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After failing four times and after working for other people and realizing that nobody paid attention to the food like they should have, we wanted to just pay attention to the food and service.
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All these prominent citizens needed servants, and entertainment was part of business. If you set a great table in the 1700s to 1800s, you were successful.
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As these nationalities mixed, Creole cooking was created. Creole has a tremendous food knowledge.
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As times changed and families couldn't keep their help, they would open restaurants, and that is how great restaurants got started.
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Cajun is country food by farmers and fisherman that arrived in Louisiana from Acadiana, Canada.
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Creole is New Orleans city food. Communities were created by the people who wanted to stay and not go back to Spain or France.
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Don't get fancy. Have you cooked an apple pie? You don't know what you did wrong? Do this: Take two or three apples. Put them on a table. Study them.
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Have fun. Do something nobody else had done before, or has done since.
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Having a great cook was very important. Many people had servants that drifted from job to job. They'd go from a Spanish family, to a French one, to an Irish one.
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I believe in America. I'm one of those silly flag wavers.
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I didn't want to do just another set of recipes. I think that's useless.
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I don't think life is to be taken too seriously. Take it too seriously, and it'll getcha.
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I live in the skillet. I talk to it.
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I love people, and I'm excited that I can turn them on.
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I opened a place called Mister B's in 1979. It had a wine cellar.
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I opened a restaurant that had nothing but California wines.
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I opened my own restaurant when I was 17. I went broke, then traveled around the country, learning about different kinds of foods, had three other restaurants that went broke. It didn't all start just a few years ago!
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I think the most wonderful thing in the world is another chef. I'm always excited about learning new things about food.
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I thought it would be fun to show America the hard-core Cajun cooking. Each brother and sister has 12 recipes in it!
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I wait for the next opportunity to have something to do with food. If I get rested, my mind just starts creating new dishes - click, click, click.
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I was a chef, a cook. I traveled around the country learning my profession. I started with my mother in the kitchen on the farm. We were sharecroppers.
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I was from a large family, I was the last of 13 children.
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I would work as a cook, get a little money, then open another restaurant.
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I'd like to have the first restaurant that can deliver incredible quality food to your table at your house at any time-right where you live.
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I'm a professional cook. I've worked with other cooks from all over the world, but my family is not that way - they're always lived within 25 miles of my hometown!
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I'm always happy to share recipes.
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I'm just here and I'm doin' the best I can. If you don't understand that, then what can I do?
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If you have acid in food, you need to sugar it. At a high temperature, the acids are changed to sugar.
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In '71 or '72 I returned to New Orleans and stayed there. I started cooking Louisiana food. Of all the things I had cooked, it was the best-and it was my heritage.
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It was designed to be just a one-month thing, and that's what we did: we opened for just a month and then we closed!
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It's the sense of what family is at the dinner table. It was the joy of knowing mother was in the kitchen making our favorite dish. I wish more people would do this and recall the joy of life.
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My brothers and sisters never left the area. They have less influence from the outside in their cooking than I do in mine.
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My mother would put me on a wooden box at the stove and tell me to call her if certain things would happen. Like if the steam turns blue, that is danger!
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My sister just went into the restaurant business recently. Most of my brothers are in the 60s and are retired. I'm the baby in the family.
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One of my missions was to teach.
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One of the problems of our youth is that the family unit is broken up. When we'd sit down to dinner together as a family, we'd learn about each other. We had something people don't get today.
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Some people absorb in different ways. I didn't realize until I was 15 years old how much I retained.
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The bad part about being recognized is that when I walk into a restaurant and sit down, I've got to eat everything on the plate, whether it's good or bad. People would take it as an insult if I did otherwise.
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There's Formica tables, chairs to sit in. We focus just on the food.
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We closed the restaurant in New Orleans and brought the entire staff to San Francisco. But we had to go home.
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We didn't do wrong things because we didn't want to embarrass our parents.
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We had no electricity, no gas. Food was probably our greatest entertainment - the most fun thing that we could do was food.
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We stay in the framework of taste, but we do some things that a normal Cajun would never do.
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We trust something in a grocery store and assume it's good. We don't learn about the most precious thing in life-the food we put in our body. Educate yourself!
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We were a farm family... we had no gas or electric. We had a wood burning stove.
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We're working people, and that's what we like to do, work.
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What I think and what the world thinks is totally different.
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When Africans came over as slaves, okra was an important part of their life. Okra seeds were brought over in the braids of African hair.
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When I am done with this meal you can have my life. It is heaven.
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When I travel I normally eat club sandwiches or I bring my own food. When you go into a new town, it's very had to find a good place to eat.
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When I was young, we'd butcher a hog, cure it and smoke it, and cover it with hot lard to preserve it for the rest of the year in order to have meat. Each neighbor would slaughter something and help each other.
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When you've got a great business going, you go open another and take the risk of losing the whole thing. It's fun!
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You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.
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