Kitchen Witch New Orleans

Kitchen Witch A culinary bookshop that carries in the vicinity of 9,000 titles, Kitchen Witch covers the full gambit of cookbooks. Foodies and home cooks in New Orleans will absolutely love this French Quarter shop. I like coming here before lunch to peruse the appetizing selection of new, used, and rare books.
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Kitchen Witch New Orleans

A culinary bookshop that carries in the vicinity of 9,000 titles, Kitchen Witch covers the full gambit of cookbooks. Foodies and home cooks in New Orleans will absolutely love this French Quarter shop. I like coming here before lunch to peruse the appetizing selection of new, used, and rare books.
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Kitchen Witch New Orleans

Kitchen Witch is a small, but purrfect, book shop in the heart of New Orleans’ oldest goods portage and trading centers. We 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. (And this website will be improving with time.)
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Kitchen Witch New Orleans

With the convenience of amazon for books and fleeting Barnes & Nobles stores, a specialized bookstore it’s almost of unheard of now a days. Bigger than the sum of its parts and/or pages, Kitchen Witch Cookbook Shop is a rare find in New Orleans and any where else is for that matter. In a unassuming and almost unfitting location (its next to a Boost mobile store) it cries out I am different and come see why. After snapping a quick selfie in front of the store I was blown away not only by the amount of books inside but by Debbie the owner – personality which was as big, bright and genuine as a grandmother’s hug.
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Kitchen Witch New Orleans

The Shopkeeper Stories series shares the vision and personality of New Orleans business owners. Locally owned businesses infuse New Orleans neighborhoods with their unique character, and are a big part of why we want to live, work, eat and shop here.
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Philipe: We have a gumbo here! All the different ingredients are melding together here, making up the flavor of New Orleans. We know when someone is getting married, we are all keeping a friendly eye on one another, and the ladies are still making huckabucks. New Orleans is still here and we got real flavor right here.
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Sort: RecentPopularBrandi BruceNovember 28, 2015This shop has moved to Broad street! Great owners who know a lot about music and foodLolly WMay 9, 2015Fun little spot with all sorts of old and new cookbooks. Proprietors are very friendly!Wayne SurberFebruary 5, 2015You may find something here, by shear luck and the proprietor is nice.Lilian TingMarch 2, 2012The mustard and kitchen witch spice is yummyAdam DexterJanuary 2, 2011Chat with Philip. He's a wealth of knowledge an amazing man.KellyJuly 25, 2010Wonderful shop. All cookbooks- new and old, local and national. The owner is very friendly and extremely helpful. Must see if you're a foodie or like to cook.
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Brandi BruceNovember 28, 2015This shop has moved to Broad street! Great owners who know a lot about music and foodLolly WMay 9, 2015Fun little spot with all sorts of old and new cookbooks. Proprietors are very friendly!Wayne SurberFebruary 5, 2015You may find something here, by shear luck and the proprietor is nice.Lilian TingMarch 2, 2012The mustard and kitchen witch spice is yummyAdam DexterJanuary 2, 2011Chat with Philip. He's a wealth of knowledge an amazing man.KellyJuly 25, 2010Wonderful shop. All cookbooks- new and old, local and national. The owner is very friendly and extremely helpful. Must see if you're a foodie or like to cook.
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kwitchen1, Owner at Kitchen Witch, responded to this reviewThanks so much for visiting our shop and just to let you know, we have moved to a new location. 1452 North Broad Street Suite C. Same email and phone number and same crazy owners. Hope to see you soon! Debbie
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Kitchen Witch should be, and hopefully will be, a “must visit” destination for visitors and locals alike. Debbie and Philipe are as eccentric and warm and interesting as the shop itself.
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The owners Debbie and Philip (pronounced Felipe) were like new age inn keepers. They shared with me places to eat, drink, listen to music and even find an adventure or two – they were lovely. As Debbie stuffed countless fliers and magazines in my personalized and signed brown shopping bag, I didn’t want my visit to end. Than as I shared my annoyance with the New Orleans bus system and love for The Orange Store (a local corner store with great eats) Philip offered to take me half way home – I was blown away and jumped at his generosity.

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