Sunday, November 23, 2014

Paul Prudhomme and my stove

Even though I haven't cooked a lot of Cajun food, I have had a special fondness for Paul Prudhomme for a long time.  That fondness was cemented when we ate at his restaurant, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen about 15 years ago. It was one of the best meals we have ever eaten in our lives and despite how miserably full I was, I did not leave a crumb on the table.  I don't remember now what we ordered, but it was all delicious.  I hope to go back there one of these days.

My friend pointed out this Paul Prudhomme book at an estate sale this week.  She said she already had it, so I picked it up to look through it.

When I opened it up and saw that it was inscribed to Betty, I took that as a sign that it needed to be with my stove, Betty (okay, I saw it as something I could rationalize... po-tay-to, po-tah-to.) 

Betty, this book is for you!  I'll just hold onto it so you don't catch it on fire.

chambers 90c stove range
My girl Betty


  1. Yes, I was very saddened to learn of his death. He always seemed like such a nice man when I saw him on television and I know for a fact that he was a darned good chef!

  2. I got this book years ago. It's great. The jambalaya recipes are amazing, I do a combo version of them. The Chicken Big Mamou Pasta is decadent and delicious; I've made it for company for years. One tip, though - cut the salt by about 1/2 in just about every recipe.

  3. Oh, and awesome to get an autographed book!

  4. Thanks for the tips! I've been craving pasta recently, so maybe Big Mamou Pasta will be my next cooking adventure. :)