Thursday, December 29, 2016

Frank Davis, Chef, Fisherman, TV/Radio Broadcaster

I first met Frank Davis when he was reporting sports for the Slidell Times newspaper in 1972, the same year I  was editor of the Slidell Sentry. Later that year he started his own television outdoors program, and over the years he enjoyed a long and successful career with WWL-TV, first as an outdoor fishing reporter, and then as an expert chef in preparing Louisiana foods. 


A good friend of St. Tammany Parish and especially the Youth Service Bureau's Chef Soiree fund raising event for many years, he died in 2013. CLICK HERE to read  a NOLA.com article about him and his many community interests.


Frank Davis reading a ChefSoiree Map

In 1972 Frank Davis wrote an article called "Crawfish Culture." It contained everything you wanted to know about crawfish catching, crawfish boiling, and crawfish eating. Click on the images below to see a larger version. 











Davis was a popular celebrity at area events. He even had a bridge named after him.


Click on above video for a tribute to Frank Davis