United States Chef
Bebe Reeves Profile
I was born in Golden Meadow, LA; attended St Martin's Episcopal Prep School in New Orleans,
attended LSU in BR, graduated from DU, raised show horses in Colorado and TN, lived in New Zealand for five years, survived Katrina, now live in Atlanta, GA. Miss Creole tomatoes and great Cajun/Creole food.
Need to find a source for LA Creole tomato seeds!
My dad was from Alabama but left there to seek his fortune in the Louisiana oilfields. The story goes that he hopped a freight train during the Great Depression and began his whole life's great adventure. He loved everything about Louisiana but especially the food, the Cajun people and fishing! He loved to cook and I loved to watch him do it. My mother was from Atlanta and my Aunt Anne constantly confirmed that she also was her family's fantastic cook! I loved her divinity fudge, homemade Heavenly Hash and her ever-so-special scratch Chicken & Noodles. The rest of my love of all things Cajun and Creole came from the men who worked for my father on the oil rigs and at the Fishing camp. They loved to show me how to cook authentic Cajun food. I was an adoring and, I believe, also an apt pupil.
- Most of his earlier cookbooks (Paul Prudhomme)
- ah Chers, Look this up on the web!
- ???? (Vincent and Mary Price)
- This is the book that taught me the difference between Gourmet and Gourmand
- Good Housekeeping's Best Recipes (??)
- Aq wonderful beginner's cookbook ttat saved my first husband, Don Holton's life
Chefs I recommend
- Paul Prudhomme (GA)
- The original authentic Cajun chef
Restaurants I Recommend
- Commander's Palace (New Orleans, LA)
- Great chef, terrific ambiance and atmosphere, great food, most snob appeal. And if AJ is still the Maitre D, he is nicest and best way to a nice table!
- Manales (New Orleans, LA)
- Great oyster bar, terrific Italian food, my fav for shrimp or crabmeat remoulade. Ask for the half and half version with both red and white remoulade sauce
- Brennans (New Orleans, LA)
- Still one of the best for a fancy Creole Brunch but eat a little something beofre you go. the wait can be long even w/ a reservation!
- Christian's (New Orleans, LA)
- used to be a monasteryor so the story goes. Great place for that special occasion-if it survived Katrina!
- Antoine's (New Orleans, GA)
- Still the best for a Really special night out. Ask if Sam can be your waiter. It used to be that the legendary Sam's name would earn you a special "House Tour"1! Try the oysters Rockefeller. YUM!
- Prytannia (New Orleans, GA)
- a local's fav but well-know to in the know concierges. Take the St Charles Avenue streetcar before dark for a lovely "Way to Go"!
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