A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 23, 2019
“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food”

"You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food” is a food saying that has been printed on many images. The saying means that you don’t have to be rich to eat well.

The “silver fork” saying has been credited to American celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme (1940-2015) since at least 2007.


Wikipedia: Paul Prudhomme
Paul Prudhomme (July 13, 1940 – October 8, 2015), also known as Gene Autry Prudhomme, was an American celebrity chef whose specialties were Creole and Cajun cuisines, which he was also credited with popularizing. He was the chef proprietor of K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen in New Orleans, and had formerly owned and run several other restaurants. He developed several culinary products, including hot sauce and seasoning mixes, and wrote 11 cookbooks.

Google Books
RSC NewsNet
The Commission
Volume 23
2007
DeVereaux adheres to the philosophy of famed Cajun Chef Paul Prudhomme who insists, “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.”

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Wendy Wilken
@30DayFacelift
You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.
9:28 PM · Dec 29, 2009 · Twitter Web Client

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Jefferson Ross
@Jeffersonross
‘You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.’- Paul Prudhomme
9:14 AM · Sep 13, 2010 · Facebook

19 November 2011, The Sun (London, UK), pg. 45:
You don’’t need a silver fork to eat good food - PAUL PRUDHOMME US chef

Google Books
he Farmer’s Daughter’S Guide to Nutritious and Delicious Eating:
Best Food, Recipes, and Advice—Even Your Mother Would Agree!

By Rosanne C. Martino
Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press
2017
Pg. ?:
You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. —Paul Prudhomme

Google Books
Chutneys – Adding Spice to Your Life!:
Over 50 Traditional South Indian ‘Pacchadis’ Handed over Generations, Sprinkled with Some Food Memoirs

By Aparna Mudiganti Parinam
Chennai, India: Notion Press
2018
Pg. ?:
You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food. – Paul Prudhomme

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Bon Appetit
@BonAppetitInt
“You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.”
-Paul Prudhomme-
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2:00 PM · Jul 22, 2019 · Zoho Social

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New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • Permalink