The Brennan Family has been running some of New Orleans’ best restaurants—including Brennan’s and Commander’s Palace–since the 1940s. In this video the matriarch of this dining dynasty, Ella Brennan, reminisces with her sister Dottie, daughter Ti, and niece Lally about the openings of their quintessential New Orleans restaurants, the conception of their famously original dishes Bananas Foster and Eggs Hussarde, and the chefs—like young Emeril Lagasse—that earned a name in their kitchens.

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