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Food Talk with Tom Fitzmorris

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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 … read more

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The Food Show 12.17.2021

December 19th, 2021

1:55:52

A delightful conversation with the first family of bread in New Orleans: Sandy Whann and son William, and daughter Katie from Leidenheimer Bakery, …

The Food Show 12.16.2021

December 19th, 2021

1:55:58

Peter Caire called in to talk Christmas gifts, and our regular Thursday visitor, Nicole Dorignac told us about fun gifts right off the supermarket …

The Food Show 12.15.2021

December 19th, 2021

1:55:55

National Cupcake Day prompted a gosh-darned inspiring chat with Mignon Francois, proud N'Awlins girl, and cupcake entrepreneur. She owns the Cupcake …

The Food Show 12.14.2021

December 19th, 2021

1:55:56

Sue Zemanik from Zasu. Bouillabaisse, the Nostradamus Cookbook.

The Food Show 12.13.2021

December 19th, 2021

1:56:00

Alex Patout called in to talk Cajun Christmas food. And cracklins. And beef stew.

The Food Show 12.10.2021

December 19th, 2021

1:56:36

David Hubbell, the Mirliton Man. And Eggnog.

The Food Show 12.09.2021

December 19th, 2021

1:55:55

Frozen foods, Palmiers, Brigtsen's, mulled wine, blue cheese, and Tim McNally helped us with bubbly selections for the holidays.

The Food Show 12.08.2021

December 19th, 2021

1:56:26

National Brownie Day, cocoa nibs, spinach.

The Food Show 12.07.2021

December 19th, 2021

1:56:13

Chris Barbato from The Country Club talks about their menus. La Provence, Vincent's, Candy Canes. Daube Glace. And zabaglione.

The Food Show 12.06.2021

December 18th, 2021

2:00:44

Don Dubuc called in to chat about a wild Louisiana Christmas. Also Nicholas, vegetable soup, microwave ovens, and kirsch.

The Food Show 12.03.2021

December 18th, 2021

1:56:28

Valerie Waeltz from The Louisiana Food Truck Festival called in to tell us about it. Also apple pie, stollen.

The Food Show 12.01.2021

December 18th, 2021

1:55:58

Greg Sorenson from our local fruitcake maker Bakermaid called in on National Fruitcake Day.

The Food Show November 23, 2021

December 4th, 2021

1:55:59

Vince Hayward of Camellia Beans called in to talk about a new acquisition, Dagostino Handmade Pasta. Also Figgy pudding, espresso/

The Food Show November 22, 2021

December 3rd, 2021

1:55:59

Kaitlin Guerin from Lagniappe Baking.

The Food Show November 19, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:56:14

Janet Sprouse from Jiffy Mix called in. And Jonathan Klascala from Elysian Nar called in to talk Thanksgiving.

The Food Show November 18, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:59:40

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.

The Food Show November 17, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:57:46

Patty sits in for Mary Ann with a visit from Kelly Schultz from New Orleans and Co.

The Food Show November 16, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:01:25

Patty steps in for Mary Ann and is visited by Jay Vise from Second Harvesters..

The Food Show November 15, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:59:43

Patty sat in with an assist from Bob Del Giorno,

The Food Show. November 12, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:00:03

Bob Delgiorno sat with Patty in Mary Ann's absence. Chef Andrea called in to chat with Bob.

The Food Show November 11, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:56:40

Bob Mitchell visited Patty, who covered for Mary Ann..

The Food Show November 10, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:56:55

Daniel Lelchuk, The Gourmet Cellist, stepped in for Mary Ann.

The Food Show November 09, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:56:50

Chef Chaya from Bywater Bakery. Split Pea Soup, Seafood Newberg, shelling peas.

The Food Show November 08, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:59:25

T.J.Qutob from Petra in LaPlace called in to talk Thanksgiving. Gibson cocktail, cappuccino, Beef Wellington, Bourbon.

The Food Show November 05, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:55:53

Amy Mehrtens from Copper Vine. Roy Rogers roast beef, doughnuts, Chef Tell.

The Food Show November 02, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:56:08

Chef Tim from Emeril's calls in to talk about their reopening. Also chives, Marie Antoinette, deviled eggs

The Food Show November 1, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:55:59

Kevin Belton visits to talk about the Historic New Orleans Collection. Brennan's, vinegar, fried clams.

The Food Show October 29, 2021

December 2nd, 2021

1:56:03

Eric Cook tells us about his new restaurant, St. John. Also oatmeal, pumpkin, Turkey (the country.)

The Food Show October 26, 2021

November 27th, 2021

1:56:02

Rob Nelson from Elmer's Candies. Also pumplin, bluefin tuna, Jerusalem artichokes.

The food Show. October 25, 2021

November 27th, 2021

1:56:19

Jacques Saleun, owner of the delicious and sadly gone Chateau du Lac, talks French food. And feijoada, and addictive foods.

The Food Show. October 18, 2021

November 26th, 2021

1:55:58

Mike Ditka, Baked Alaska, cyclamates.

The Food Show. October 20, 2021

November 26th, 2021

1:58:55

We talked to our friend of the show, chef Gunther Preuss. And we talked about Rumtopf, and rum baba.

The Food Show October 14, 2021

November 26th, 2021

1:59:04

Tasso, Frommer's and Fodor's, Thomas Keller.

The Food Show. October 05, 2021

November 16th, 2021

1:55:56

McDonald's on the birthday of Ray Kroc, Chincoteague oysters, and file.

The Food Show 10.01.2021

October 6th, 2021

1:55:52

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.

The Food Show 09.30.2021

October 5th, 2021

1:55:54

Nicole Dorignac called in to talk about supply chains and grocery things. And we talked about mushrooms.

The Food Show. 09.29.2021

October 4th, 2021

1:56:16

Our traveling friend Stan Meadows called in from a tiny island in Florida near Apalachicola. We talked about him researching the "Old places" this …

The Food Show September 28, 2021

September 29th, 2021

1:55:57

We talked to Jeff McCrory, founder of Cool Brew, about his wildly successful and innovative approach to coffee. And we talked about shwarma and …

The Food Show September 27, 2021

September 29th, 2021

1:55:59

John Caluda of Caluda Catering called in to talk about his famous crawfish strudel. Dinty Moore's, chocolate milk, and corned beef hash.

The Food Show September 24, 2021

September 25th, 2021

1:56:18

Gunther Preuss called in to talk about silly food trends. Cherries Jubilee, cruising, prosciutto.

The Food Show September 23, 2021

September 25th, 2021

1:56:26

Nicole Dorignac called in to chat about supply chain. issues, now a constant.  National Anchovy Day, and Worcestershire Sauce. 

The Food Show September 22, 2021

September 25th, 2021

1:57:41

Stan Meadows called in from Florida. White chocolate, ladyfingers, waffle cones.

The Food Show September 21, 2021

September 25th, 2021

1:55:44

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.

The Food Show September 20, 2021

September 25th, 2021

1:55:12

Elizabeth Liuzza from Liuzza Farms in Amite called to chat about the business, established in 1909. Also.mussels, Sophia Loren, and Guinness.

The Food Show September 14, 2021

September 24th, 2021

1:56:17

Veal Scallopini. Mr. Mudbug, Shish kabobs

The Food Show September 09, 2021

September 24th, 2021

1:56:06

Pressure cooking, Mario Batali, and KFC.

The Food Show September 8, 2021

September 24th, 2021

2:00:00

The first show after the chaos of Ida. Vincent's, Frank Sinatra. Rotisserie Chicken.

The Food Show. 08.25.2021

August 26th, 2021

1:55:55

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 …

The Food Show 08.24.2021

August 25th, 2021

1:56:30

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.

The Food Show 08.23.2021

August 24th, 2021

1:58:57

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 …

The Food Show 08.20.2021

August 21st, 2021

1:55:00

We talked to Kristian Wade from Beau Rivage about the several great restaurants there... It was National Lemonade Day. And we talked about croissants.

