His recipes were my first intro to LA cuisine. Given his former weight and resultant health problems, we were very, very lucky to have him as long as we did. RIP Paul, thoughts to your family in their time of grief.
I remember when DH and I were in New Orleans a few milleniums ago, we walked past Paul Prudhomme's restaurant. Seating was at picnic-style tables, and everyone was squished in to wherever they'd fit. We skipped it, as it was packed.
She who dies with the most toys, wins.