Paul Prudhomme (1940-2015)

A New Orleans gastronomic titan (and by definition, one of the world’s greatest chefs) has died. He put New Orleans food on the map for me via Keith Floyd, a gastronomic love affair that has continued unabated for almost 30 years. This gentle man was kind enough to sign a table cloth for me from a meal at K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen with a lovely inscription that I have framed and that hangs in my bedroom — something to the effect of good loving’ and good food — if ever there were a quailic connection, it’s that.

George Rodrigue’s portrait of Paul