The Food Show 08.19.2021

August 20th, 2021

1:55:54

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 …

The Food Show. 08.18.2021

August 19th, 2021

1:55:56

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. …

The Food Show 08.17.2021

August 18th, 2021

1:56:00

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. 

The Food Show 08.16.2021

August 17th, 2021

2:02:46

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 …

The Food Show 08.13.2021

August 15th, 2021

1:57:12

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 …

The Food Show 08.12.2021

August 13th, 2021

1:57:15

Nicole Dorignac called in for her regular Thursday visit about supply chain snafus, and we talked dumplings. Also a lengthy report on the new …

The Food Show 08.11.2021

August 13th, 2021

1:56:11

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 …

The Food Show 08.10.2021

August 11th, 2021

1:56:20

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 …

The Food Show. 08.09.2021

August 11th, 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 …

The Food Show 08.06.2021

August 11th, 2021

1:56:07

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.

The Food Show 08.05.2021

August 6th, 2021

1:55:42

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.

The Food Show. 08.04.2021

August 5th, 2021

1:55:56

We talked cookies on National Chocolate Cookie Day,. And Louie Armstrong's birthday. Dom Perignon. And we talked about the Pillsbury Doughboy.

The Food Show 08.03.2021

August 4th, 2021

1:56:28

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.

The Food Show 08.02.2021

August 4th, 2021

1:55:31

Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla ice cream? State by state preferences. It was National Ice Cream sandwich Day.

The Food Show 07.30.2021

August 1st, 2021

1:56:43

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.

The Food Show 07.29.2021

July 31st, 2021

1:01:15

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

The Food Show. 07.28.2021

July 29th, 2021

1:56:15

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 …

The Food Show 07.27.2021

July 28th, 2021

1:55:57

The show started with a conversation about Cajun pasta and maquechoux, Alex Patout called from New Iberia to explain how to make these Cajun …

The Food Show 07.26.2021

July 27th, 2021

1:56:22

Pad thai. Semolina, The Pelican Club, and harissa.

The Food Show. 07.23.2021

July 25th, 2021

2:00:21

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 …

The Food Show 07.22.2021

July 23rd, 2021

1:59:47

The question to ponder...What constitutes a cult restaurant, an institution, and a "media darling?" We talked Mandina's Deanie's, Liuzza's, …

The Food Show. 07.21.2021

July 22nd, 2021

1:56:09

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 …

The Food Show. 07.19.2021

July 19th, 2021

1:55:59

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, …

The Food Show. 07.16.2021

July 19th, 2021

1:57:19

Seafood Poor Boy Day. And we talked about Mr. B's on the occasion of their birthday the following day. And Frostop Lottaburgers.

The Food Show. 07.15.2021

July 16th, 2021

2:00:28

We talked about Frostop and entree salads. Nicole Dorignac was busy with her day job so we moved her weekly report to Friday.

The Food Show 07.14.2021

July 14th, 2021

1:56:24

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.

The Food Show. 07.13.2021

July 13th, 2021

1:56:37

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.

The Food Show. 07.12.2021

July 13th, 2021

1:56:33

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 …

The Food Show 07.09.2021

July 10th, 2021

1:51:29

We talked about omelets, microwave ovens, sugar cookies, butter cookies. a report on Tchefuncte's.

The Food Show. 07.08.2021

July 9th, 2021

1:56:25

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 …

The Food Show 07.07.2021

July 8th, 2021

1:56:31

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 …

The Food Show 07.06.2021

July 7th, 2021

1:56:34

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.

The Food Show 07.02.2021

July 7th, 2021

1:56:29

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 …

The Food Show 06.30.2021

July 1st, 2021

1:56:21

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 …

The Food Show. 06.29.2021

June 30th, 2021

1:47:58

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.

The Food Show 06.28.2021

June 29th, 2021

1:58:30

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 …

The Food Show 06.25.2021

June 26th, 2021

1:58:38

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 …

The Food Show 06.24.2021

June 25th, 2021

1:58:16

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 …

The Food Show 06.23.2021

June 24th, 2021

1:56:58

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 …

The Food Show. 06.22.2021

June 24th, 2021

1:56:06

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.

The Food Show 06.21.2021

June 24th, 2021

1:56:19

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.

The Food Show 06.18.2021

June 23rd, 2021

1:56:33

Martinis, boardwalks, Salman Rushdie. Father's Day.

The Food Show 06.17.2021

June 23rd, 2021

2:02:28

Gunther Preuss called in to talk vegetables on National Eat Your Vegetables Day. And we talked about Cheeseburger in Paradise.

The Food Show. 06.16.2021

June 23rd, 2021

1:56:10

Stan Meadows called in from New Orleans. Anheuser Busch, chorizo, Bloomsday, Pepsi and Coke. And Cracker Jack.

The Food Show 06.15.2021

June 23rd, 2021

1:56:08

Arugula, conch, Holiday for Strings.

The Food Show 06.14.2021

June 18th, 2021

2:02:07

Margot Brignac called in to talk about coffee, and her company, artisan roaster Flamjeaux Coffee. Strawberry shortcake, Heimlich maneuver, seabobs. Bourbon

The Food Show. 06.11.2021

June 18th, 2021

2:02:32

Cabrito, refrigerators, and hot dogs for royalty.

The Food Show 06.10.2021

June 18th, 2021

2:00:00

Nicole Dorignac called in to talk grocery business. Cabrito, and a report on dinner with The Gourmet Cellist.

The Food Show 06.09.2021

June 18th, 2021

1:28:46

Stan Meadows called in from right here in New Orleans. We talked about the Tamale Trail. Roux. Blenders.

The Food Show 06.08.2021

June 9th, 2021

1:54:47

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 …

The Food Show. 06.07.2021

June 9th, 2021

1:56:15

Chocolate ice cream, margarine, the Panama Canal,  and cruising. Apple Pie. The Camellia Grill.

The Food Show 06.04.2021

June 8th, 2021

1:56:52

National Blue Cheese Day. NOWFE

The Food Show. 06.02.2021

June 4th, 2021

1:56:13

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 …

The Food Show 06.03.2021

June 4th, 2021

1:56:13

Nicole Dorignac had more detailed info on the tail end of COViD in her grocery report today. And peaches.

The Food Show. 06.01.2021

June 4th, 2021

1:55:59

Delmonico, the food of Italy, nectar. And snowballs.

The Food Show 05.28.2021

May 29th, 2021

1:56:02

The end of the month and Memorial Day weekend. We talked about roasting a Boston butt pork roast, and lunch at The Lakehouse.

The Food Show 05.27.2021

May 29th, 2021

1:56:00

Nicole Dorignac called in with some especially interesting info. Vincent Price, Jamie Oliver. Pineapple.

The Food Show 05.26.2021

May 29th, 2021

1:56:03

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, …

The Food Show 05.25.2021

May 29th, 2021

1:55:36

Black pepper, wine. More on a weekend of eating.

The Food Show 05.24.2021

May 29th, 2021

1:55:57

Escargots, and the Brooklyn Bridge. A report on dinner at Charlie's Steak house.

The Food Show 05.21.2021

May 22nd, 2021

1:55:52

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 …

The Food Show 05.20.2021

May 22nd, 2021

1:56:36

Nicole Dorignac called in to chat about empty grocery store shelves. Quiche Lorraine, and a lengthy report on our lunch at The Lakehouse.

The Food Show. 05.19.2021

May 20th, 2021

1:56:37

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 …

The Food Show. 05.18.2021

May 20th, 2021

1:56:14

Cheese souffles and wild blackberries.

The Food Show 05.17.2021

May 18th, 2021

2:02:28

A lengthy report on our eating weekend. Chocolate fondue. Revolution. A visit to Florida. Cacio e pepe, and ridiculous dishes in restaurants.

The Food Show 05.14.2021

May 18th, 2021

2:00:59

Buttermilk biscuits, dishwashers, Masson's Restaurant.

The Food Show 05.13.2021

May 14th, 2021

1:56:28

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, …

The Food Show 05.12.2021

May 14th, 2021

1:58:44

Crowder peas, popovers, Yogi Berra, Fat Boy pizza.

