A Tribute to Willie Mae Seaton

By ExtremeFoodies on September 22nd, 2015

Here at ExtremeFoodies, we are saddened to hear of the passing of Willie Mae Seaton, founder and creator of Willie Mae's Scotch House in New Orleans. The culinary pioneer died on Friday September 18th at the age of 99.

Image courtesy of Kathy Anderson, www.nola.com / The Times-Picayune archive

We made the pilgrimage to this unassuming restaurant on the corner of St. Ann and North Tonti in January during our North American Awards, when 15 of our Food Experts where blown away by fried chicken complete with a crunchy, glistening golden hue, and a crust that shattered upon contact.

To everybody who visited that day, it was no surprise that this secret recipe chicken was unanimously judged to be tastiest in the world at our global awards in London in June this year. 

Watch this ExtremeFoodies Awards video to discover more about Willie Mae and the legacy she created: