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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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The Food Show 12.17.2021
A delightful conversation with the first family of bread in New Orleans: Sandy Whann and son William, and daughter Katie from Leidenheimer Bakery, celebrating 125 years in business. And Cheez Wiz, and crackers like Ritz and Saltines, plus a discussion of Maple St. Cafe.
01:55:53
December 19, 2021
The Food Show 12.16.2021
Peter Caire called in to talk Christmas gifts, and our regular Thursday visitor, Nicole Dorignac told us about fun gifts right off the supermarket shelves. Also the Boston Tea party, turkey basters, roast goose, and chocolate-covered insects.
01:55:58
December 19, 2021
The Food Show 12.15.2021
National Cupcake Day prompted a gosh-darned inspiring chat with Mignon Francois, proud N'Awlins girl, and cupcake entrepreneur. She owns the Cupcake Collection in Nashville and New Orleans. Mignon was a tough act to follow, but our own friend-of-the-show Gunther Preuss held his own with tales of Christmas traditions from his native Germany. Also molasses, the Eiffel Tower, and Jules Verne restaurant there.
01:55:56
December 19, 2021
The Food Show 12.14.2021
Sue Zemanik from Zasu. Bouillabaisse, the Nostradamus Cookbook.
01:55:57
December 19, 2021
The Food Show 12.13.2021
Alex Patout called in to talk Cajun Christmas food. And cracklins. And beef stew.
01:56:00
December 19, 2021
The Food Show 12.10.2021
David Hubbell, the Mirliton Man. And Eggnog.
01:56:37
December 19, 2021
The Food Show 12.09.2021
Frozen foods, Palmiers, Brigtsen's, mulled wine, blue cheese, and Tim McNally helped us with bubbly selections for the holidays.
01:55:55
December 19, 2021
The Food Show 12.08.2021
National Brownie Day, cocoa nibs, spinach.
01:56:27
December 19, 2021
The Food Show 12.07.2021
Chris Barbato from The Country Club talks about their menus. La Provence, Vincent's, Candy Canes. Daube Glace. And zabaglione.
01:56:13
December 19, 2021
The Food Show 12.06.2021
Don Dubuc called in to chat about a wild Louisiana Christmas. Also Nicholas, vegetable soup, microwave ovens, and kirsch.
02:00:44
December 18, 2021
The Food Show 12.03.2021
Valerie Waeltz from The Louisiana Food Truck Festival called in to tell us about it. Also apple pie, stollen.
01:56:28
December 18, 2021
The Food Show 12.02.2021
Beignets. Liver and onions.
01:56:20
December 18, 2021
The Food Show 12.01.2021
Greg Sorenson from our local fruitcake maker Bakermaid called in on National Fruitcake Day.
01:55:59
December 18, 2021
The Food Show November 23, 2021
Vince Hayward of Camellia Beans called in to talk about a new acquisition, Dagostino Handmade Pasta. Also Figgy pudding, espresso/
01:55:59
December 04, 2021
The Food Show November 22, 2021
Kaitlin Guerin from Lagniappe Baking.
01:55:59
December 03, 2021
The Food Show November 19, 2021
Janet Sprouse from Jiffy Mix called in. And Jonathan Klascala from Elysian Nar called in to talk Thanksgiving.
01:56:14
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 18, 2021
Ti Martin called in to talk about Thanksgiving and the new takeout place associated with Commander's Palace, Le Petite Bleu. Mary Ann reports on her trip to California.
01:59:41
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 17, 2021
Patty sits in for Mary Ann with a visit from Kelly Schultz from New Orleans and Co.
01:57:46
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 16, 2021
Patty steps in for Mary Ann and is visited by Jay Vise from Second Harvesters..
01:01:26
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 15, 2021
Patty sat in with an assist from Bob Del Giorno,
01:59:44
December 02, 2021
The Food Show. November 12, 2021
Bob Delgiorno sat with Patty in Mary Ann's absence. Chef Andrea called in to chat with Bob.
01:00:03
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 11, 2021
Bob Mitchell visited Patty, who covered for Mary Ann..
01:56:41
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 10, 2021
Daniel Lelchuk, The Gourmet Cellist, stepped in for Mary Ann.
01:56:56
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 09, 2021
Chef Chaya from Bywater Bakery. Split Pea Soup, Seafood Newberg, shelling peas.
01:56:51
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 08, 2021
T.J.Qutob from Petra in LaPlace called in to talk Thanksgiving. Gibson cocktail, cappuccino, Beef Wellington, Bourbon.
01:59:25
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 05, 2021
Amy Mehrtens from Copper Vine. Roy Rogers roast beef, doughnuts, Chef Tell.
01:55:54
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 04, 2021
Candy,  Montmorency
01:56:11
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 03, 2021
Figs, club sandwich.
01:56:12
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 02, 2021
Chef Tim from Emeril's calls in to talk about their reopening. Also chives, Marie Antoinette, deviled eggs
01:56:09
December 02, 2021
The Food Show November 1, 2021
Kevin Belton visits to talk about the Historic New Orleans Collection. Brennan's, vinegar, fried clams.
01:55:59
December 02, 2021
The Food Show October 29, 2021
Eric Cook tells us about his new restaurant, St. John. Also oatmeal, pumpkin, Turkey (the country.)
01:56:04
December 02, 2021
The Food Show October 28,2021
August Escoffier, wild foods.
01:56:54
December 02, 2021
The Food Show October 27, 2021
Baked potatoes. Potatoes Anna.
01:56:58
December 02, 2021
The Food Show October 26, 2021
Rob Nelson from Elmer's Candies. Also pumplin, bluefin tuna, Jerusalem artichokes.
01:56:02
November 27, 2021
The food Show. October 25, 2021
Jacques Saleun, owner of the delicious and sadly gone Chateau du Lac, talks French food. And feijoada, and addictive foods.
01:56:20
November 27, 2021
The Food Show. October 22, 2021
Randy Mast from Buffalo South Sauce.
01:55:53
November 27, 2021
The Food Show. October 21, 2021
Apples, Jacques Pepin. Tang.
01:56:32
November 27, 2021
The Food Show. October 18, 2021
Mike Ditka, Baked Alaska, cyclamates.
01:55:58
November 26, 2021
The Food Show. October 20, 2021
We talked to our friend of the show, chef Gunther Preuss. And we talked about Rumtopf, and rum baba.
01:58:56
November 26, 2021
The Food Show October 14, 2021
Tasso, Frommer's and Fodor's, Thomas Keller.
01:59:05
November 26, 2021
The Food Show October 06, 2021
Food talk
01:55:56
November 16, 2021
The Food Show. October 05, 2021
McDonald's on the birthday of Ray Kroc, Chincoteague oysters, and file.
01:55:57
November 16, 2021
The Food Show October 4, 2021
Dover sole, tacos, vodka.
02:00:00
November 16, 2021
The Food Show 10.01.2021
We talked to Kristen Preau, the Jambalaya Girl, who sells her jambalaya mix and other starters. And we talked about kale, chili, and Walt Disney World as well as Epcot chefs.
01:55:53
October 06, 2021
The Food Show 09.30.2021
Nicole Dorignac called in to talk about supply chains and grocery things. And we talked about mushrooms.
01:55:54
October 05, 2021
The Food Show. 09.29.2021
Our traveling friend Stan Meadows called in from a tiny island in Florida near Apalachicola. We talked about him researching the "Old places" this week to eat. And we talked to Bob Arceneaux from Orleans Coffee and Parish Coffee, as well as Bob Hennessey of Morning Call on this, National Coffee Day.
01:56:16
October 04, 2021
The Food Show September 28, 2021
We talked to Jeff McCrory, founder of Cool Brew, about his wildly successful and innovative approach to coffee. And we talked about shwarma and animal fat.
01:55:57
September 29, 2021
The Food Show September 27, 2021
John Caluda of Caluda Catering called in to talk about his famous crawfish strudel. Dinty Moore's, chocolate milk, and corned beef hash.
01:55:59
September 29, 2021
The Food Show September 24, 2021
Gunther Preuss called in to talk about silly food trends. Cherries Jubilee, cruising, prosciutto.
01:56:19
September 25, 2021
The Food Show September 23, 2021
Nicole Dorignac called in to chat about supply chain. issues, now a constant.  National Anchovy Day, and Worcestershire Sauce. 
01:56:26
September 25, 2021
The Food Show September 22, 2021
Stan Meadows called in from Florida. White chocolate, ladyfingers, waffle cones.
01:57:41
September 25, 2021
The Food Show September 21, 2021
Sonya Clesi called in to chat about the fun place she runs with her two brothers, Clesi's in Mid-City on Bienville.St. Spinach and Artichoke Day, and choucroute.
01:55:44
September 25, 2021
The Food Show September 20, 2021
Elizabeth Liuzza from Liuzza Farms in Amite called to chat about the business, established in 1909. Also.mussels, Sophia Loren, and Guinness.
01:55:13
September 25, 2021
The Food Show September 14, 2021
Veal Scallopini. Mr. Mudbug, Shish kabobs
01:56:17
September 24, 2021
The Food Show September 09, 2021
Pressure cooking, Mario Batali, and KFC.
01:56:06
September 24, 2021
The Food Show September 8, 2021
The first show after the chaos of Ida. Vincent's, Frank Sinatra. Rotisserie Chicken.
02:00:00
September 24, 2021
The Food Show. 08.25.2021
It's Wednesday and that means we visit with Stan Meadows, out in America's heartland.  Calling from Indiana today, he's heading to the cranberry harvest in Wisconsin. We talked Nashville hot chicken. and St.Elmo's steakhouse.  And we pondered the difference between Cajun and Creole food.
01:55:55
August 26, 2021
The Food Show 08.24.2021
We talked to Don Dubuc about fish - catching it and cooking it. And we talked potatoes, especially potato chips, on this day when the potato chip was invented in 1894.
01:56:30
August 25, 2021
The Food Show 08.23.2021
We spoke to Chef Toya Boudy about her career in entertainment cooking. We talked about her travels in the Food Network competition circuit, her new spice blend, and her podcast. Also Louis XVI, and Mexican food in post-Katrina New Orleans.
01:58:58
August 24, 2021
The Food Show 08.20.2021
We talked to Kristian Wade from Beau Rivage about the several great restaurants there... It was National Lemonade Day. And we talked about croissants.
01:55:01
August 21, 2021
The Food Show 08.19.2021
Molly Kimball stepped in for Nicole Dorignac today, and we talked about whole grains. The gist: No need to eat amaranth and brown rice is only marginally better than white rice. Cayenne pepper, and Frostop, as well as Keith Young's burger. And the best alfresco places in town.
01:55:54
August 20, 2021
The Food Show. 08.18.2021
Stan Meadows visited with us today, reporting on the BBQ Trail of North Carolina. And we talked about ice cream pie on National Ice Cream Pie Day. Also cooking with pressure cookers.
01:55:56
August 19, 2021
The Food Show 08.17.2021
We talked about Hatch chiles with Lisa Neal from the Hatch Valley in New Mexico, And we talked about St. Roch and lipstick on glasses, and early gourmet ingredients. 
01:56:01
August 18, 2021
The Food Show 08.16.2021
We talked to Mark Springfloat from UNO's business program for the hospitality industry. And we talked about brats on National Bratwurst Day. And we got a report from Christie, Mary Ann's sister, about all the food she ate on her recent 2 two week cross-country trip. We found out what a Runza is.
02:02:47
August 17, 2021
The Food Show 08.13.2021
We talked to Jerry Mixon, chef at Trep's in Mid-City. Filet Mignon. Corn on the cob. Julia Child. And Will from Mandeville Seafood called in to talk crawfish season, beginning and end.
01:57:13
August 15, 2021
The Food Show 08.12.2021
Nicole Dorignac called in for her regular Thursday visit about supply chain snafus, and we talked dumplings. Also a lengthy report on the new restaurant, The Greyhound in Covington, Also Sandro's Trattoria in Metairie.
01:57:15
August 13, 2021
The Food Show 08.11.2021
It was Wednesday and that means we heard from Stan Meadows, eating his way through the American heartland. He was in Asheville, North Carolina. with his buddy Milt, the conductor of the Blue Ridge Symphony. Milt talked about Hakarl, decomposed shark and livermush. Milt is an adventuresome eater.
01:56:12
August 13, 2021
The Food Show 08.10.2021
Julienne Gehrer called in to chat about Jane Austen and her recipes. We chatted about the home Jane shared with her family and friends. And we talked about banana splits and s'mores. Jimmy Dean sausage, and premium chocolate.
01:56:21
August 11, 2021
The Food Show. 08.09.2021
We talked to Stephanie Metzger from Pennsylvania, who called in to tell us about an event she judges each year. It's called the Olympics of water tasting, the Berkeley Springs, West Virginia tasting of over a hundred waters, municipal, bottled, sparkling, and still.
00:00
August 11, 2021
The Food Show 08.06.2021
Michael Gottlieb from Tchefuncte's called to talk about foraging for mushrooms. And we talked about Jamaica and Jerk spices, and Acadiana in Washington DC.
01:56:08
August 11, 2021
The Food Show 08.05.2021
Nicole Dorignac called in for her Thursday report, though we talked more about her recent trip. And we talked about Lambert's House of Throwed Rolls.
01:55:42
August 06, 2021
The Food Show. 08.04.2021
We talked cookies on National Chocolate Cookie Day,. And Louie Armstrong's birthday. Dom Perignon. And we talked about the Pillsbury Doughboy.
01:55:57
August 05, 2021
The Food Show 08.03.2021
We talked to Tristan Johnson from 73 Distillery. We look forward to the release of their first Bourbon, Bywater Bourbon, on August 18th. We talked about yellow watermelons, Martha Stewart, and Barracuda Restaurant.
01:56:29
August 04, 2021
The Food Show 08.02.2021
Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla ice cream? State by state preferences. It was National Ice Cream sandwich Day.
01:55:32
August 04, 2021
The Food Show 07.30.2021
We talked to Tory McPhail on his birthday. It was nice to catch up with him. And we talked about Alton Brown on his birthday, and we talked White Castle.
01:56:43
August 01, 2021
The Food Show 07.29.2021
Nicole did not call in today, but we did have a busy show talking about the party the night before, and chicken wings on National Chicken Wing Day andm the short-lived ansd silly brennan restaurant from the late 70s, Anything Goes.
01:01:16
July 31, 2021
The Food Show. 07.28.2021
Lettuce in stock? Mon Dieu! We spoke to Rob Nelson from Elmer's Candies on National Milk Chocolate Day. And Stan called in from Hazzard, Kentucky for his regular report on Wednesdays. The subject was Bourbon, and Bourbon balls.
01:56:15
July 29, 2021
The Food Show 07.27.2021
The show started with a conversation about Cajun pasta and maquechoux, Alex Patout called from New Iberia to explain how to make these Cajun favorites. We also talked about milk chocolate on National Milk Chocolate Day. And we talked about Tupperware, invented today. And Happy Anniversary to the newsletter version of The New Orleans Menu, which went online for the first time today in 1997.
01:55:57
July 28, 2021
The Food Show 07.26.2021
Pad thai. Semolina, The Pelican Club, and harissa.
01:56:22
July 27, 2021
The Food Show. 07.23.2021
In preparation of National Tequila Day, we chatted with Monica Richards from Houston, where she is one of the proprietors of Pico's Mexcian Restaurant. Monica is passionate about her heritage and the flavors of her ancestral homeland. She is quite knowledgeable about tequila and mezcal, and she was kind enough to give us a tutorial. We also talked about a pet project of theirs, importing heirloom ingredients from family farms.
02:00:22
July 25, 2021
The Food Show 07.22.2021
The question to ponder...What constitutes a cult restaurant, an institution, and a "media darling?" We talked Mandina's Deanie's, Liuzza's, Leonardo's, Galatoire's. And mangoes.
01:59:48
July 23, 2021
The Food Show. 07.21.2021
National Junk Food Day  With annual sales of $620 billion dollars, you can bet there was a lot to say. Eric Coogan from Dorignac's called in to talk about top sellers of junk food. Spoiler alert: Sweet stuff wins. Stan was out fishing for crappie today.
01:56:09
July 22, 2021
The Food Show. 07.19.2021
It was a celebration of the Food Show, which marked 33 years on Sunday. A little reminiscing with callers. We talked about Gallagher's in New York, and Ye Olde College Inn.
01:55:59
July 19, 2021
The Food Show. 07.16.2021
Seafood Poor Boy Day. And we talked about Mr. B's on the occasion of their birthday the following day. And Frostop Lottaburgers.
01:57:19
July 19, 2021
The Food Show. 07.15.2021
We talked about Frostop and entree salads. Nicole Dorignac was busy with her day job so we moved her weekly report to Friday.
02:00:29
July 16, 2021
The Food Show 07.14.2021
National Mac'N'Cheese Day. And International Pate Day. And Bastille Day.  We talked about all these things. French restaurants, pate, ans macaroni, and cheese. And we talked about Trey Yuen and Asian food in general.
01:56:25
July 14, 2021
The Food Show. 07.13.2021
Gunther Preuss called in to talk about dates. And we talked tipping...again. And the Gumbo Krewe Restaurant in Metairie. But mostly we talked French fries, on this, National French Fry Day.
01:56:37
July 13, 2021
The Food Show. 07.12.2021
A report on Stein's Deli and Sal & Judy's, Revolution, and Sandro's Trattoria. And we talked about tipping, peanut butter, and pecan pie, but not together.
01:56:33
July 13, 2021
The Food Show 07.09.2021
We talked about omelets, microwave ovens, sugar cookies, butter cookies. a report on Tchefuncte's.
01:51:29
July 10, 2021
The Food Show. 07.08.2021
Nicole Dorignac called in to talk allocations and shortages and supply chains. A gushing report on lunch at Keith Young's, which included the best crawfish corn chowder we've ever had. We also talked about Saltine's in Mandeville, the Bower, and Frenier's Landing in LaPlace.
01:56:26
July 09, 2021
The Food Show 07.07.2021
Stan Meadows called in to talk about Doe's Eat Place in Mississippi, Starkvegas, and fried chicken in Missouri. We talked about Pardo's, Tchefuncte's, and steak at Dakota. White bread, finger sandwiches. Also Foodie's Eatzie's, and Eataly.
01:56:31
July 08, 2021
The Food Show 07.06.2021
National Fried Chicken Day and a fried chicken odyssey on Saturday. A scathing report on the state of McDonald's from a Fourth of July weekend visit.
01:56:34
July 07, 2021
The Food Show 07.02.2021
Chef Amy Mehrtens from Copper Vine Wine Pub called in to talk about the new menu there. Also, a report on a Friday lunch experience with the most insulting service we've had in a long time, which spawned a conversation about bad service in general.
01:56:29
July 07, 2021
The Food Show 06.30.2021
The show began with a full report on last night's dinner at Dakota. Stan Meadows called from Starkville, Ms, from the kitchen of Taste, the new restaurant recently opened by his friend Michael McIntosh, who was sucking the flavor from watermelon and putting it into vodka in a sous vide as we spoke. We talked tamales again, as Stan embarks on the Tamale Trail up the Delta.
01:56:22
July 01, 2021
The Food Show. 06.29.2021
A report on last night's visit. to the Peacock Room in the new Kimpton Hotel Fontenot. We talked about fried chicken. Zoe's Bakery, and the coming Elysian Market.
01:47:59
June 30, 2021
The Food Show 06.28.2021
A full report on a weekend of boring eating. We talked bubble tea and tapioca, Stendhal Syndrome, Route 66, silverware use in Europe, and Richard Rodgers
01:58:30
June 29, 2021
The Food Show 06.25.2021
National Catfish Day, and we had a New York pizza "symposium" with Doug Wellner and Pauli Gee from 2 new "slice shops" in town. And we discussed a cryptic new FB post from Oxlot 9.
01:58:38
June 26, 2021
The Food Show 06.24.2021
Nicole Dorignac was on the roof at the supermarket at 3pm today, so she didn't call. We talked about our delicious meal at Marcello's last night, and a little about Beausoliel Coastal Cuisine in Baton Rouge. And pralines and produce that is a mere shadow of its former self.
01:58:17
June 25, 2021
The Food Show 06.23.2021
Stan Meadows called in from the oyster bar at Trenasse in New Orleans. We talked about Commander's Palace and the busy restaurants around town. And we talked to Judy Walker about the Higgins crabmeat soup recipe and her book with Marcelle Bienvenue, Cooking up A Storm.
01:56:59
June 24, 2021
The Food Show. 06.22.2021
Zach Cheney called in to talk about his new juice bar on the north shore in Mandeville. And we talked about the juice and smoothie trend.
01:56:07
June 24, 2021
The Food Show 06.21.2021
Darrell Johnson with NOLA Creations called in to talk about his food trucks, catering operation, and his stint on The Great Food Truck Race. Peaches and cream, A great Father's Day brunch at Tchefuncte's.
01:56:19
June 24, 2021
The Food Show 06.18.2021
Martinis, boardwalks, Salman Rushdie. Father's Day.
01:56:33
June 23, 2021
The Food Show 06.17.2021
Gunther Preuss called in to talk vegetables on National Eat Your Vegetables Day. And we talked about Cheeseburger in Paradise.
02:02:28
June 23, 2021
The Food Show. 06.16.2021
Stan Meadows called in from New Orleans. Anheuser Busch, chorizo, Bloomsday, Pepsi and Coke. And Cracker Jack.
01:56:10
June 23, 2021
The Food Show 06.15.2021
Arugula, conch, Holiday for Strings.
01:56:08
June 23, 2021
The Food Show 06.14.2021
Margot Brignac called in to talk about coffee, and her company, artisan roaster Flamjeaux Coffee. Strawberry shortcake, Heimlich maneuver, seabobs. Bourbon
02:02:08
June 18, 2021
The Food Show. 06.11.2021
Cabrito, refrigerators, and hot dogs for royalty.
02:02:33
June 18, 2021
The Food Show 06.10.2021
Nicole Dorignac called in to talk grocery business. Cabrito, and a report on dinner with The Gourmet Cellist.
02:00:00
June 18, 2021
The Food Show 06.09.2021
Stan Meadows called in from right here in New Orleans. We talked about the Tamale Trail. Roux. Blenders.
01:28:47
June 18, 2021
The Food Show 06.08.2021
Mandina's. Alfresco dining. Tom Brown calls in from North Carolina to talk about his life's work and passion, bringing back heirloom varieties of apples from Appalachia.
01:54:48
June 09, 2021
The Food Show. 06.07.2021
Chocolate ice cream, margarine, the Panama Canal,  and cruising. Apple Pie. The Camellia Grill.
01:56:15
June 09, 2021
The Food Show 06.04.2021
National Blue Cheese Day. NOWFE
01:56:52
June 08, 2021
The Food Show. 06.02.2021
Stan Meadows called in to talk about his visit to the Loretta Lynn Ranch, and his plans for the next few months. In Alabama now, his investigations will focus on the meat-and-three. Italian food, Velveeta, and bean salads.
01:56:13
June 04, 2021
The Food Show 06.03.2021
Nicole Dorignac had more detailed info on the tail end of COViD in her grocery report today. And peaches.
01:56:13
June 04, 2021
The Food Show. 06.01.2021
Delmonico, the food of Italy, nectar. And snowballs.
01:55:59
June 04, 2021
The Food Show 05.28.2021
The end of the month and Memorial Day weekend. We talked about roasting a Boston butt pork roast, and lunch at The Lakehouse.
01:56:02
May 29, 2021
The Food Show 05.27.2021
Nicole Dorignac called in with some especially interesting info. Vincent Price, Jamie Oliver. Pineapple.
01:56:00
May 29, 2021
The Food Show 05.26.2021
Stan Meadows called in for his weekly Wednesday chat. A full report on Tuesday night's dinner at Nathan's. We talked jug fishing. Cherries Jubilee, and Who Is Killing The Great Chefs Of Europe?"
01:56:04
May 29, 2021
The Food Show 05.25.2021
Black pepper, wine. More on a weekend of eating.
01:55:36
May 29, 2021
The Food Show 05.24.2021
Escargots, and the Brooklyn Bridge. A report on dinner at Charlie's Steak house.
01:55:57
May 29, 2021
The Food Show 05.21.2021
Andrew Doyle called in to talk about NYC pizza. he spent a year there for work, spending all his spare time on a quest for the best pizza in New York. He explained the secret code in ordering pizza in New York and we talked about his New Orleans favorites. The show started off with a caller from the original year of the Food Show in 1988. H.e just called to say hi.
01:55:53
May 22, 2021
The Food Show 05.20.2021
Nicole Dorignac called in to chat about empty grocery store shelves. Quiche Lorraine, and a lengthy report on our lunch at The Lakehouse.
01:56:36
May 22, 2021
The Food Show. 05.19.2021
Stan Meadows called in after two weeks, this time from his home state of Kentucky. We talked burgoo and Kentucky Hot Brown sandwiches, as well as Amish culture and food. Also, a report on Coquette, Devil's Food Cake, and an account of Prom Night from Tom himself, as written in 2017.
01:56:38
May 20, 2021
The Food Show. 05.18.2021
Cheese souffles and wild blackberries.
01:56:15
May 20, 2021
The Food Show 05.17.2021
A lengthy report on our eating weekend. Chocolate fondue. Revolution. A visit to Florida. Cacio e pepe, and ridiculous dishes in restaurants.
02:02:28
May 18, 2021
The Food Show 05.14.2021
Buttermilk biscuits, dishwashers, Masson's Restaurant.
02:00:60
May 18, 2021
The Food Show 05.13.2021
Nicole Dorignac called in to talk grocery items but we wound up talking prom with Tom, because it was Prom day. And we talked about macquechoux, succotash, and school cafeteria food.
01:56:28
May 14, 2021
The Food Show 05.12.2021
Crowder peas, popovers, Yogi Berra, Fat Boy pizza.
01:58:44
May 14, 2021
The Food Show 05.11.2021
Thai food. massaman, Spam. Hawaii.
02:09:06
May 14, 2021
The Food Show. 05.10.2021
A report on Mother's Day. And we talked about shrimp, La Provence, root beer, and Lipton tea.
02:12:22
May 12, 2021
The Food Show 05.07.2021
We talked about lamb, and mache, , swordfish. And Croatians. Also, Mary Mahoney's restaurant.
01:55:59
May 12, 2021
The Food Show 05.06.2021
We missed Nicole Dorignac today, but we talked Robespierre, oranges, Crepes Suzette, and Margherita pizza.
01:56:36
May 11, 2021
The Food Show 05.05.2021
Stan Meadows called in for his usual Wednesday chat, and we had such fun talking about Lambert's Home of Throwed Rolls. He also explained what snook is, a Gulf Coast fish. And we talked Cinco de Mayo
01:58:03
May 11, 2021
The Food Show 05.04.2021
Orange juice, Big Macs, fast-food hamburgers, gremolata, microgreens, John Besh.
02:02:07
May 07, 2021
The Food Show 05.03.2021
Paneed meat, schnitzel, bagels. Jiffy Pop.
01:59:49
May 05, 2021
The Food Show 04.30.2021
A report on dinner at The Thorny Oyster in Bay St. Louis. And a disappointing lunch at the Anchor. Raisins, Arthur Godfrey, and Amtrak's 50th anniversary..
01:55:53
May 05, 2021
The Food Show 04.29.2021
Nicole Dorignac called in to talk groceries, as she does every Thursday. And we talked shrimp, scampi, and langoustines.
01:55:56
May 05, 2021
The Food Show 04.28.2021
Crawfish pie, Richard Hughes, Alice Waters, Charlie's Steak House, Tequila, air conditioning.
01:56:53
May 05, 2021
The Food Show 04.27.2021
Prime Rib, waitresses, maraschino cherries, Victoria Station, Ichabod's Galley, Bart's, service staff eating food that comes back to the kitchen.
01:57:14
May 05, 2021
The Food Show 04.26.2021
Pretzels, jerky, Tavern on the Green. Prosciutto.
01:59:08
May 05, 2021
The Food Show 04.23.2021
Shakespeare, the Windsor Court, new Coke.
01:55:56
May 05, 2021
The Food Show 04.22.2021
Crawfish Bisque and Earth Day.
02:03:53
April 29, 2021
The Food Show 04.21.2021
Rome's birthday, Romano cheese, and the Space needle, as well as WSMB. Stan Meadows called in with a friend from Arkansas, Ed Richard, who owns a New Orleans restaurant in Arkansas.
01:57:07
April 29, 2021
The Food Show 04.20.2021
Butter beans, pineapple upside-down cake, canning.
01:59:08
April 29, 2021
The Food Show. 04.19.2021
We talked about garlic, the Outback Steakhouse, and our weekend lunch and strawberry shortcake.
01:56:15
April 29, 2021
The Food Show 04.16.2021
We talked about coffeehouses, Ruth Fertel and her philosophy of hospitality, Beluga Caviar, Mr. B's, Eggs Benedict, and gout.
01:55:45
April 28, 2021
The Food Show 04.15.21
A good show with lots of callers. We talked fast food and cookbooks and souffle potatoes, whiskey, and Austin.
01:56:10
April 16, 2021
The Food Show. 04.14.21
Stan Meadows checked in from his RV in Oklahoma. And...Why do you buy a cookbook? was the question today. And hushpuppies.
01:59:25
April 15, 2021
The Food Show 04.13.21
Jeff Mauro from The Kitchen on The Food Network called in to talk about his wonderful new book, his first, "Come On Over" And we talked ethnic foods, Slidell restaurants, and an authentic Mexican place.
01:10:59
April 14, 2021
The Food Show 04.12.21
Grilled cheese, barbershop singing, licorice, soft shell crabs.
01:10:59
April 14, 2021
The Food Show. 04.09.21
Oyster soups, Taittinger Champagne,  crawfish
01:55:54
April 13, 2021
The Food Show 04.08.21
Nicole Dorignac called in to talk about the empty shelves, and why. What's back ad what is coming back. And we talked about milk bottles and empanadas. And margarine.
01:58:18
April 13, 2021
The Food Show 04.07.21
Coffee cake, food poisoning, Christian Brothers wines, and Francis Ford Coppola and his Rubicon vineyards.
02:03:08
April 13, 2021
The Food Show 04.06.21
Twinkies, calas, Teflon, TV dinners, M.F.K. Fisher.
02:05:28
April 13, 2021
The Food Show 04.05.21
Owen Brennan, Eggs Benedict, cream, growing your own vegetables.
01:56:19
April 13, 2021
The Food Show 04.01.21
Tom's favorite day of the year.
02:01:09
April 13, 2021
The Food Show 03.31.21
Tom's favorite day of the year.
02:01:09
April 12, 2021
The Food Show 03.31.21
Stan Meadows called in for the first time in months. We'll be hearing from him again as he makes his way back east in his travels across our land. We also talked about the Eiffel Tower, pufferfish, and citrus.
02:07:09
April 12, 2021
The Food Show 03.30.2021
We talked frogs legs and food rationing and Commander's Palace.
01:57:57
March 31, 2021
The Food Show 03.29.2021
A report on the spaghetti and meatballs at New Orleans Food and Spirits. And paella.
01:57:55
March 30, 2021
The Food Show 03.26.2021
Duncan Hines, spinach, spinach and artichoke dip.
01:55:48
March 30, 2021
The Food Show 03.25.2021
Thursday means we hear from Nicole Dorignac. After her shortages report, we talked about stuffing crawfish heads for bisque..The Tichborne Dole, stuffed crust pizza, Ray's Pizza, the importance of crust, and the way to eat pizza.
01:59:03
March 26, 2021
The Food Show 03.24.2021
Stuffed Crab, pita bread, and a few places we almost ate.
02:01:04
March 26, 2021
The Food Show 03.23.2021
Melba toast, restaurant drinkware, and cookbooks.
01:55:41
March 25, 2021
The Food Show 03.22.2021
Red beans and Rice Day. We talked about red beans and rice, Coq Au Vin, tikka, and French bread.
01:58:08
March 24, 2021
The Food Show 03.19.2021
Chef Byron Halliburton from SoBou called in to talk about Mudbug and Jenga Madness.
01:55:58
March 24, 2021
The Food Show 03.18.2021
Jude's last day of guest hosting. Nicole Dorignac called in for her usual report from the store.
01:58:40
March 24, 2021
The Food Show. 03.17.2021
Jude talked about his passion for St. Patrick's Day. We talked about Irish pubs and corned beef.
01:55:13
March 24, 2021
The Food Show 03.16.2021
Jude stepped in to cohost, and it was great fun. We talked about artichoke hearts, tea, and Los Angeles.
01:56:12
March 23, 2021
The Food Show 03.15.2021
We wondered about Slade Rushing, talked potato chips, and TGIFriday's
01:56:12
March 23, 2021
The Food Show 03.12.2021
We talked muffaeettas, olive salad, Coke in bottles, Gandhi's salt gambit, and Galatoire's flamboyant Gilbert.
01:55:51
March 23, 2021
The Food Show 03.11.2021
Thursday means a visit from Nicole Dorignac and Mary Ann's sister Syl. The subject was fennel salad. White chocolate bread pudding, Stromboli, Palace Cafe, and things that are deviled.
02:02:15
March 12, 2021
The Food Show 03.10.2021
The first half-hour of the show included a statement about Tom, his legacy, and the future of The Food Show. It was the anniversary of Tom's first radio food critique, 46 years ago right here on WGSO.
01:57:55
March 11, 2021
The Food Show 03.09.2021
Crabmeat, ketchup, fried bologna, and napoleons. And a report on some ordinary food that posed a question about dining out.
02:02:04
March 11, 2021
The Food Show 03.08.2021
National French Onion Soup Day, cebollitas, Coca-Cola, and little fake wax Coca-Cola bottles.
02:02:09
March 11, 2021
The Food Show 03.05.21
Chef Jimi Setchim from Broussard's called in to talk about the belated celebration of their centennial. We also talked about Brennan's in Houston, fish mousse, the chuck wagon, and ramen. 
02:01:16
March 11, 2021
The Food Show 03.04.2021
Nicole Dorignac called in for her weekly visit, but we had so much to talk about luncheon meat olive loaf, and liver cheese. Alan called in from Seattle to talk about fried peanuts and Michael 75 about deals everywhere. And we talked about restaurants we miss.
01:59:33
March 05, 2021
The Food Show 03.03.2021
It was National Deli Meats Day, and we talked about cold cuts. We also talked about hake, and SYSCO. And Chef Jordan Whitney called in from Augusta, Georgia where he is the chef of Gaby's By The Lake at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation. He was happy to share his recipe for Boiled Peanut Hummus as we continued the endless conversation about this.
02:04:24
March 05, 2021
The Food Show 03.02.2021
The United States Highway system, chili, banana cream pie.
02:02:59
March 04, 2021
The Food Show 03.01.2021
We talked Tex Mex cooking, peanut butter, and caffeine awareness.
01:56:46
March 02, 2021
The Food Show 02.24.2021
We talked about tortilla chips, wild boar, and MFK Fisher.
01:56:26
March 02, 2021
The Food Show 02.26.2021
We talked about pistachios and peanuts, of course, as the peanut conversation continues. We talked about fish frys and a report on lunch at Pyre Provisions.
02:01:13
February 27, 2021
The Food Show 02.25.2021
Nicole Dorignac called in with her weekly report from the grocery store shelves.  
01:56:25
February 27, 2021
The Food Show 02.23.2021
National Banana Bread Day, so we talked about banana bread. Also Tootsie Rolls, farro, and Ritz crackers.
01:58:11
February 27, 2021
The Food Show. 02.22.2021
A special day today. The birthday of Aline Gremillion Fitzmorris, the woman who taught Tom to love food. She would be 109. In her honor, we talked about Cajun food, including a report on the new restaurant Etouffee in Covington, whose proprietors hail from Cut Off. And Sal Sunseri from P & J Oysters called in to answer a question about where oyster babies come from.
01:58:05
February 23, 2021
The Food Show. 02.19.2021
A really fun show today. Lots of callers talking boiled peanuts, Cornish hens, peanuts and coke (yes, together), and barbecue, 
01:59:58
February 20, 2021
The Food Show 02.17.2021
We talked about making wine out of carrots with Chuck Blethen from Blue Ridge Vineyards. Also Claudia Barker of Edible Schoolyard , along with Chef Knuth from Ralph's on the Park, and Frank Brigtsen called to talk about their fundraiser on March 2nd.
01:56:25
February 20, 2021
The Food Show 02.15.2021
We had two hotdoggers on the show today. Chloe Cold Cuts and Barb BQ are in town with the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, and they called in to chat.
01:55:58
February 20, 2021
The Food Show 02.12.2021
We talked lentils, Jello, and Valentine's Day.
01:55:50
February 19, 2021
The Food Show. 02.11.2021
We spent the first hour talking about a sad anniversary lunch at Windsor Court, and Nicole Dorignac called in with her regular Thursday store report.
01:57:22
February 19, 2021
The Food Show 02.10.2021
We talked about andouille and saccharin, but not together.
02:01:36
February 19, 2021
The Food Show 02.09.2021
A lengthy report on all the weekend birthday festivities for Tom's 70th.
01:56:53
February 18, 2021
The Food Show. 02.08.2021
A lot of reporting on a big weekend of eating all around. Tom's 70th birthday party at Antoine's, and the party after at Rest A While Sunday on the Mandeville Lakefront. And some Super Bowl party reports. Ending in some eulogizing of Bonnie Warren, a local PR treasure and prolific writer.
02:14:04
February 09, 2021
The Food Show 02.05.2021
Chef Amy Mehrtens and sommelier Lydia Kurkoski from Copper Vine Wine Pub talked about their Mardi Gras around the world dinner. And we talked about Ruth Fertel, and steaks and oysters.
01:56:24
February 08, 2021
The Food Show 02.05.2021
We talked about lunch at Ralph's On The Park, raw oysters, Ruth Fertel, and steaks. And we talked about the Copper Vine Wine Pub Mardi Gras around the world dinner.
01:56:24
February 08, 2021
The Food Show. 02.02.2021
Al Copeland, and Ina Garten, but not together. Perigord, and Heavenly Hash.
02:05:11
February 05, 2021
The Food Show 02.01.2021
We talked about rutabagas, Wolfgang Puck, and Kevin Vizard.
02:02:14
February 05, 2021
The Food Show 02.04.2021
National Stuffed Mushroom Day. Snickers Bars. Tamales, doner, the soup kitchen, and hot turkey sandwiches.
02:02:45
February 05, 2021
The Food Show. 02.03.2021
It was National Carrot Cake Day. We talked about Mardi Gras, and the Boeuf Gras, Steak, the Super Bowl, and fennel.
02:02:14
February 04, 2021
The Food Show 01.29.21
We spent a lot of time on this show talking about Indian food. Also caviar, Hawaii, and pig's feet.
