Internationally known chef Paul Prudhomme dies at age 75

October 8, 2015 6:01 PM

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Paul Prudhomme, the rotund Louisiana chef whose Louisiana cooking ignited a nationwide craze for Creole and Cajun cooking and profoundly influenced American cuisine, died on Thursday (Oct. 8). He was 75.

Mr. Prudhomme, whose fame spread through tours, cookbooks and videos, became nationally prominent shortly after he and K Hinrichs, the woman he would marry, opened their restaurant, K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen, in July 1979 at 416 Chartres St.

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