The Food Show 05.11.2021

May 14th, 2021

2:09:06

Thai food. massaman, Spam. Hawaii.

The Food Show. 05.10.2021

May 12th, 2021

2:12:22

A report on Mother's Day. And we talked about shrimp, La Provence, root beer, and Lipton tea.

The Food Show 05.07.2021

May 12th, 2021

1:55:59

We talked about lamb, and mache, , swordfish. And Croatians. Also, Mary Mahoney's restaurant.

The Food Show 05.06.2021

May 11th, 2021

1:56:36

We missed Nicole Dorignac today, but we talked Robespierre, oranges, Crepes Suzette, and Margherita pizza.

The Food Show 05.05.2021

May 11th, 2021

1:58:03

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 …

The Food Show 05.04.2021

May 7th, 2021

2:02:07

Orange juice, Big Macs, fast-food hamburgers, gremolata, microgreens, John Besh.

The Food Show 05.03.2021

May 5th, 2021

1:59:49

Paneed meat, schnitzel, bagels. Jiffy Pop.

The Food Show 04.30.2021

May 5th, 2021

1:55:52

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..

The Food Show 04.29.2021

May 5th, 2021

1:55:55

Nicole Dorignac called in to talk groceries, as she does every Thursday. And we talked shrimp, scampi, and langoustines.

The Food Show 04.28.2021

May 5th, 2021

1:56:53

Crawfish pie, Richard Hughes, Alice Waters, Charlie's Steak House, Tequila, air conditioning.

The Food Show 04.27.2021

May 5th, 2021

1:57:14

Prime Rib, waitresses, maraschino cherries, Victoria Station, Ichabod's Galley, Bart's, service staff eating food that comes back to the kitchen.

The Food Show 04.26.2021

May 5th, 2021

1:59:07

Pretzels, jerky, Tavern on the Green. Prosciutto.

The Food Show 04.23.2021

May 5th, 2021

1:55:55

Shakespeare, the Windsor Court, new Coke.

The Food Show 04.21.2021

April 29th, 2021

1:57:06

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.

The Food Show 04.20.2021

April 29th, 2021

1:59:07

Butter beans, pineapple upside-down cake, canning.

The Food Show. 04.19.2021

April 29th, 2021

1:56:14

We talked about garlic, the Outback Steakhouse, and our weekend lunch and strawberry shortcake.

The Food Show 04.16.2021

April 28th, 2021

1:55:44

We talked about coffeehouses, Ruth Fertel and her philosophy of hospitality, Beluga Caviar, Mr. B's, Eggs Benedict, and gout.

The Food Show 04.15.21

April 16th, 2021

1:56:10

A good show with lots of callers. We talked fast food and cookbooks and souffle potatoes, whiskey, and Austin.

The Food Show. 04.14.21

April 15th, 2021

1:59:24

Stan Meadows checked in from his RV in Oklahoma. And...Why do you buy a cookbook? was the question today. And hushpuppies.

The Food Show 04.13.21

April 14th, 2021

1:10:59

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, …

The Food Show 04.12.21

April 14th, 2021

1:10:59

Grilled cheese, barbershop singing, licorice, soft shell crabs.

The Food Show. 04.09.21

April 13th, 2021

1:55:54

Oyster soups, Taittinger Champagne,  crawfish

The Food Show 04.08.21

April 13th, 2021

1:58:18

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 …

The Food Show 04.07.21

April 13th, 2021

2:03:07

Coffee cake, food poisoning, Christian Brothers wines, and Francis Ford Coppola and his Rubicon vineyards.

The Food Show 04.06.21

April 13th, 2021

2:05:27

Twinkies, calas, Teflon, TV dinners, M.F.K. Fisher.

The Food Show 04.05.21

April 13th, 2021

1:56:18

Owen Brennan, Eggs Benedict, cream, growing your own vegetables.

The Food Show 04.01.21

April 13th, 2021

2:01:08

Tom's favorite day of the year.

The Food Show 03.31.21

April 12th, 2021

2:01:08

Tom's favorite day of the year.

The Food Show 03.31.21

April 12th, 2021

2:07:09

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.

The Food Show 03.30.2021

March 31st, 2021

1:57:57

We talked frogs legs and food rationing and Commander's Palace.

The Food Show 03.29.2021

March 30th, 2021

1:57:55

A report on the spaghetti and meatballs at New Orleans Food and Spirits. And paella.

The Food Show 03.26.2021

March 30th, 2021

1:55:48

Duncan Hines, spinach, spinach and artichoke dip.

The Food Show 03.25.2021

March 26th, 2021

1:59:02

Thursday means we hear from Nicole Dorignac. After her shortages report, we talked about stuffing crawfish heads for bisque..The Tichborne Dole, …

The Food Show 03.24.2021

March 26th, 2021

2:01:04

Stuffed Crab, pita bread, and a few places we almost ate.

The Food Show 03.23.2021

March 25th, 2021

1:55:40

Melba toast, restaurant drinkware, and cookbooks.

The Food Show 03.22.2021

March 24th, 2021

1:58:07

Red beans and Rice Day. We talked about red beans and rice, Coq Au Vin, tikka, and French bread.

The Food Show 03.19.2021

March 24th, 2021

1:55:57

Chef Byron Halliburton from SoBou called in to talk about Mudbug and Jenga Madness.

The Food Show 03.18.2021

March 24th, 2021

1:58:40

Jude's last day of guest hosting. Nicole Dorignac called in for her usual report from the store.

The Food Show. 03.17.2021

March 24th, 2021

1:55:12

Jude talked about his passion for St. Patrick's Day. We talked about Irish pubs and corned beef.

The Food Show 03.16.2021

March 23rd, 2021

1:56:12

Jude stepped in to cohost, and it was great fun. We talked about artichoke hearts, tea, and Los Angeles.

The Food Show 03.15.2021

March 23rd, 2021

1:56:12

We wondered about Slade Rushing, talked potato chips, and TGIFriday's

The Food Show 03.12.2021

March 23rd, 2021

1:55:51

We talked muffaeettas, olive salad, Coke in bottles, Gandhi's salt gambit, and Galatoire's flamboyant Gilbert.

The Food Show 03.11.2021

March 12th, 2021

2:02:14

Thursday means a visit from Nicole Dorignac and Mary Ann's sister Syl. The subject was fennel salad. White chocolate bread pudding, Stromboli, Palace …

The Food Show 03.10.2021

March 11th, 2021

1:57:54

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.

The Food Show 03.09.2021

March 11th, 2021

2:02:04

Crabmeat, ketchup, fried bologna, and napoleons. And a report on some ordinary food that posed a question about dining out.

The Food Show 03.08.2021

March 11th, 2021

2:02:08

National French Onion Soup Day, cebollitas, Coca-Cola, and little fake wax Coca-Cola bottles.

The Food Show 03.05.21

March 11th, 2021

2:01:15

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. 

The Food Show 03.04.2021

March 5th, 2021

1:59:33

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 …

The Food Show 03.03.2021

March 5th, 2021

2:04:23

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, …

The Food Show 03.02.2021

March 4th, 2021

2:02:58

The United States Highway system, chili, banana cream pie.

The Food Show 03.01.2021

March 2nd, 2021

1:56:46

We talked Tex Mex cooking, peanut butter, and caffeine awareness.

The Food Show 02.24.2021

March 2nd, 2021

1:56:26

We talked about tortilla chips, wild boar, and MFK Fisher.

The Food Show 02.26.2021

February 27th, 2021

2:01:12

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.

The Food Show 02.25.2021

February 27th, 2021

1:56:24

Nicole Dorignac called in with her weekly report from the grocery store shelves.  

The Food Show 02.23.2021

February 27th, 2021

1:58:11

National Banana Bread Day, so we talked about banana bread. Also Tootsie Rolls, farro, and Ritz crackers.

