Two Years After Katrina, International Award Winning Author Continues to Bring Hope to New Orleans Residents

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More than two years after the devastation in New Orleans, International award-winning author, Amy Cyrex Sins continues to bring hope to residents through her book, Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family and Food After Katrina. She will conduct a book signing for her Gourmand Award-Winning book, Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family and Food After Katrina on Saturday, September 15, 2007.

More than two years after the devastation in New Orleans, International award-winning author, Amy Cyrex Sins continues to bring hope to residents through her book, Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family and Food After Katrina. She will conduct a book signing for her Gourmand Award-Winning book, Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family and Food After Katrina on Saturday September 15, 2007.

The signing event will take place at 2 p.m. at Borders Books in Metairie, LA. Lush in regional flavor, the 2006 Gourmand Award-Winning Ruby Slippers Cookbook is part recipe book, part photo journal of New Orleans' watery afterlife. Along with recipes, lavish photography, and New Orleans historical tidbits, Sins has written a personal history of surviving the mess left in Katrina's wake, including stories from others who love all that is New Orleans.

After hurricane Katrina, many thought the ability to enjoy fine New Orleans style cooking might be gone forever. Fortunately, the culinary experience tourists and locals alike expect from New Orleans and South Louisiana has been captured in the elegant cookbook. Titled Ruby Slippers Cookbook: Life, Culture, Family and Food After Katrina, the 232-page coffee table style volume is available for sale, enabling food lovers the opportunity to enjoy fabulous New Orleans and Louisiana Cajun and Creole style cuisine at home while also helping a good cause.

At once heartbreaking, mouthwatering, and uplifting, nowhere is the spirit of New Orleans more apparent than in Ruby Slippers. A small step in preserving something all hold dear, Ruby Slippers is a loving homage to the life, food and family that are uniquely New Orleans.

A portion of proceeds from the sales of the Ruby Slippers Cookbook benefits Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, a nonprofit organization set up to preserve wetlands.

Ruby Slippers Cookbook, one of the prestigious 2006 Gourmand World Cookbook Award winners, is turning heads nationally and internationally too. Press coverage includes the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, the Times-Picayune, and Epicurious.com

About the Author:
International award winning author, Amy Cyrex Sins is a Loyola University of New Orleans graduate with a degree in communications. She is a cooking enthusiast who spends every free moment in the kitchen creating wonderful meals for friends and family. Amy was inspired to write her first cookbook after the events of Hurricane Katrina ravaged her home and her city. The one thing she lost that was missed most of all was her collection of handwritten recipes passed on from family and friends. Amy believes that her furniture and things are easily replaced, but handwritten recipes are something that are cherished but now lost forever.

About Ruby Slippers Cookbook:
In 2006, the Gourmand Award Winning cookbook was honored for its uniqueness, ingenuity and beauty. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will help the region through donations to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. With the group's assistance, it is author Sins' goal to help preserve and restore the wetlands of Louisiana.

For interviews:
Amy Cyrex Sins
504-616-4089
http://www.rubyslippersnola.com

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