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Ti Martin

  • Commander's Palace has been a New Orleans culinary landmark since it first opened in the city's Garden District in 1893. Once Ella Brennan and her family took It over in the 1970s, it became an international sensation, elevating Louisiana cuisine and launching the careers of chefs Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse. On this week's show, we celebrate 130 years of Commander's Palace by dipping into our archives to bring you Commander's stories past and present. We begin with the restaurant's Executive Chef Meg Bickford, the first female in 127 years to burst through the gender barrier and command the historic kitchen. We also hear from co-proprietors Lally Brennan and Ti Martin, before Dickie Brennan shares his memories of the restaurant's earliest days.
  • It’s Mardi Gras season in Louisiana in a year like none other. The coronavirus pandemic brought an abrupt halt to annual balls and parades, and "donning a…
  • On this week's show, we celebrate Commander's Palace and its visionary matriarch Ella Brennan, whose highly-anticipated memoir is coming out next…
  • How does August begin in New Orleans? With trumpeters sweating while they invoke the spirit of Louis Armstrong in the French Quarter, and with…
  • Fine wines exploded in popularity during the 1980's and 90's, and soon after there was a proliferation of mirco-breweries in America. Now, the demand for…