01:56:13
February 02, 2021
The Food Show 1.28.2021
We talked about onion rings, Jewish rye bread, and the powerful memories that food evokes. And Nicole Dorignac called in with her weekly visit.
02:08:03
January 29, 2021
The Food Show 1.27.2021
Chocolate Cake, meat, chicken fried steak Ye Olde College Inn, Hambone.
02:01:24
January 28, 2021
The Food Show 1.26.2021
The show started off so slow we made Henry start it off again after the first break. And suddenly we were flooded with calls. We talked vegemite, tucker, Paul Newman, and hanger steak.
02:03:18
January 28, 2021
The Food Show 1.25.2021
We talked to Sarah and Billy Rieger from Rieger's on the Trace. And we talked about Iris, Ceaser's Ristorante, Cafe Brulot, Rossini, Irish Coffee, stone crabs, and Pasta Fagioli soup.
01:59:25
January 25, 2021
The Food Show. 1.22.2021
We talked about Gourmets, Galloping and Frugal, mousse, and au gratin dishes.
01:56:34
January 23, 2021
The Food Show 1.21.2021
Happy Anniversary to Chef Andrea, who opened in Metairie in 1985. And we talked about clam chowder on National Clam Chowder Day.
02:01:40
January 23, 2021
The Food Show 1.20.2021
We talked about Belgian food on Belgian Independence Day. And we talked about cheese on National Cheese Lover's Day, going through the top hundred cheeses.
02:00:00
January 23, 2021
The Food Show 1.13.2021
Peach Melba, melba toast, pretzels, baked potatoes.
02:02:31
January 20, 2021
The Food Show 1.19.2021
National Popcorn Day. Susan Franco called from Pop On The Block, an online retailer of gourmet popcorn..
02:02:31
January 20, 2021
The Food Show 1.18.2021
Peking Duck, snow peas, Peter Jenkins, Wonder Bread, and Keith Young's Steak House.
01:58:10
January 20, 2021
The Food Show 1.15.2021
We talked of curry and quinoa.
01:59:18
January 19, 2021
The Food Show 11.14.2021
No Grocery Goddess food report from Nicole Dorignac today. But lots of callers. Good show. We talked pastrami and cooking oil.
01:56:23
January 16, 2021
The Food Show 12.31.2021
Six geese a-laying. The last Food Show of the year. We talked champagne and hopes for 2021.
01:57:04
January 13, 2021
The Food Show 1.11.2021
We talked about warm milk and hot toddys, rhubarb, and bittersweet chocolate, and macaroons. And we talked about a great dinner at Antoine's.
01:58:49
January 13, 2021
The Food Show 1.12.2021
We talked of stewed chicken and Casablanca Restaurant, and the best way to fry is. Cornmeal, flour, or corn flour?
01:57:52
January 13, 2021
The Food Show 1.08.2021
We talked about nutmeg, and Campbell's soup, but not together.
01:56:52
January 13, 2021
The Food Show 1.07.2021
Our regular Thursday visitor Nicole Dorignac the Grocery Goddess. calls in with her weekly report from the grocery shelves. And Lisa Blount from Antoine's called in to talk about National Oyster Ro Rockefeller Day on Sunday, an d the special at Antoine's to celebrate it.
02:09:38
January 13, 2021
The Food Show 1.06.2021
It's the Epiphany, King's Day, Twelfth Night. We talked about king cake. And we talked about Dooky Chase on. the anniversary of Lean Chase's birthday, and napoleons.
02:01:26
January 13, 2021
The Food Show 1.04.2021
Leaping lords. It was the first show of the new year, and we talked about spaghetti, feijoada, and evaporated milk. And it was the nearly 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Menu.
02:01:32
January 12, 2021
The food Show 1.11.2021
More talk about food.
01:58:49
January 12, 2021
The Food Show. 1.05.2021
Eleven pipers. We talked about yams, whipped cream, and the Burger King whopper, as well as Tom's first visit to a Burger King..
01:56:43
January 12, 2021
The Food Show 12.30.2020
Five golden rings. We talked about balsamic vinegar. 
01:00:55
January 12, 2021
The Food Show 12.28.2020
Three French Hens. More food talk. Winding up the year. We talked about chowder, Benjamin Franklin and his Poor Richard's Almanack, and Ralph's On The Park.
01:56:21
January 12, 2021
The Food Show 12.29.2020
Four Colly Birds. Nicole Dorignac called in on an unusual day to talk about what might be missing from the grocery store shelves. And Christmas and New Year's. And we talked about Brunswick Stew.
02:02:14
January 12, 2021
The Food Show 12.23.2020
The last Food Show before Christmas. We talked about Christmas plans, of course. And Stan Meadows called in from his winter home in Las Vegas to tell us about the Ghetto Reveillon he was hosting at the "resort."
01:56:05
January 06, 2021
The Food Show. 12.22.2020
Nicole Dorignac dropped i for her Christmas week visit. We talked about food shortages, but also about Christmas plans.
02:02:11
January 05, 2021
The Food Show 12.21.2020
Plenty of food talk this day. Hamburgers, Antoine's Pelican Club, absinthe, gingerbread, and champagnes with Tim McNally.
02:02:08
December 22, 2020
The Food Show 12.18.2020
More food talk.
01:59:14
December 22, 2020
The Food Show. 12.17.2020
More food talk.
02:02:12
December 22, 2020
The Food Show 12.17.2020
More food talk.
02:04:31
December 22, 2020
The Food Show 12.16.2020
Stan was traveling today so he didn't call in.
02:02:12
December 22, 2020
The Food Show. 12.15.2020
More talk about food.
02:02:43
December 21, 2020
The Food Show 12.14.2020
More talk anout food
02:00:56
December 21, 2020
The Food Show 12.11.2020
We talked about shepherd's pie and Irish stew and cheese, on the birthday of Jame Lewis Kraft, founder of the eponymous behemoth food company.
02:03:37
December 16, 2020
The Food Show 12.10.2020
Nicole Dorignac called in for her usual report from the store. What's going to be missing from the store shelf when you need it and why, and when it might be back.
01:56:27
December 16, 2020
The Food Show 12.09.2020
Stan Meadows called in to report on his Thanksgiving feast at the "resort" in Las Vegas and his latest investigations into cool stuff edible and not in his travels out west. He is living in Vegas for the winter in his luxury motor home, reliving the golden age of Vegas when the Sands was around.
02:02:16
December 16, 2020
The Food Show. 12.08.2020
A report on the birthday dinner of Carl's Fried Chicken now in the Sazerac at the Roosevelt..
01:57:05
December 16, 2020
The Food Show. 12.07.2020
Mary Ann's birthday, today, so the conversation revolved around great celebrations at restaurants in the past.
01:56:24
December 16, 2020
The Food Show 12.04.2020
Pork tenderloins. The first local Burger King.
02:25:47
December 16, 2020
The Food Show 12.01.2020
More talk about food.
02:54:19
December 16, 2020
The Food Show. 12.3.2020
It was Thursday and that means Nicole Dorignac the Grocery Goddess called in to report from the store about all things COVID-related. And it was a three- way Thanksgiving review with the Connell sisters and Nicole.
02:57:07
December 06, 2020
The Food Show 12.2.2020
Stan Meadows passed on calling today with a cold, but we managed to have a lively show anyway.
02:00:37
December 06, 2020
The Food Show 11.30.2020
It was a post- Thanksgiving Day wrap-up. We did a recap of our own festivities at the Cool Water Ranch and heard from callers about theirs, including Ron and his globally-injected turkey, and Don and his four-day brine.
02:12:41
December 01, 2020
The Food Show 11.25.2020
Stan Meadows called in from his "resort" in Las Vegas to give us the latest installment of his gangster hangout research. He talked about cooking Thanksgiving for his neighbors in the "resort." 
