Louisiana Eats: Miss Ella Of Commander's Palace

Louisiana Eats: Miss Ella Of Commander's Palace

On this week's show, we celebrate Commander's Palace and its visionary matriarch Ella Brennan, whose highly-anticipated memoir is coming out next week.

First, we speak with Ella’s daughter and co-author, Ti Adelaide Martin. Born into her family’s restaurant dynasty, Ti knows all too well her mother’s revered place both in the food industry and in New Orleans history.  Aware of the fascination with her mother’s life story, Ti wrote down a number of stories about Ella over the years that she eventually incorporated into the memoir.

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Louisiana Eats: Lady Legends In Their Own Time

Louisiana Eats: Lady Legends In Their Own Time

What turns an ordinary woman into a legend? On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we attempt to answer that question by taking an in-depth look at four inspiring women who have conquered life's challenges and become legends in their own time.

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Ella Brennan Reflects On Restaurant Life & Remembers Her Brother

Ella Brennan Reflects On Restaurant Life & Remembers Her Brother

Ella Brennan, the octogenarian doyenne of New Orleans dining, is the matriarch of the Brennan dynasty. Here, Ella remembers the family's history, beginning with her brother, Owen, founder of the original Brennan’s restaurant.

Ella goes on to discuss her life in restaurants, hobnobbing with celebrities like Lucius Beebe, and helping launch the careers of superstar chefs in the Commander’s Palace kitchen, including Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse.

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Louisiana Eats! Keeps It All In The Family

Louisiana Eats! Keeps It All In The Family

Have you ever noticed how many family business center around food? That’s especially true of the restaurant business! On this week’s Louisiana Eats!, we hear from several multigenerational restaurateurs of note.

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