NEW ORLEANS (AP) - 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.
Prudhomme became prominent in the early 1980s, soon after opening K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, a French Quarter diner that served the meals of his childhood.
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"RIP, perhaps one day I will meet you and we can sit down and have a great meal cooked by you, I loved seeing your shows, I loved the way you spoke and got so excited about cooking. Teresa-Anaheim, CA"
– AGUISANDA, FAN,
ANAHEIM, CA, Oct 12, 2015
"My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Prudhomme. Never had the pleasure to meet him, but loved to watch him on TV. He would say "Onn yoon" for onion, and IT STUCK ON ME! ..."
– Karen E. Sutton, TV Friend,
Baltimore, MD, Oct 12, 2015
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