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Katrina survivor thanks Louisville with jambalaya meal

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman evacuated to Louisville during Hurricane Katrina returned Thursday to thank the city.

Kristin Preau is from New Orleans and cooks under the name Jambalaya Girl.  On Thursday she returned to cook her signature recipe she turned into a business after people in Louisville helped her family:  "When we were here, a lot of the firefighters, some specific houses helped to raise money for my family while we were here.  So we came up with a fundraiser for New Orleans cooking my dad's jambalaya recipe to raise money for recovery.  Started here -- tailgated and brought it back to U of L.

Sam's Club recently signed a deal with Preau to sell her family's jambalaya mix called "Cook Me Something Mister" in 22 stores in six states, including in the Louisville area.

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