Suzanne Ormond was a native of New Orleans and a longtime supporter of the New Orleans Public Library.
Mary E. Irvine was a graduate of Newcomb College and head of the Spanish department at Ursuline Academy until her marriage.
Together, Ormond and Irvine, now both deceased, are the authors of Pelican's Louisiana's Art Nouveau: The Crafts of the Newcomb Style.
Ormond continued her love affair with food in her second cookbook, Recipes from an Old New Orleans Kitchen, also published by Pelican. D
enyse Cantin, a native of Quebec City, Canada, lived in New Orleans while her husband served as the Consul General of Canada in the city. She brought an understanding of French influences to the project.
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