"I don't want a restaurant where a jazz band can't come marching through." – Ella Brennan The foodie culture of New Orleans is just as irresistible and storied as the nightlife. The Brennans are a big part of that culture, and now Miss Ella is telling her story. Meet Ella Brennan: mother, mentor, blunt-talking fireball, and matriarch of a New Orleans restaurant empire, famous for bringing national attention to Creole cuisine. In this candid autobiography, she shares her life. From childhood in the Great Depression to opening esteemed eateries, it's quite a story to tell.