The Food Show. 02.22.2021

February 23rd, 2021

1:58:05

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 …

The Food Show. 02.19.2021

February 20th, 2021

1:59:57

A really fun show today. Lots of callers talking boiled peanuts, Cornish hens, peanuts and coke (yes, together), and barbecue, 

The Food Show 02.17.2021

February 20th, 2021

1:56:24

We talked about making wine out of carrots with Chuck Blethen from Blue Ridge Vineyards. Also Claudia Barker of Edible Schoolyard , along with Chef …

The Food Show 02.15.2021

February 20th, 2021

1:55:58

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.

The Food Show 02.12.2021

February 19th, 2021

1:55:50

We talked lentils, Jello, and Valentine's Day.

The Food Show. 02.11.2021

February 19th, 2021

1:57:22

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.

The Food Show 02.10.2021

February 19th, 2021

2:01:35

We talked about andouille and saccharin, but not together.

The Food Show 02.09.2021

February 18th, 2021

1:56:52

A lengthy report on all the weekend birthday festivities for Tom's 70th.

The Food Show. 02.08.2021

February 9th, 2021

2:14:03

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 …

The Food Show 02.05.2021

February 8th, 2021

1:56:24

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.

The Food Show 02.05.2021

February 8th, 2021

1:56:24

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.

The Food Show. 02.02.2021

February 5th, 2021

2:05:11

Al Copeland, and Ina Garten, but not together. Perigord, and Heavenly Hash.

The Food Show 02.01.2021

February 5th, 2021

2:02:14

We talked about rutabagas, Wolfgang Puck, and Kevin Vizard.

The Food Show 02.04.2021

February 5th, 2021

2:02:45

National Stuffed Mushroom Day. Snickers Bars. Tamales, doner, the soup kitchen, and hot turkey sandwiches.

The Food Show. 02.03.2021

February 4th, 2021

2:02:14

It was National Carrot Cake Day. We talked about Mardi Gras, and the Boeuf Gras, Steak, the Super Bowl, and fennel.

The Food Show 01.29.21

February 2nd, 2021

1:56:13

We spent a lot of time on this show talking about Indian food. Also caviar, Hawaii, and pig's feet.

The Food Show 1.28.2021

January 29th, 2021

2:08:02

We talked about onion rings, Jewish rye bread, and the powerful memories that food evokes. And Nicole Dorignac called in with her weekly visit.

The Food Show 1.27.2021

January 28th, 2021

2:01:23

Chocolate Cake, meat, chicken fried steak Ye Olde College Inn, Hambone.

The Food Show 1.26.2021

January 28th, 2021

2:03:18

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, …

The Food Show 1.25.2021

January 25th, 2021

1:59:25

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, …

The Food Show. 1.22.2021

January 23rd, 2021

1:56:34

We talked about Gourmets, Galloping and Frugal, mousse, and au gratin dishes.

The Food Show 1.21.2021

January 23rd, 2021

2:01:39

Happy Anniversary to Chef Andrea, who opened in Metairie in 1985. And we talked about clam chowder on National Clam Chowder Day.

The Food Show 1.20.2021

January 23rd, 2021

2:00:00

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.

The Food Show 1.13.2021

January 20th, 2021

2:02:30

Peach Melba, melba toast, pretzels, baked potatoes.

The Food Show 1.19.2021

January 20th, 2021

2:02:30

National Popcorn Day. Susan Franco called from Pop On The Block, an online retailer of gourmet popcorn..

The Food Show 1.18.2021

January 20th, 2021

1:58:10

Peking Duck, snow peas, Peter Jenkins, Wonder Bread, and Keith Young's Steak House.

The Food Show 11.14.2021

January 16th, 2021

1:56:23

No Grocery Goddess food report from Nicole Dorignac today. But lots of callers. Good show. We talked pastrami and cooking oil.

The Food Show 12.31.2021

January 13th, 2021

1:57:03

Six geese a-laying. The last Food Show of the year. We talked champagne and hopes for 2021.

The Food Show 1.11.2021

January 13th, 2021

1:58:49

We talked about warm milk and hot toddys, rhubarb, and bittersweet chocolate, and macaroons. And we talked about a great dinner at Antoine's.

The Food Show 1.12.2021

January 13th, 2021

1:57:52

We talked of stewed chicken and Casablanca Restaurant, and the best way to fry is. Cornmeal, flour, or corn flour?

The Food Show 1.08.2021

January 13th, 2021

1:56:52

We talked about nutmeg, and Campbell's soup, but not together.

The Food Show 1.07.2021

January 13th, 2021

2:09:37

Our regular Thursday visitor Nicole Dorignac the Grocery Goddess. calls in with her weekly report from the grocery shelves. And Lisa Blount from …

The Food Show 1.06.2021

January 13th, 2021

2:01:26

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 …

The Food Show 1.04.2021

January 12th, 2021

2:01:31

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.

The Food Show. 1.05.2021

January 12th, 2021

1:56:42

Eleven pipers. We talked about yams, whipped cream, and the Burger King whopper, as well as Tom's first visit to a Burger King..

The Food Show 12.30.2020

January 12th, 2021

1:00:55

Five golden rings. We talked about balsamic vinegar. 

The Food Show 12.28.2020

January 12th, 2021

1:56:20

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.

The Food Show 12.29.2020

January 12th, 2021

2:02:14

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 …

The Food Show 12.23.2020

January 6th, 2021

1:56:05

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."

The Food Show. 12.22.2020

January 5th, 2021

2:02:11

Nicole Dorignac dropped i for her Christmas week visit. We talked about food shortages, but also about Christmas plans.

The Food Show 12.21.2020

December 22nd, 2020

2:02:08

Plenty of food talk this day. Hamburgers, Antoine's Pelican Club, absinthe, gingerbread, and champagnes with Tim McNally.

The Food Show 12.16.2020

December 22nd, 2020

2:02:12

Stan was traveling today so he didn't call in.

The Food Show 12.11.2020

December 16th, 2020

2:03:37

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.

The Food Show 12.10.2020

December 16th, 2020

1:56:26

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 …

The Food Show 12.09.2020

December 16th, 2020

2:02:15

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 …

The Food Show. 12.08.2020

December 16th, 2020

1:57:05

A report on the birthday dinner of Carl's Fried Chicken now in the Sazerac at the Roosevelt..

The Food Show. 12.07.2020

December 16th, 2020

1:56:24

Mary Ann's birthday, today, so the conversation revolved around great celebrations at restaurants in the past.

The Food Show 12.04.2020

December 16th, 2020

2:25:46

Pork tenderloins. The first local Burger King.

The Food Show. 12.3.2020

December 6th, 2020

2:57:06

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 …

The Food Show 12.2.2020

December 6th, 2020

2:00:37

Stan Meadows passed on calling today with a cold, but we managed to have a lively show anyway.

The Food Show 11.30.2020

December 1st, 2020

2:12:40

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 …

The Food Show 11.25.2020

December 1st, 2020

2:02:26

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." 

The Food Show 11.24.2020

December 1st, 2020

2:02:26

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.

The Food Show 11.23.2020

November 23rd, 2020

2:00:06

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 …

The Food Show 11.19.2020

November 21st, 2020

2:04:49

We had a special Thanksgiving Edition of the Grocery Goddess Nicole Dorignac and a special Thanksgiving edition of the Mom's Throwdown. It was …

THE FOOD SHOW 11.18.2020

November 20th, 2020

2:02:01

Don The Gourmet Neighbor steps in for us. He and Henry talked Thanksgiving.

The Food Show 11.17.2020

November 20th, 2020

2:34:34

We talked about some bygone restaurants of the recent past - Sesame Inn and Juniper.

The Food Show 11.13.2020

November 19th, 2020

1:57:03

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.

The Food Show 11.12.2020

November 17th, 2020

2:05:28

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 …

The Food Show 11.11.2020

November 17th, 2020

2:08:56

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.

The Food Show 11.10.2020

November 17th, 2020

2:00:30

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.

The Food Show 11.09.2020

November 17th, 2020

2:02:15

It was national Split Pea Soup day. We talked about Tom Snyder and Borden Milk.

