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Celebrities in the Food Business, Mahalia Jackson

New Orleans fried catfish, hush puppies, and Creole tartar sauce recipes below
Gospel recording artist Mahalia Jackson was born in 1911 in the same section of New Orleans as Louie Armstrong, the Uptown section know to locals as Back of Town. Like Satchmo Jackson migrated to Chicago—he in 1918 and she in 1927—where they launched their music careers; she was sixteen. By the 1950s Jackson became a household name and toured internationally. She used some of the the capital she earned to launch a fried chicken chain in 1968 called, Mahalia Jackson’s Gloree-Fried Chicken. The restaurant menu included chicken giblets, gravy, and rice, fried chicken. catfish, sweet potato pie, and biscuits. It's mantra,"It’s Gloree-Fried, and that’s the gospel truth,” could been seen on the two franchises in Chicago and in other cities included Memphis, Cleveland, Jacksonville, and Detroit. Jackson received royalties for the use of her name on the business that proved short lived.

New Orleans Fried Catfish, Hush Puppies, and Creole Tartar Sauce Recipes: http://www.nolacuisine.com/2006/08/01/fried-catfish-recipe/

Celebrities in the Food Business, James Brown

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