How Chef Paul Prudhomme Invented Cajun-Creole Fusion Food

October 9, 2015 8:53 AM

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Paul Prudhomme leads a cooking demonstration after then-Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan (second from right) discussed food hubs in New Orleans in 2013.

Chef Paul Prudhomme, who died Thursday at age 75, was born on a farm in the Cajun town of Opelousas, La. He worked in restaurants around the country before landing his big break with the Brennan family at New Orleans' Commanders Palace.

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