The Food Show 11.6.2020

November 7th, 2020

1:57:03

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.

The Food Show 11.5.2020

November 6th, 2020

1:56:32

Nicole Dorignac the Grocery Goddess called in for her Thursday report from the grocery aisles. The Mom Throwdown was cabbage. And we talked about …

The Food Show 11.4.2020

November 5th, 2020

2:02:46

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.

The Food Show 11.3.2020

November 5th, 2020

1:58:05

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 …

The Food Show 11.2.2020

November 5th, 2020

1:55:49

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.

The Food Show. 10.30.2020

October 31st, 2020

1:52:02

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.

The Food Show. 10.27.2020

October 28th, 2020

2:01:07

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 …

The Food Show. 10.26.2020

October 28th, 2020

2:01:42

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.

The Food Show. 10.23.2020

October 28th, 2020

1:56:18

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.

The Food Show. 10.22.2020

October 23rd, 2020

2:02:20

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 …

The Food Show. 10.21.2020

October 22nd, 2020

1:59:17

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 …

The Food Show 10.20.2020

October 21st, 2020

2:02:09

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.

The Food Show 10.19.2020

October 20th, 2020

2:02:17

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.

The Food Show 10.16.2020

October 20th, 2020

1:56:23

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 …

The Food Show 10.15.2020

October 20th, 2020

2:02:10

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 …

The Food Show 10.14.2020

October 20th, 2020

2:03:09

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.

The Food Show 10.13.2020

October 20th, 2020

1:56:21

We talked about lump crab meat and popovers and the Bistro at Maison de Ville.

The Food Show. 10.12.2020

October 19th, 2020

2:00:31

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 Food Show 10.09.2020

October 9th, 2020

1:59:25

Nicole Dorignac called in for her grocery report, and the throwdown was Turley Poulet. We talked about Walgreens soda fountain on the birthday of …

The Food Show 10.8.2020

October 9th, 2020

2:01:37

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 …

The Food Show. 10.7.2020

October 9th, 2020

1:56:06

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 …

The Food Show 10.6.2020

October 7th, 2020

2:00:57

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?

The Food Show 10.5.2020

October 7th, 2020

1:56:17

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 …

The Food Show. 9.25.2020

October 7th, 2020

2:02:23

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 …

The Food Show 10.2.2020

October 3rd, 2020

2:01:21

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. 

The Food Show. 10.1.2020

October 2nd, 2020

1:56:23

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 …

The Food Show 9.30.2020

October 2nd, 2020

1:56:15

Ron the Gourmet Waiter sits in with an assist from Henry, our producer. The subject was barbecue.

The Food Show 9.29.2020

October 1st, 2020

1:56:15

Don the Gourmet Neighbor pinch hits in a pinch, and talks about his sous vide French fries.

The Food Show 9.28.2020

September 28th, 2020

1:56:18

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 …

The Food Show. 9.27.2020

September 28th, 2020

2:02:23

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 …

The Food Show Thursday. 9.24.2020

September 24th, 2020

1:56:15

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 …

The Food Show Wednesday 9.23.2020

September 23rd, 2020

1:56:41

National Anchovy Day begged the question: Anchovies...yes or no? And we talked about Lea & Perrins and Tabasco

The Food Show.Tuesday 9.22.2020

September 23rd, 2020

1:56:17

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.

The Food Show Monday. 9.21.2020

September 22nd, 2020

1:59:34

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 …

The Food Show. Friday 9.18.2020

September 19th, 2020

1:58:38

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 …

The Food Show. 9.17.2020

September 18th, 2020

1:56:31

It was a fun show today. Nicole Dorignac and Mary Ann had a throwdown channeling their mothers, comparing stuffed artichoke recipes. We talked about …

The Food Show. Wednesday, 9.16.2020

September 17th, 2020

1:56:27

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 …

The Food Show Monday 9.14.2020

September 14th, 2020

1:56:27

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 …

The Food Show. Friday 9.11.2020

September 11th, 2020

1:56:18

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.

The Food Show. Thursday, 9.10.2020

September 11th, 2020

2:02:06

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 …

The Food Show. Wednesday 9.9.2020

September 10th, 2020

2:06:52

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 …

The Food Show. Tuesday 9.8.2020

September 10th, 2020

1:56:14

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 …

The Food Show. Thursday 9.3.2020

September 5th, 2020

1:56:31

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 …

The Food Show Friday 9.4.2020

September 5th, 2020

1:57:05

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 …

The Food Show. Wednesday 9.2.2020

September 3rd, 2020

1:56:18

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 …

The Food Show Tuesday, 9.1.2020

September 2nd, 2020

1:56:23

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 …

The Food Show Monday 8.31.2020

September 2nd, 2020

1:56:18

We talked about eating over the weekend, and about squid.

The Food Show. 8.28.2020

August 31st, 2020

1:56:31

Michael Dominici of Dom's Soul Food, a pop-up and his career change since COVID. And we talked bananas and plantains.

The Food Show Thursday 8.27.2020

August 31st, 2020

1:56:21

The Grocery Goddess calls in for her regular report. Nicole Dorignac of Dorignac's talks  about the things people grab for hurricanes. And liver …

The Food Show Wednesday 8.26.2020

August 31st, 2020

1:56:27

Our friend and traveling man Stan Meadows called in to talk about his honorable mention for his peach butter at the Wyoming State Fair, and his lasso lessons. 

The Food Show. Tuesday 8.25.2020

August 31st, 2020

1:56:10

We talked about hurricanes and food preparations, and how they have changed through the years.

The Food Show. Friday 8.21.2020

August 31st, 2020

1:56:00

It was a nice surprise to hear from one of our favorite callers for the first time since the move. Mike the oenophile, checked in.

Thursday, 8.20.2020

August 31st, 2020

1:56:00

The Grocery Goddess, Nicole Dorignac, called in to talk about items that come and go on grocery store shelves in COVID world. We have learned a lot …

The Food Show Wednesday 8.19.2020

August 27th, 2020

1:56:05

We talked to Audrey Johns, who lived in Harvey as a child, and who now lives in Idaho, where she has just released her fourth bestseller in four …

The Food Show. Tuesday 8.18.2020

August 27th, 2020

1:55:59

We talked about the defunct and much-beloved restaurant Genghis Kahn, helmed by Symphony violinist Henry Lee. The stories of that restaurant (which …

The Food Show Monday, August 17, 2020

August 26th, 2020

1:54:18

On this, national Caramel Custard Day, we compared flan, cup custards, Crème Brûlée, and where around town the best versions of each could be found. …

The Food Show Monday 8.17.2020

August 20th, 2020

1:55:59

We talked about the difference in buffets and boo' fets.

The Food Show. Friday 8.14.2020

August 15th, 2020

1:29:10

It was a short show today because the power went out on the north shore because of a big storm. Until then we talked about Tony Mandina's , where  one of us had lunch - the other went to Andrea's

The Food Show Thursday 8.13.2020

August 15th, 2020

1:57:00

We were visited by Nicole Dorignac the Grocery Goddess, reporting on the status of your grocery shelves. We talked about the "circle" where …

The Food Show Wednesday 8.12.2020

August 12th, 2020

1:55:51

Winnie Brown with the WYES auction called in to talk about Tom Benson's wine collection up for purchase in their annual fundraising auction. And …

The Food Show Tuesday 8.11.2020

August 12th, 2020

1:56:11

We started the show yesterday with a call from Peyton Burrell, who is a graduate of NOCHI who has returned to town and opened gourmandneworleans.com, an interesting idea that allows someone to eat restaurant-quality …

The Food Show Monday 8.10.2020

August 11th, 2020

1:56:13

Jorges Enriques and Gus Martin called in to talk about their influence on the Keith Young brand. These two consummate professionals were with the Dickie Brennan group for 27 and 30 years, respectively, They were hired …

The Food Show. Friday 8.7.2020

August 11th, 2020

1:56:00

The show began with a report from Henry, our producer, who went to Mosca's the previous evening in a recommendation from us. He went with Tom's suggestion to get the Oysters Mosca and was quite satisfied. Ali Loftin …

The Food Show. Thursday 8.6.2020

August 7th, 2020

1:58:49

The Grocery Goddess called in today. Nicole Dorignac didn't have the bad news she had last week, or are we just getting used to shortages? And we …

The Food Show Wednesday 8.5.2020

August 6th, 2020

1:57:25

Husband and wife team Christina do Carmo and Dana Honn from Carmo and Cafe Cour called in to talk about their appearance Saturday on The Kitchen Queens of New Orleans cooking show on Channel 12.. This was a great …

The Food Show. Tuesday 8.4.2020

August 5th, 2020

1:56:29

The long and winding road of the Food Show on display again. We talked about a steak dinner at Austin's Monday night but it got parsed into a discussion of bread, then steaks, then sides. And we had some good callers.

