Paul Prudhomme

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Engraving of Paul Prudhomme on
one of his signature spice products
Born July 13, 1940
Opelousas, LA
Cooking Style Cajun
Restaurants K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen (New Orleans)

Paul Prudhomme (born July 13, 1940) is an American chef famous for his Cajun cuisine.

The youngest of 13 children, he was raised on a farm near Opelousas, Louisiana. Members of his family had been active as cooks and in the restaurant business in and around Lafayette, Louisiana. In 1979 he and his late wife opened K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen® in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The restaurant made the dish of blackened redfish famous. Prudhomme has been a key figure in taking Cajun cooking from a style little known outside of the Acadiana region of southwest Louisiana and propelling it to national fame. He is the creator of food Magic seasonings such as Meat Magic, Vegetable Magic, and Poultry Magic. He is sometimes credited with having invented the turducken.

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