02:02:27
December 01, 2020
The Food Show 11.24.2020
WE talked about the Po-Boy Festival, getting a new roof on the house in 2012, and the restaurant in the Bywater known as the Country Club.
02:02:27
December 01, 2020
The Food Show 11.23.2020
We had a visit from Jim Richard and Matt Farmer, the team at Trenasse, one of our favorite restaurants in town. And we talked more Thanksgiving stuff, and Ron the Gourmet everything called to check in, back from a few weeks in Mexico.
02:00:07
November 23, 2020
The Food Show 11.19.2020
We had a special Thanksgiving Edition of the Grocery Goddess Nicole Dorignac and a special Thanksgiving edition of the Mom's Throwdown. It was Sylvia's birthday, but Henry showed no special partiality in awarding the Throwdown prize.
02:04:49
November 21, 2020
THE FOOD SHOW 11.18.2020
Don The Gourmet Neighbor steps in for us. He and Henry talked Thanksgiving.
02:02:01
November 20, 2020
The Food Show 11.17.2020
We talked about some bygone restaurants of the recent past - Sesame Inn and Juniper.
02:34:35
November 20, 2020
The Food Show 11.13.2020
Friday the 13th turned out to be pretty lucky for the Food Show. We had a great guest, Ryan King, Editor-In-Chief of the online publication Fine Dining Lovers.
01:57:03
November 19, 2020
The Food Show 11.12.2020
It was Thursday, and that means a report from the grocery store shelves from our Grocery Goddess Nicole Dorignac. And the Mom Throwdown got a little wild with the addition of Michael 75. The Throwdown contest was meatballs and spaghetti.
02:05:28
November 17, 2020
The Food Show 11.11.2020
Stan Meadows checked in from Las Vegas where he is chasing down gangster hangouts, and we reminisced about iris, and Beach Bum Berry's Latitude 29 which Tim McNally chimed in to talk about.
02:08:56
November 17, 2020
The Food Show 11.10.2020
We talked about satsumas and the Tun Tavern in Philadelphia on this the anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corp, Burpee Seeds, and lemonfish.
02:00:31
November 17, 2020
The Food Show 11.09.2020
It was national Split Pea Soup day. We talked about Tom Snyder and Borden Milk.
02:02:16
November 17, 2020
The Food Show 11.6.2020
The end of the week, so it was a light-hearted show. We talked about nachos and Moxie and peanut butter and jelly, bearnaise sauce, and a not-so-good lunch.
01:57:04
November 07, 2020
The Food Show 11.5.2020
Nicole Dorignac the Grocery Goddess called in for her Thursday report from the grocery aisles. The Mom Throwdown was cabbage. And we talked about polenta and grits and the sandwich chain Roy Rogers Roast Beef.
01:56:33
November 06, 2020
The Food Show 11.4.2020
We talked about escargots and finger sandwiches and National Club Sandwich Day and we talked to Stan Meadows who is channeling gangsters from the Sixties in Las Vegas.
02:02:46
November 05, 2020
The Food Show 11.3.2020
We talked to Chef Jeremy Stephens from Galatoire's (until recently) who called in to talk about winning a European award for best North American Chef in a contest sponsored by Italian company Acqua Panna. His recipe for Trout with Crab Fat Popcorn rice will be featured in the San Pelligrino Best New Chefs book. And we talked about figs and chili and men who cook.
01:58:05
November 05, 2020
The Food Show 11.2.2020
We talked about Halloween Candy and Trapani's in Bay St. Louis, and Hurrican Zeta, deviled eggs, chocolate mint, and the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld.
01:55:50
November 05, 2020
The Food Show. 10.30.2020
On this day before Halloween, we talked Halloween candy, Pyre Provisions in Covington. Torchy's Tacos, and S.E.B.'s, a short-lived goody at Jax Brewery riverfront from the early Nineties.
01:52:03
October 31, 2020
The Food Show. 10.27.2020
It was a lively show today with a round of callers, talking about Tchefuncte's Restaurant and Revolution and slow-cooked brisket, as well as etiquette and, baked potatoes, La Foret, and succotash.
02:01:07
October 28, 2020
The Food Show. 10.26.2020
We talked about pumpkins and bluefin tuna and cereal. And Heidi Diestel from The Diestel Turkey Ranch in Sonora California called in to talk turkey.
02:01:42
October 28, 2020
The Food Show. 10.23.2020
Nathaniel Zimet from Boucherie called in to talk about the NOWFE wine dinner at Boucherie. And we talked about paprika on Hungarian Independence Day. Also canning food, Sarah Bernhardt and Johnny Carson.
01:56:19
October 28, 2020
The Food Show. 10.22.2020
It's Thursday and that means a report from the Grocery Goddess Nicole Dorignac, who calls in each week to tell us what to expect missing from the grocery shelves in this new COVID world. And why.  We had the mom throwdown with the Connell sisters and Nicole, but the sentimental favorite Aline Fitzmorris (Tom's mom) won today for stuffed bell peppers. We also talked about alligators and Vitamin C and neighborhood groceries. And Del Frisco.
02:02:21
October 23, 2020
The Food Show. 10.21.2020
Stan Meadows checked in from Las Vegas where he has been researching the best red velvet cake in Las Vegas, and the best shrimp cocktail, in this the origin city for the dish. He talked about his next project, following the trail of Las Vegas gangsters.. We can't wait to hear. We also talked about Emeril's NOLA and apples. And we had a few good calls reminiscing about New Orleans neighborhood food markets
01:59:18
October 22, 2020
The Food Show 10.20.2020
A lot of reporting on our eating in the last two days. We had a long lunch at Pyre Provisions and a fantastic dinner at 5 Girls last night where the red beans were simply the best we've had.
02:02:10
October 21, 2020
The Food Show 10.19.2020
A big report from a weekend of eating. We talked about Brats Ya'll, Pizza Delicious, Forks and Corks and Andrea's, where we finally ate garlic and sardines.
02:02:18
October 20, 2020
The Food Show 10.16.2020
Dan Kluger called in from New York, where he is Chef/Owner of Loring Place. His new book is Chasing Flavor, a primer on elevating home cooking to chef level. We talked about lamb and Artesia Restaurant, and compared Domino's Pizza to Papa John's. People prefer Domino's by a wide margin.
01:56:23
October 20, 2020
The Food Show 10.15.2020
Nicole Dorignac, the Grocery Goddess, checked in for her weekly report on what's hot and what's not in grocery world. We talked about printed grocery bags and holiday dishes and the Mom's Throwdown was daube and spaghetti. The Connell sisters still beat Nicole, even though she brought in her brother-in-law for reinforcement.
02:02:10
October 20, 2020
The Food Show 10.14.2020
No Stan Meadows this week. He's in Death Valley with no signal. We did talk about tasso and Thomas Keller, Alex Patout and the benefit of guidebooks for travel.
02:03:10
October 20, 2020
The Food Show 10.13.2020
We talked about lump crab meat and popovers and the Bistro at Maison de Ville.
01:56:22
October 20, 2020
The Food Show. 10.12.2020
It was another lady chef from the Kitchen Queens series on Channel 12. Christie Plaisance from Bouligny Tavern checked in. And we talked about all the new foods brought back to Europe by Christopher Columbus, on this Columbus Day.
02:00:32
October 19, 2020
The Food Show 10.09.2020
Nicole Dorignac called in for her grocery report, and the throwdown was Turley Poulet. We talked about Walgreens soda fountain on the birthday of Charles Rudolph Walgreen. And we talked poor boys on Poor Boy Day, kumquats, and  Valencia Spain.
01:59:25
October 09, 2020
The Food Show 10.8.2020
Today is National Basil Day and yesterday was National Bay Leaf Day, so we talked about herbs. There was a technical glitch that prevented Nicole Dorignac from doing her grocery report, so she'll be on tomorrow. And we reminisced about old restaurants.
