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Chef Paul Prudhomme, who brought Louisiana's rural Cajun cooking to the forefront of American cuisine, will be remembered at a funeral Mass on Monday in St. Louis Cathedral. He had no formal training and was the first American-born chef hired by elegant Commander's Palace. Comment?
At his New Orleans restaurant, legendary chef Paul Prudhomme proudly showed off dishes and ingredients from his upbringing in Louisiana's rural Cajun country: blackened redfish, jambalaya and sweet potato pecan pie drew diners by the droves to his K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen. Such fare, in turn, helped helped launch Prudhomme as a culinary superstar who brought Cajun cuisine into the mainstream. Comment?
Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide fame, died Thursday. He was 75. Tiffanie Roppolo, the CFO of Prudhomme's businesses, told The Associated Press that he died early Thursday after a brief illness. Comment?
Raucous performances by New Orleans hometown hero Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, rocker Lenny Kravitz and rising country star Kacey Musgraves closed out the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Sunday. The seven-day celebration of Louisiana's heritage features music stages dotted around the city's fairgrounds, booths selling food and stalls showing art and handicrafts. Comment?
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