Paul Prudhomme

New Orleans superstar chef Paul Prudhomme — ‘ambassador of Cajun cuisine’ — dies at 75

Chef Paul Prudhomme gestures during an interview at his French Quarter restaurant, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. Visitors who come to the Big Easy with a big appetite for its sinfully rich food need not fear: This city of beignets, crab cakes, fried oysters and gumbo is not about to jump onto the trans-fat ban wagon.   (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

New Orleans was a famous food city before a Cajun farm boy named Paul Prudhomme came to town in the 1970s. But it would never be the same, not after Prudhomme made the flavor of the Louisiana countryside a worldwide obsession, redefined the way a top restaurant could look and act and inspired a new generation of… Continue reading →

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