Paul Prudhomme, Chef Who Put Cajun Cooking on National Stage, Dies at 75

October 8, 2015 11:37 PM

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Paul Prudhomme, Chef Who Put Cajun Cooking on National Stage, Dies at 75

Paul Prudhomme, the chef who put the cooking of Louisiana — especially the Cajun gumbos, jambalayas and dirty rice he grew up with — on the American culinary map, died on Thursday in New Orleans. He was 75.

Tiffanie Roppolo, the chief financial officer for his various businesses, said he died after a brief illness, which she did not specify.

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