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hazelhurst Dec 10, 2013 07:11 AM

The Great Frank Davis--he of local cookbook and radio show fame--has gone on to Th Erstah Bar in th' sky. 71. Who can forget his radio shows in the window at Mr. B's? He was a cook before they got famous. One of the last links with Leon Soniat.

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    Hungry Celeste RE: hazelhurst Dec 10, 2013 07:21 AM

    RIP, Frank. Leon Soniat's books are some of my favorites. His recipes are an important link in the creole chain.

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      hazelhurst RE: Hungry Celeste Dec 10, 2013 11:11 AM

      I hope they have a whale of a funeral in which 50,000 people turn out on the processional route, making jambalaya and so forth, and the casket is placed on a Battistella's truck. WWL should send an honor guard.

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      hazelhurst RE: hazelhurst Dec 11, 2013 08:00 AM

      For those who are interested, Judy Walker has a nice toodle-oo to Frank in nola.com complete with his oven-fried chicken recipe, plus his grillades, and his Mardi Gras Day gumbo. (I'd pound the flour into the meat for the grillades but that's about the only issue I'd have with it. Frank didn't mind that kind of argument.)

      Funeral Saturday in Slidell. I hope it rivals Allen G. "Black Cat" Lacombe's.

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