Chef Paul Prudhomme Passes at 75

By ExtremeFoodies on September 9th, 2015

Here at ExtremeFoodies we are saddened  to learn of the passing of legendary Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme, the man who made spicy Louisiana cooking popular. 

Prudhomme in 2005. Image courtesy of

Prudhomme was one of the first chefs to achieve celebrity status. He shot to fame not long after opening K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen in the early 1980s. Having received no formal training as a chef, he brought authentic Louisiana home cooking to the fore at a time where the American restaurant scene was flooded with European cuisine, making a lasting change to the way people eat in New Orleans.