The Food Show 8.3.2020

August 4th, 2020

2:02:20

No guest today but good calls. We talked about Gulf Coast dining. The dearth of good restaurants is a problem. And we talked a lot about the Sycamore …

The Food Show. Friday 7.31.2020

August 2nd, 2020

1:59:26

Richard Hughes, owner of the Pelican Club, called in to talk about his COOLinary, and we forgot to wish him a Happy 30th Anniversary. And Tanya …

The Food Show. Thursday. 7.30.2020

July 31st, 2020

2:00:44

Really fun show today. The Grocery Goddess Nicole Dorignac called in and took a lot of calls about the Dorignac family history.

The Food Show Wednesday 7.29.2020

July 30th, 2020

2:07:30

Stan Meadows checked in with us from his motorhome in Oletha Colorado, where we talked of fresh produce and his peach butter entry in the Wyoming …

The Food Show. Tuesday. 7.28.2020

July 28th, 2020

1:56:22

We talked about the anniversary of the New Orleans Menu moving to an online format in 1997. We talked about cucuzzas, milk chocolate, and potatoes, …

The Food Show. Monday 7.27.2020

July 28th, 2020

1:57:10

Well, they can't all be gems. We spent the show trying to remember things. We talked about 7 on Fulton and Scotch and Crème Brûlée. And Coq au vin.

The Food Show Friday 7.24.2020

July 24th, 2020

2:01:11

T.G.I.F. Fun show today, with an atypical amount of callers. We talked Welsh Rarebit and peach butter and spumoni and custard.

The Food Show. Thursday. 7.23.2020

July 23rd, 2020

1:56:23

The Grocery Goddess (aka Nicole Dorignac) calls in to talk about the state of grocery shopping in this strange new world. It is also National Vanilla …

The Food Show. Wednesday 7.22.2020

July 22nd, 2020

1:56:17

We talked about peach butter and great Mexican bakeries with Stan Meadows, calling in from Oletha, Colorado. And we talked about mangoes and bananas …

The Food Show. Tuesday 7.21.2020

July 22nd, 2020

1:56:13

Rock Rapashayev called in to talk about his roots in Georgia (the country) and how he came to be the new proprietor of Neely's Pizzeria in Mandeville. And we talked about junk food and Ernest Hemingway..

The Food Show Monday 7.20.2020

July 20th, 2020

1:56:28

Chef Diva from Diva Dawgs, also known as Ericka Lassair, calls in to talk about her upcoming appearance on Kitchen Queens of New Orleans on Channel …

The Food Show. Friday 7.17.2020

July 17th, 2020

1:56:15

The subject was anniversaries. The Food Show turns 32 tomorrow and we reminisced with callers, including Stu Barash, who met his wife on the show 16 years ago. And we talked Mr. B's who celebrates 41 years today. And …

The Food Show Thursday 7.16.2020

July 16th, 2020

1:59:12

Grocery Goddess Nicole Dorignac called in to talk about liver cheese. and Cascade dishwashing liquid. But mostly we talked seafood boats.

The Food Show. Wednesday. 7.15.2020

July 16th, 2020

1:56:32

We talked entree salads on this, National Entree Salad day. And we talked about the El Tovar Hotel food at the Grand Canyon. And Stan Meadows called in to talk about fresh food and farming and growing pinto beans, in …

The Food Show. Tuesday 7.14.2020

July 14th, 2020

0:20

We talked macaroni and cheese and pate, and Jeff Mattia from Pyre Provisions called in to talk about barbecue and global cuisine, and duck hummus. 

The Food Show. Monday 7.13.2020

July 13th, 2020

1:57:02

A fun show today. No guests. Lots of callers. National French Fry Day. We talked Paul Prudhomme and sous vide and In'N'Out burgers.

The Food Show Friday 7.10.2020

July 11th, 2020

1:56:11

Chef Michael Gottlieb calls in from the sensational new fraternal twin restaurants of Tchefuncte's and Anchor in the old Friends building in …

The Food Show. Thursday 7.09.2020

July 9th, 2020

1:50:32

The Grocery Goddess Nicole Dorignac calls in to help us find our way in the new reality. We also talked omelets and sugar cookies..

The Food Show Wednesday. 7.08.2020

July 9th, 2020

2:07:01

Stan Meadows calls in from Colorado to talk fresh corn and green chiles and a hip hamburger in Gunnison.. Also Absinthe, and Oysters Rockefeller..

The Food Show Tuesday 7.7.2020

July 8th, 2020

1:56:15

A fun show today. We talked with one of our sponsors, Chris Nobles of Piety and Desire Chocolate, a premium artisan chocolatier. He was fascinating …

The Food Show. Monday 7.06.2020

July 6th, 2020

2:02:30

The subject was fried chicken, on this National Fried Chicken Day. We talked about the Al Copeland Foundation Chicken Jam and more on the pork rinds …

The Food Show. Friday 7.03.2020

July 4th, 2020

1:56:14

Greg Reggio called in to talk about Semolina. We talked Fourth of July, and M.F.K. Fisher.

The Food Show 6.30.2020

July 3rd, 2020

1:56:15

We Talked with Tony Roelofs, Vice President of pulses for Columbia Grain International to talk about grains and pulses.

The Food Show. Thursday 7.02.2020

July 3rd, 2020

1:56:22

The Grocery Goddess Nicole Dorignac calls in for the supermarket shopping shortages report. Liver cheese is still hard to get. And we gushed over a …

The Food Show Wednesday 7.01.2020

July 2nd, 2020

1:56:22

Stan Meadows the Traveling Man  calls in from Colorado to talk about fried pork chops and Tightwad, Mo, population 67.

The Food Show Monday 6.29.2020

July 2nd, 2020

1:56:56

Vic Gerrets calls in from vacation to talk chef tips. Also Veal Chops and Flamingos and a first look at a new favorite.

The Food Show. 6.26.2020

July 2nd, 2020

1:56:09

National Chocolate Pudding Day, Teflon, and Candy Land.

The Food Show 6.25.2020

July 2nd, 2020

1:56:09

Nicole Dorignac the Grocery Goddess called in to help us navigate supermarket shopping shortages.

The Food Show 7.2.2020

July 2nd, 2020

1:56:23

The Grocery Goddess Nicole Dorignac Calls in

The Food Show 6.24.2020

June 25th, 2020

2:01:32

Stan Meadows called us from his motorhome in the Ozarks. After retiring (semi) from Trenasse, he has hit the barbecue and fried chicken trail in Missouri on his way to getting his kicks on Route 66. He and his hound dog …

The Food Show 6.23.2020

June 24th, 2020

1:56:08

Ally Cousins and her daughter Taylor Healy called in with some tips for using their delicious Cousins salad dressings.

The Food Show 6.19.2020

June 20th, 2020

1:56:29

Our guest today was Jill Holland from Lonolife, a company that makes bone broth powder. And Alan called from Seattle. We also talked about an …

The Food Show 6.18.2020

June 19th, 2020

1:56:20

Nicole Dorignac calls in to tell us what to expect in the supermarket aisles next week.  And we talked International Picnic Day.

