Lesson the oil folks should have learned long ago...don't piss off chefs.
Famed New Orleans chef and cook book author Susan Spicer has filed a class action lawsuit against British Petroleum, Halliburton, and Transocean, Ltd. Entered in New Orleans Federal Court, the suit asks for both compensatory and punitive damages - as yet unspecified -- for the harm that has resulted and will result due to the oil spill at BP's Deepwater Horizon undersea well, which occurred on April 20. If you do not have a copy of Susan's latest cookbook, I highly recommend it.
As quoted by the New Orleans Times-Picayune on its nola.com blog, the suit says "The massive oil slick created by the continuing discharge of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico has caused or will cause injuries and damages to the Class to the extent that the seafood industry will be closed and the sustainable natural resource of the fishery will be greatly harmed and/or destroyed. Simply put, the oil slick and continuing discharge of crude oil is an ecological and economic disaster for Plaintiff." - Village Voice and NOLA.com
Labels: celebrity chefs, Cookbooks, Lawsuit, New Orleans