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Chef Prudhomme cookbooks donated to SoFAB

Chef Prudhomme cookbooks donated to SoFAB

Chef Paul Prudhomme’s family has donated his personal collection of approximately 600 cookbooks, wine and food reference, and technical books on food science to the John and Bonnie Boyd Hospitality and Culinary Library at 1609 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Boyd Library is a reference-only library containing over 10,000 cookbooks and food-related books, with a staff of volunteer librarians working in conjunction with New Orleans Public Library to catalogue and maintain the collection.

Some of the volumes, even in foreign languages, are dedicated and inscribed to Paul Prudhomme, and they range from classic treatises on cooking to contemporary celebrity chef-written books. Some titles also include a label from Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends in Harahan, stating “This book is the property of Paul Prudhomme.”

The library is open Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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