02:01:37
October 09, 2020
The Food Show. 10.7.2020
Stan Meadows called in from Las Vegas for his weekly report on the food in the heartland of America. Stan has been researching shrimp cocktail since the origins of it is traced to Vegas. He's had a few for his research and gave us the ratings
01:56:06
October 09, 2020
The Food Show 10.6.2020
Back to back interviews today, the first from NOCHI and the second about cheese. October starts National cheese month, and who doesn't love that?
02:00:57
October 07, 2020
The Food Show 10.5.2020
Our guest was Sue Zemanick, the owner of Zasu and former chef of Gautreau's. Se traced her career path from er home of Pennsylvania through New York and here in New Orleans. And we talked about McDonald's and french fries and file gumbo.
01:56:17
October 07, 2020
The Food Show. 9.25.2020
We talked about Henry Ford's fateful change to his worker's workweek, and how that started the patronizing of restaurants on a large scale. And we talked about gourmet salt.
02:02:24
October 07, 2020
The Food Show 10.2.2020
It was a lovely day yesterday and we had a fun show, talking scallops, and pretzels (but not together), and all things Dakota Restaurant on the occasion of their 30th anniversary. Kim  Kringle called in to chat. 
02:01:22
October 03, 2020
The Food Show. 10.1.2020
Back ! It was Grocery Goddess Day. Mary Leigh weighed in on cookies and helped Henry judge the Mom Throwdown between, Nicole Dorignac's mom Esther and Mary Ann's mom, Sylvia. Sylvia Jr, Mary Ann's sister, gangs up on Nicole with Mary Ann to defend Sylvia's honor.
01:56:24
October 02, 2020
The Food Show 9.30.2020
Ron the Gourmet Waiter sits in with an assist from Henry, our producer. The subject was barbecue.
01:56:15
October 02, 2020
The Food Show 9.29.2020
Don the Gourmet Neighbor pinch hits in a pinch, and talks about his sous vide French fries.
01:56:15
October 01, 2020
The Food Show 9.28.2020
No guests today, so that made room for our daughter Mary Leigh, also known as The Red Bean Edition, to step in and chat with us. She gave a lengthy report on eating in Harahan, and we talked about our visit Friday night to Antoine's for the COVID world re-opening. there. 
01:56:19
September 28, 2020
The Food Show. 9.27.2020
It was fun to talk to Peter DiMartino of DiMartino's Muffalettas about his family's food stall at the markets back in the early 20th century, as we continue the exploration of the Sicilian Italian influence on our local cuisine.,
02:02:24
September 28, 2020
The Food Show Thursday. 9.24.2020
Nicole Dorignac, The Grocery Goddess, called in with her usual report from the store. It's always fascinating to hear what's here and what's not, and why. COVID, you know? We talked Cherries Jubilee and turkey gumbo, and Illy Caffe (espresso)
01:56:15
September 24, 2020
The Food Show Wednesday 9.23.2020
National Anchovy Day begged the question: Anchovies...yes or no? And we talked about Lea & Perrins and Tabasco
01:56:41
September 23, 2020
The Food Show.Tuesday 9.22.2020
It was a lengthy report on our visit to The Commissary deep in the Irish Channel. We had lunch and took out food that was prepared, and some raw kits to cook at home. And we took a few interesting calls.
01:56:18
September 23, 2020
The Food Show Monday. 9.21.2020
Kolette Mandina called in to kick off our exploration of the Sicilian influence on New Orleans food. Kolette runs the Westbank gem Tony Mandina's along with her daughter Lindsey. They purchased it from her father Tony Mandina last year. We spoke about the cousins in the old country and her famous Red Gravy. available in stores all over town. And we talked about my sister's shrimp mold.
01:59:35
September 22, 2020
The Food Show. Friday 9.18.2020
Today is National Cheeseburger Day, so we talked a bit about the question: Cheese on a burger or no? And if yes, what kind of cheese? And we heard from Phillip Buccieri, the new chef of MeMe's, our favorite restaurant ever in Chalmette..
01:58:39
September 19, 2020
The Food Show. 9.17.2020
It was a fun show today. Nicole Dorignac and Mary Ann had a throwdown channeling their mothers, comparing stuffed artichoke recipes. We talked about Greek salad and food in Boston, which became a city in 1630 today. 
01:56:31
September 18, 2020
The Food Show. Wednesday, 9.16.2020
Stan Meadows checked in from his travels out West, calling us from Las Vegas, where he plans to spend the winter. We talked about his visit to The Potato Museum in Idaho,, and his plans for dinner tonight at Emeril's Fish House. I recommended Scarpetta and a village at the Grand Canyon. And we talked about LW, his traveling companion, and beloved hound dog.
01:56:27
September 17, 2020
The Food Show Monday 9.14.2020
It was a show full of restaurant reports, mostly ours. We talked about Acorn, and the Rib Room, Houmas House and The Mill. And that was just one weekend! We had calls about Anchor and the cast iron cooking of a pork belly.
01:56:27
September 14, 2020
The Food Show. Friday 9.11.2020
A busy show today with a lot of gourmet callers wanting to talk about steak tartare. When we looked up a recipe for steak tartare in the Joy Of Cooking, a recipe for cheese straws fell out, and we talked about that too.
01:56:18
September 11, 2020
The Food Show. Thursday, 9.10.2020
The Grocery Goddess Nicole Dorignac calls in to talk about the state of grocery shopping in COVID world. Allocations, her new exclusive line of beef called Braveheart, and holiday items. And we got a thorough report on Tchefuncte's, a new star in the New Orleans dining scene.
02:02:07
September 11, 2020
The Food Show. Wednesday 9.9.2020
It's Wednesday so that means Stan our traveling man called in from Idaho, where he was standing by on his way to the Idaho Potato Museum, home of the world's largest Pringle. he planned to get takeout (all that is allowed) from the museum's restaurant. He will report next Wednesday on his all-potato meal. There was a two-hour wait for food. If that doesn't prove his commitment to food, what does? 
02:06:52
September 10, 2020
The Food Show. Tuesday 9.8.2020
Ashley Jones called in to talk about her passion for cast iron cookware, which started when her new mother-in-law gave her a family heirloom.  We talked about seasoning pans, the health benefits of cast iron, ad its newfound resurgence in popularity. Her great book, Cooking With Cast Iron: The Complete Guide to Selecting, Seasoning, Cooking, And More is, like its author, full of heart and exuberance about the subject. Visit her blog at bigsisterknows.com
01:56:15
September 10, 2020
The Food Show. Thursday 9.3.2020
We were visited by the Red Bean Edition, our daughter Mary Leigh, and we talked about processed cookies like E..L.Fudge and L'il Debbie. And the Grocery Goddess Nicole Dorignac checked in with us to report on the grocery situation in COVID world.
01:56:32
September 05, 2020
The Food Show Friday 9.4.2020
We talked to Bobby Brocato, who wrote the book Food For Kings: Diamond Jim, A New Orleans Legend, which is a wonderful map of the influence on the New Orleans culinary landscape of the Immigrants from Sicilian in creating the hybrid "New Orleans Italian" cuisine. All the families are connected, and the book traces that history while highlighting the specific contributions to New Orleans that Brocato's grandfather, Diamond Jim Moran made at his La Louisiane. And we talked about macadamia nuts and baked oysters.
01:57:06
September 05, 2020
The Food Show. Wednesday 9.2.2020
We didn't have our regular Wednesday call from our traveling guy Stan Meadows. He is Montana without cell service right now.  Instead, we talked about frittatas and barbershop singing.
01:56:19
September 03, 2020
The Food Show Tuesday, 9.1.2020
Neil Swidler , the new Culinary Director at Felix's ( a restaurant group that had previously not had such a person) called in to talk about his plans for making the food at Felix's more inventive and fun. And gourmet, using his experience at Emeril's and Broussard's and the sadly short-lived Lucky Rooster. We had some good calls too.
01:56:23
September 02, 2020
The Food Show Monday 8.31.2020
We talked about eating over the weekend, and about squid.