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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Growing Up Brennan

Growing Up Brennan

When Owen Brennan opened the Vieux Carré restaurant in 1946, he created a Louisiana dynasty that today numbers more than a dozen establishments run by multiple members of the Brennan’s clan. On this week’s show, we explore what it’s like to grow up Brennan.

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