Have you been to New Orleans? It is one of my favorite cities in America! A big reason for that is the food! Whether it is Cajun or Creole it is delicious. There are several iconic restaurants in New Orleans including Commander’s Palace and Brennan’s. Have you heard of the Brennan Family in New Orleans? They are actually of Irish descent but have a long legacy of New Orleans cuisine and restaurants dating back to 1946. Owen Brennan opened Brennan’s restaurant on Bourbon street in the French Quarter that year. The famous dessert “Bananas Foster” was created at Brennan’s restaurant. Today separate branches of the family own 13 restaurants in New Orleans. In the 1970’s, members of the Brennan family took over Commander’s Palace restaurant in the Garden District of New Orleans. Famous Chefs such as Emeril Lagasse worked in the kitchen of Commander’s Palace. Ella Brennan is the Matriarch of the Brennan family and she made Commander’s Palace into the iconic restaurant it is today.
Here is a description of the novel “Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace”: Co-authored by Ella Brennan and her daughter Ti Adelaide, the inspirational story chronicles Ella’s life growing up in Depression-era New Orleans, and how she became one of the most iconic female restauranteurs. Brennan lovingly writes about her earliest memories of food, how she honed her skills as a business owner and boss at her brothers bar, and her journey in making Commander’s Palace one of the hottest creole restaurants in New Orleans. Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace is an uplifting story about larger than life personalities, great food and a flair for fun.
I have not 1 but 2 copies of this novel to give away to my loyal readers and followers! Entering this giveaway is easy!
1) Comment below letting me know if you have been to New Orleans and if you have dined at Commander’s Palace.
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The giveaway ends on September 30th so be sure to enter now!