The Food Show with Eric Cook

June 18th, 2020

24:44

Chef Eric Cook from Gris Gris regales us with tales of working with Gordon Ramsey on the episode of "Uncharted" from the bayous of Louisiana

The Food Show 6.17.2020

June 17th, 2020

2:00:43

Eric Cook of Gris Gris came back to visit, this time to talk about his show "Uncharted" with  Gordon Ramsey. 

The Food Show 6.16.2020

June 17th, 2020

1:57:00

No guests today. We talked about Sal & Judy's and making the oven-fried chicken with pork rinds crust. Also fudge. Cracker Jack, and chorizo.

The Food Show 6.15.2020

June 16th, 2020

1:56:27

Eric Veney from Muriel's called in as our chef helper in the Ask The Chef segment. The Vintage Tom was Etienne's in Metairie, and we talked about The Poorboy Passport and other special things on our website. And we …

The Food Show 06.12.2020

June 13th, 2020

1:58:05

We had no idea how much we didn't know about pork rinds. Mark Singleton from Southern Recipe Pork Rinds gave us an education. And Nicole Dorignac …

The Food Show 06.11.2020

June 11th, 2020

1:56:34

No Guests today. We talked about cabrito and port wine sauce and what constitutes gourmet and non-gourmet food.

The Food Show 06.10.2020

June 10th, 2020

1:56:27

Debbie Pierce from the late great restaurant, The Bon Ton calls in to reminisce, and to give us the recipe for the famous Alvin sauce.

The Food Show 06.09.2020

June 9th, 2020

1:56:26

The topics were all over the map. Automats, roux, Waring Blender, Bart's.

The Food Show. 06.08.2020

June 9th, 2020

1:56:17

It was a guest-free show. We talked donuts and alfresco dining, on a most-unusual day to talk about eating outside. 

The Food Show 06.05.2020

June 5th, 2020

1:57:27

Chef Matt England and owner John White from the Louisiana Pepper Exchange call in to talk capsaicin.

The Food Show 06.04.2020

June 4th, 2020

1:56:33

Plaquemines Parish farmer Ben Becnel calls in to talk about the Creole tomato harvest.  And Jay Vise with Second Harvest tells us about he PoorBoy …

The Food Show 06.03.2020

June 3rd, 2020

2:02:14

A fun show today with Andrea Ballard from Olympia Washington, who has a podcast on baking. And we reunited with Gregory, a caller from the old show …

The Food Show 06.02.2020

June 3rd, 2020

1:56:30

Eric Cook from Gris Gris dazzles us with tales of his career.

The Food Show 06.01.2020

June 2nd, 2020

2:02:13

Lincoln Owens from MeMe's in Chalmette gives us some great oyster recipes for grilling. And Nicole Dorignac talks grocery item shortages.

The Food Show. 5.29.2020

May 30th, 2020

2:01:39

One of our favorites so far. Frank Brigtsen calls in and divulges the recipe he got for legendary perfect rice from none other than Gerard Crozier.

The Food Show. 5.28.2020

May 28th, 2020

1:56:01

Reminiscing with Peter Sclafani left us only minutes to get some questions answered about our lockdown cooking.

The Food Show. Wednesday 5.27.2020

May 28th, 2020

1:56:21

One of our best chef interviews yet. Jim Richard from the Word Of Mouth Restaurant Group in Florida joins us while the local outpost, Trenasse is temporarily closed.

The Food Show. Tuesday 5.26.2020

May 28th, 2020

1:56:08

After a few good calls, we talked to a delightful chef, Matt Moore, about his new book, Serial Griller: Grillmaster Secrets For Flame Cooked …

The Food Show Friday. 5.22.2020

May 23rd, 2020

2:01:32

A great conversation about school cafeteria food was started by our favorite ex-pat, Alan from Seattle. And another more commercial cafeteria …

The Food Show Thursday 5.21.2020

May 23rd, 2020

1:56:14

Chef Wes Rabalais from the Laurel Oak restaurant in the Magnolia Hotel chatted with us.

The Food Show Wednesday 5.20.2020

May 23rd, 2020

2:02:01

This is a great conversation with Chef Greg Piccolo from the sadly-defunct Redemption and Bistro at the Maison de Ville.

The Food Show Tuesday, 5.19.2020

May 23rd, 2020

1:56:15

Diane Kcchilas talks Greek food and her PBS show.

The Food Show Monday 5.18.2020

May 22nd, 2020

2:00:13

Marlon Hornsby from the Cayman Sinclair group joined us to help us set up a pantry.

The Food Show Friday 5.15.2020

May 22nd, 2020

2:05:48

Scot Craig from Katie's, Francesca's, and Bienvenu joined us to chat about the times. 

The Food Show Thursday 5.14.2020

May 22nd, 2020

2:10:07

We didn't have a guest this day. He got tied up right before the show.

The Food Show Wednesday 5.13.2020

May 21st, 2020

1:56:59

Chef Duke calls in to chat and we talked cocktails using Swamp Pop with Chris Fontenot.

The Food Show Tuesday 5.12.2020

May 21st, 2020

1:56:36

This was a great show. Harlon Pearce from Harlon's L.A Fish called in to talk about wild-caught catfish.

The Food Show Monday 5.11.2020

May 21st, 2020

1:58:57

This is the second week of the show and the first show in the tweaked format, featuring a new segment called Ask The Chef. Jacques Saleun from the sadly defunct Chateau du Lac chatted with us.

The Food Show. Friday 5.08.2020

May 21st, 2020

1:58:32

The last show of the first week.  And the best one.

The Food Show Thursday 5.07.2020

May 21st, 2020

1:54:20

This fourth day of the show proved some tweaking was in order.

The Food Show. Wednesday 5.06.2020

May 21st, 2020

2:03:43

This one was a little better than the others. More callers and fewer problems.

The Food Show. Tuesday 5.05.2020

May 21st, 2020

1:58:55

The second edition of The Food Show is slightly better. Some callers make it on, but still plagued with terchnical difficulties.

The Food Show. Monday 5.04.2020

May 21st, 2020

1:57:51

The Inaugural show of the new  Food Show was loaded with callers that never got on. Plagued by technical problems throughout, the board at the station was actually dismantled during the show.

Tomfoodery April 30th

April 30th, 2020

28:38

Tom and Mary Ann chat about Tom's idol, Arthur Godfrey, raisins, World's Fairs, the Vietnam War's influence on New Orleans cuisine, and farina.

The Times Episode 11

April 29th, 2020

26:46

Tom and Mary Ann  give a very roundabout answer to a question about outdoor dining.

Remembrances: Episode 18

April 28th, 2020

24:31

Tom and Mary Ann talk about restaurants that appeared on the scene immediately after Reconstruction. Commander's Palace, La Louisiane, Madame Begue's, and the lesser-known Gem on Royal Street and Victor's. Also …

Tomfoodery April 28th

April 28th, 2020

31:51

Mary Ann and Tom talk about Chez Panisse, serviceberries, crawfish pie, and Hank Williams and his song, which they sing very badly. Also, Happy Birthday to Richard Hughes, owner of the Pelican Club.

Tomfoodery April 27th

April 27th, 2020

31:46

Mary Ann and Tom talk about tea, and roast beef, and prime rib, rib roasts, and maraschino cherries. Also, St Zita.

The Times .Episode 10

April 27th, 2020

20:41

Eric Stuart of The Crescent City Classic visits to chat about where he's been picking up food lately, and what's going on "out there."

Remembrances Episode 17

April 24th, 2020

26:01

Tom and Mary Ann chat with Rob Lary, who reached out to use to reminisce about this and Tom's favorite city.

Tomfoodery April 24th

April 24th, 2020

27:03

Mary Ann and Tom talk about West Texas and soda fountains and prosciutto and Justin Wilson and Julia Child.

Remembrances: Episode 16

April 23rd, 2020

26:14

The two most unlikely people in the world, Tom and Mary Ann, talk about long gone pick-up bars in New Orleans

Tomfoodery April 23rd

April 23rd, 2020

27:15

Tom and Mary Ann discuss what Shakespeare and our own friend-of-the-show Daniel Lelchuk have in common.  And Mrs. Wheat's pies.

