Food Talk with Tom Fitzmorris

Food Talk with Tom Fitzmorris

By Tom Fitzmorris
Programs about food and cooking have been on the air since radio’s earliest days. But The Food Show With Tom Fitzmorris is an anomaly, occupying more hours of prime airtime every week than any other show about taste in the history of the medium. It’s the longest-running talk show of any kind in New Orleans. Twenty-five years, three hours every weekday, same station, same host, same food-and-drink-only concept.

The main ingredient in the Food Show’s recipe is, of course, the New Orleans food culture.
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Remembrances: Tom talks about his nearly 50-year-career in food
More reminiscences about favorite bygone restaurants: Luther's, Occhipinti's, The Red Onion, Stonebreaker's, Doug's, Barecca's, and Corky's.
29:47
March 31, 2020
Episode 2 . Remembrances. The Flambeau Room
Tom reflects on his nearly 50-year career. His introduction to fine dining at UNO, where a gourmet meal with all the finery went for under $2 at the Flambeau Room, the on-site restaurant for professors and meetings, and curious students like Tom.
29:45
March 30, 2020
Remembrances: The Beginning of the Food Show
A frank discussion with Tom Fitzmorris about how The Food Show originated, how he got hired, and the first few episodes of the show. 
30:00
March 23, 2020
Tom Foodery: The Times
Discussing the current situation with COVID-19 and it's toll on restaurants and hospitality. Staying connected with the food community in the new world.
30:07
March 20, 2020
St. Joseph's Day and Sicilian-New Orleans Influence
The Sicilian-New Orleans connection and the evolution of Italian restaurants in New Orleans. Italian immigrants arriving in New Orleans in the 1880s had no idea how they would shape the food of their new home. Includes a broad discussion of present-day New Orleans Italian food.
29:55
March 20, 2020
Remembrances: The Beginning of Tom's Passion for Food
Starting in his childhood, continuing as he discovers food at school, the Time Saver, high school, and college. It ends with his discovery of fine dining.
30:00
March 20, 2020
St. Patrick's Day
A full discussion of "Irish" food in New Orleans and beyond. Enjoy a fun run-through of food that is considered Irish and what that means, as well as the truth to those claims.
30:26
March 20, 2020
The List Is Back
The Food Show with Tom Fitzmorris returns after a COVID-19 hiatus. Enjoy this first attempt at podcasting from home while the studio is on shutdown. We will be working to improve this quality in the coming days. 
30:09
March 19, 2020