The restaurant went out of business in nine months, which also saw the end of his first marriage. "We have to come back," he said at the time about his beloved city. My mother would put me on a wooden box at the stove and tell me to call her if certain things would happen. [1], Paul Prudhomme's maternal ancestors include early Acadian settlers Martin Aucoin (c. 1651 – 1711) and Marie Gaudet (c. 1657 – 1734).[5][6]. [18] Four years later he opened a permanent restaurant in New York City at 622 Broadway, and again had queues for the restaurant of up to two hours. We have something here that doesn't exist anywhere else in the world. Prudhomme was born in Opelousas, Louisiana, and was the youngest of 13 children, according to the biography on his website. In 1979, he and Kay (now his wife) opened K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen in the French Quarter of New Orleans. [1] He became a magazine seller initially in New Orleans, and afterwards several restaurant jobs took him around the country. He was 75. Some people absorb in different ways. He was given the name Paul, but as a young man he went by the name Gene Autry Prudhomme, because of the famous singing cowboy. ", International Association of Culinary Professionals, Baltimore–Washington International Airport, "Paul Prudhomme: An introduction to an American culinary legend",, "The joy of jambalaya: Paul Prudhomme king of Cajun cooking, died on October 8th, aged 75", Chef Prudhomme grazed by bullet at Zurich Classic, "The spicy life of Cajun kitchen guru Paul Prudhomme", "Plain New Orleans Restaurant Offers Exciting Cajun and Creole Cuisine", "John Besh cookbook wins IACP award; Paul Prudhomme's declared a classic", "Cajun cooking Sparks Redfish Revolution", "Louisiana Bans Commercial Catching of Redfish", "The Heat Is On; Hot sauces are burning their way across America", "American Excess: Imagine Thanksgiving Without It", "Jambalaya Passion Feeds Lengthy Lines on Broadway", "Paul Prudhomme personal cookbook collection donated to food library", "New Orleans not about to jump on the trans-fat ban wagon", "Chef Paul Prudhomme discovers low fat cooking", "Prudhomme grazed by bullet during tent set-up at golf event", "Celebrated chef Paul Prudhomme grazed by bullet at golf event in Louisiana", "Superstar chef Paul Prudhomme dies at 75",, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 November 2020, at 04:40. according to the biography on his website. Celebrity Chef Paul Prudhomme has died at the age of 75 in Louisiana after a brief illness. "Paul was the one who not only put Louisiana food, our food, Cajun and … October 8, 2015 / 3:00 PM He left after a short while to open Clarence Dupuy's restaurant Maison du Puy. His first wife, Kay Prudhomme, died in 1993 after a 7-year battle with cancer. He developed several culinary products, including hot sauce and seasoning mixes, and wrote 11 cookbooks. A representative from K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, Prudhomme's restaurant, confirmed to WWLTV the chef died after a brief illness. Someone had to help mother feed all these people.We were a farm family…we had no gas or electric. He grew up in Louisiana and started his first restaurant, ‘Big Daddy O’s Patio’ at the age of 17.