I asked Debbie if I could take her picture and she graciously agreed. “Let me put on some lipstick first, though!”, she quipped. Her friendly, happy personality is evident in this photo, isn’t it?:
So, what was that cookbook I was looking for? Well, a few years ago I had checked out one of Paul Prudhomme’s cookbooks from our local library. It had some fantastic recipes in it, as well as numerous spice recipes. I recently went to check it out again and discovered that the library had gotten rid of it. I decided I needed to have my own copy. The Kitchen Witch had a new copy of it but Debbie mentioned that they also had a used one. It was missing the dust jacket:
But it was autographed:
I don’t buy cookbooks for their appearance – I actually cook from them – so I was thrilled to purchase the copy signed by Chef Paul Prudhomme himself.
If you are ever in New Orleans I highly recommend a visit to The Kitchen Witch. Tell them I sent you and then go take a short, barefoot walk (but NOT on Bourbon Street!).