NOLA’s BACKYARD – Chef Prudhomme

Second Post

We had a rather surreal experience to begin this project focused on food and the cross over of cultures.  While walking through the Quarter we found ourselves joining the second line March for Chef Paul Prudhomme. Members of the restaurant business and other local dignitaries gathered at St. Louis Cathedral Monday for the funeral of Chef Paul Prudhomme.

”I was struck by the reactions to my food from people all over the country,” he said. ”I began to understand how unique the traditional foods of my family were. I came to realize that the joy of cooking Cajun and Creole food was not just that I appreciated its goodness so much, but that there was this great pleasure I got from watching other people eat it and seeing the joy in their eyes.”

Following the funeral mass, a procession and second line went from the Cathedral to K-Paul’s restaurant.

 

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