Remembrances: Episode 15 Buffets

April 22nd, 2020

29:15

Tom disses and Mary Ann extols some now-defunct buffets.

Tomfoodery April 22nd

April 22nd, 2020

22:41

Tom and Mary Ann talk about crawfish versus crayfish, and bisque, and boulettes.

Tomfoodery for April 21st

April 21st, 2020

27:15

Tom and Mary Ann chat about the founding of WSMB radio, and the climate of radio back in 1925. It is also the day Rome was founded in 753 BC, and Mary Ann recalls going to a birthday celebration at the Circus Maximus in …

Remembrances: Episode 11

April 21st, 2020

29:05

Tom recounts his career in restaurants, remembering more extinct ones, starting with Etienne's, where Andrea's is now.

Remembrances Episode 14: Anything Goes

April 20th, 2020

25:33

Tom remembers restaurants that were based on something other than food, no matter how absurd.

Tomfoodery for April 20th

April 20th, 2020

22:04

Mary Ann and Tom talk about lima beans and butter beans and pineapple upside-down cake, St. Agnes,  school cafeterias, the Grand Canyon and Marcus …

The Times Episode 9 Grocery Shopping Now

April 17th, 2020

35:01

Nicole Dorignac calls in to talk about how different things are now and where it might go after this is all over. Don Clement, the Gourmet Neighbor …

Tomfoodery for April 17th

April 17th, 2020

27:52

Tom and Mary Ann Chat about cheese balls and crawfish boulettes and hogshead cheese. And something much more gourmet - pancetta.

Tomfoodery for April 16th

April 16th, 2020

29:54

Tom and Mary Ann talk Eggs Benedict, Mr. B's, Ruth Fertel, Solari's, La Louisiane, and gout.

The Times Episode 8 Dlivery Nola

April 16th, 2020

35:32

Mary Ann and Tom chat with Drew Herrington and Stephen Bandi of Dlivery Nola about the madness-inside-the-madness that is food delivery in these …

Tomfoodery for April 15th

April 15th, 2020

34:36

Mary Ann and Tom talk soufflé potatoes and garbanzo beans and MacDonald's vs. In 'N'Out and The Burger Joint and Popeye's Chicken Sandwich, Seagram's and The Poddle Dog Restaurant....ending with a most interesting quote …

The Times Episode 7

April 15th, 2020

31:37

Tom and Mary Ann reunite with Chef Andrea for a chat. And Ron the Gourmet Waiter calls in with his own list.

Tomfoodery for April 14th

April 14th, 2020

26:34

More silliness somehow connected to food. Hush Puppies, Hints from Heloise, catfish, and blind dates.

Remembrances Episode 13 . Shopping in New Orleans

April 14th, 2020

32:32

Tom remembers his favorite supermarket of all time - Pap's in Gentilly, but the conversation moved on to all the others too.

Remembrances Episode 12 . The glory days of the Westbank

April 13th, 2020

29:52

Remembering places like Berdou's, the original Del Frisco's,  Dos Gringos, Visko's, and of course, Le Ruth's.

Tomfoodery for April 13th

April 13th, 2020

28:32

A big bunch of heavyweight birthdays today.  Baron Rothschild, Thomas Jefferson, cobblers, Woolworth counters.

Tomfoodery for April 10th

April 11th, 2020

30:48

Mary Ann and Tom talk soft shell crabs, and buster crabs, and a lobster named Larry and thinking too much about your food. Also Paul Theroux.

The Times Episode 6

April 11th, 2020

32:47

Daniel Lelchuk checks in with Tom from New Hampshire. They reminisce about the origins of their acquaintance, music, Topol, Tom's violin, and a …

Tomfoodery for April 9th Part 2

April 10th, 2020

21:34

Tom and Mary Ann continue foodstuffs for the day, including gumbo z'herbes, Leah Chase,  Dennis Quaid, Paulina Porizkova, and Anthony Bourdain. Also …

Tomfoodery for April 9th . Part 1

April 10th, 2020

13:59

Silly talk about food.  Easter, Passover, unleavened bread,  the Pink Moon, fortune cookies, soft shell crabs, hummus.

The Times Episode 5

April 10th, 2020

38:10

Tom and Mary Ann talk to Michael DePaolo from Pythian Market about a group of food stalls transforming into a major catering operation, feeding …

Remembrances Episode 4

April 9th, 2020

30:22

Tom reaches back in time to talk about the Bon Ton, and what it meant to him.

Tomfoodery for April 8th

April 9th, 2020

29:39

Mary Ann and Tom chat about the French Riviera,  empanadas, Hubig's pies, Mrs. WHeat's, spoonbread, and milk in glass bottles returnable for deposit.

The Times : Episode 4

April 8th, 2020

33:42

Scot Craig from Katie's and Francesca's and Bienvenu checks in from the frontlines of "the fight." Ali Loftin chats till the kids wake up.

Tomfoodery for April 7th

April 8th, 2020

25:29

It's National Beer Day, and Coffee Cake Day, ptomaine poisoning, Francis Ford Coppola and biscotti.

Remembrances Episode 5: More on the Grande Dames

April 7th, 2020

29:58

Tom talks about New Orleans restaurants he has loved in his near half-century career. This episode continues to feature the Grande Dames, starting with Arnaud's.

Remembrances Episode 9: The West End

April 6th, 2020

26:12

Tom reminisces with Mary Ann about all the great restaurants at the New Orleans lakefront West End, that "ain't dere no more."

Remembrances Episode 5

April 5th, 2020

30:03

Tom revisits the halcyon days of the Sazerac, remembering in particular the hospitality genius of Tommy Andrade.

The Times Episode 3

April 4th, 2020

1:00:27

Tom and Mary Ann catch up with some regular callers and friends of the show to discuss the weird circumstances of late. Sal, Ron the gourmet waiter, …

Tomfoodery for April 2nd

April 3rd, 2020

29:04

Tom and Mary Ann talk peanut butter and jelly, churros, Buddy Ebsen, seafood beignets, and The White House Easter Egg Roll.

Remembrances Episode 8

April 2nd, 2020

29:12

Mary Ann interviews Tom on his nearly 50-year-career. This one about the print version of the New Orleans Menu.

Tomfoodery Episode 3 . April Fool's Day

April 2nd, 2020

31:17

Tomfoodery is the podcast that most closely resembles the radio show, We talk about food somehow related to the date, using the Food Almanac as a basis of the show.

The Times Episode 2

April 1st, 2020

30:01

Tom and Mary Ann talk about the strange times in which we now live. Daniel Lelchuk, the gourmet cellist, sometime fill-in host and general great …

Tomfoodery for March 30th

April 1st, 2020

18:08

Tomfoodery is the podcast closest to the currently suspended radio show. Silly talk about food based on the Food Almanac of the day.

Remembrances Episode 7: Tom talks about his nearly 50-year-career in food

March 31st, 2020

29:47

More reminiscences about favorite bygone restaurants: Begue's, Luther's, Occhipinti's, The Red Onion, Stonebreaker's, Doug's, Barecca's, and Corky's.

Remembrances Episode 2: The Flambeau Room

March 30th, 2020

29:45

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 …

Remembrances Episode 3: The Beginning of the Food Show

March 23rd, 2020

30:00

A frank discussion with Tom Fitzmorris about how The Food Show originated, how he got hired, and the first few episodes of the show. 

The Times Episode 1

March 20th, 2020

30:07

Discussing the current situation with COVID-19 and it's toll on restaurants and hospitality. Staying connected with the food community in the new …

St. Joseph's Day and Sicilian-New Orleans Influence

March 20th, 2020

29:55

The Sicilian-New Orleans connection and the evolution of Italian restaurants in New Orleans. Italian immigrants arriving in New Orleans in the 1880s …

Remembrances Episode 1: The Beginning of Tom's Passion for Food

March 20th, 2020

30:00

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 …

St. Patrick's Day

March 20th, 2020

30:26

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 List Is Back

March 19th, 2020

30:09

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. 

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