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Paul Prudhomme (1984)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-01-30

Duration: 00:27:01

Subjects: PRUDHOMME, PAUL | Chefs | Cooking, Cajun | Food | Commander's Palace (Restaurant) | K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen (Restaurant)


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Grigsby-Breazeale, Kathryn Producer
  • Prudhomme, Paul Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from January 30, 1984, features an interview with Paul Prudhomme conducted by Gus Weill. Prudhomme, a famous Cajun chef from Opelousas, is the owner of K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen in New Orleans. He discusses: his childhood in Opelousas; his introduction to food; his first restaurant, Big Daddy O’s Patio; his travels around the country; his realization of the importance of food to the Cajun culture; his time as an executive chef at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans with the Brennan family; and his restaurant, K-Paul’s.