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04-09 10:10 am Sunday Food Show at the French Quarter Festival

Apr 9, 2017|

WWL’s Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks food, cooking, recipes, restaurants, wine and dining with WWL callers at the French Quarter festival in Jackson Square.

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Yep that's us and we're coming to you live from the French Quarter festival and at this has been in existence were thirty something years go to war 34 years. And you would you would think. And logically enough that after all those years that would have been a lot of turnover. In the number in the in the booths that are here too in the food. And in fact that's not true this and there are new guys every year. Off but there are also certain vendors here. Who have been here since the very beginning and in way and he sit here on the wrong thing from off from Australia. You know John IQ you were I remember you here. Early the very very first time ever are you still had your restaurant across this right at him yet to Jack's room richer you're an average and they would just here and Jackson's where. It was where it was billed as the world's largest jazz brunch. And if you remember it was to bring back the logos because it sort of bought the streets here. And now people Lavoy and a French Quarter and makes it once they got through they said okay. Let's go to his party in trying to get their local scum bag down and see down the brand new streets of brand new sidewalks and on that's why we started. And now has grown tremendously by leaps and brown now we get in people's homes. Yes I talk to him from Great Britain Germany got home Canada. On Netherlands. So it's become an international festival all day they love us in Europe. We won't you know when you you wanna open doors if you're traveling around in Europe. That tellem where you from. The people all over even in France they they. They they treat us with respect to the outlet near some acts that I thought I make a point asking whether from men. And know how to enjoy an exit date they can't believe this is a free festival and on a music. And the food you know this is a tremendous. Food festival as you know I getting. Corn dogs and fun OK dole and Elvis is great thing about this is all you top restaurant what can you walk around it go out walk it yet. That it credits restaurant it at cape policy that train yen it Vietnam. Got the most you know and a variety of they have the meat pies to. Dickie Brennan's doing guys stuff or boy date they hoddle out. The poor boy and and put down roast beat debris. Kate Foster on white means we got while that that's still it's the butter beans that make you crazy you they call that yet they got the jock almost got to cram me. Com lump crabmeat salad will doll artichokes and a pickle onion Utley was on down and live right over here is so we can go check of the Vietnam. Cheesecake with. Alligator and shrimp badly always Yahoo!'s doing that that's just the most alone no kids know what he that's a special deal there Nassau would have known opponent of variety and I mean where can you eat at that many restaurant in one day. And have a twenty dollar started out of pocket amend a mile what 5678. You know it's down it's a tremendous thank you all exit as a music street and in the wake him special make some money they sell the drinks so you. You know that you buy something from them or Pollard back real whatever and that's how we keep him festival very. Well I know that over the years and I think you would have a revolt onions if you didn't do this but I you have served pretty much the same menu year after year we and focus everybody loves it. Well it's it's prophecies and so we doing a profit to a dust by Synopsys off. Basic is crawfish tails no shelves would come onion minced meat ginger garlic fresh pepper and black bean sauce. And non parent knows that it's a stroke when lobster sauce that we. Of course we have there is no lobster lobster shells we talked about that a now every year we talk about. But if there is so that's that's the tradition that's result lobster Cantonese and useful for the folks. Who are that a big fan and they can't afford the lobster. Me that yet the last details to there was such it to short so with the sharp with the lobster sauce right which basically has all black bean sauce they'll Cantonese by means off. What's good whatever it is all yen and as I know that's one of the items you do win. Oh with crawfish right crawfish would not spicy lobster sauce and that we do day of vegetable main floor. All vegetarian friends or people who are on especially this Friday. If people are sailed thank goodness she got someone out mean an end and and we do extra fire right simulate road here and not coming home plump sausage. If we really Leo that's not the easiest thing in the world that it was a now well. Com. Because most the stuff that. Most Chinese are shunning by the commercials that they saw sugarloaf for color and Nam not much flavor to in my mind has not the takes ginger and stuff. Unfortunately not the plumbing bombed the actual plum here because it don't work so good in the pumps and clogged up on common yeah. They'll think it's highly about one thing but back at someone stuffed it to boost up the flavor but now it would face a ask us yet does that make him let's hope that's not the commercial stuff and not do it. Now I had a chili oil here that I cook for five hours. We will make chili oil I think you gave me a joint that points. Yeah out maybe you know if excel son she had that all via that's what we're that's pretty spicy to yet that's got that's got Smith on hand in hand dries Gallup Josh firm. And now. Believe and not fight has friends that he has to ship on frank his friend's home Gotti yeah isn't his friends. He knows everybody he go to Indonesia giant you Philippines he he knows somebody or hit it within five minutes out. About different who travels with him to a China on taxes you know a sit down restaurant. And next thing on arms and efforts wanna man and priced nominees in the kitchen talking officer have its. L you know he's got to give them my children how to make a rule Hulk the though he he. He travels he likes to travel and he likes the likes to talk to people and note you know within five minutes he's gotten of friends. You know well will mean things could be worse polio but OK so you've got that. And then but she you have a fried rice tutelage that would do a sharp for our rights wouldn't run right out with onions. Peace and Ericsson. It's bean sprouts. So it's yet in doing the same stuff but it's. It's stuff that would cook here and so is not something you meeting that's been Coke or five hours ago with cook everything my Brothers and my nephews out here and they stir frying everything fresh. And then on the system walls in my niece and my daughter which they are all serving it so. It's a big family Australia and and this is this is true for all of the other respite tourists who are here to in that they are not that they're. Making it as well as they do well and I'm just they they they keep everything the way that they would do it nor normal only the other serving it up cooking and now. I mean even all I had some delicious ice cream out of I'm a feel bad and number number and name and a snowball feeling and a snowball stand and they say about me some mom mangle and some. And some on blackberries. And but it was great I mean the variety of food you get here at all on Jackson square to got music everywhere. I think there's thirty some stages so full gospel he is oh it's everything alternate shot charming double yesterday a unit of what went Erin noble. How big is that a lot more tell me die you don't you. Well. Tommy Wong keys here from Trey end. If you wanna hang on and and a horrible news things and take care of here in new we will be back with more of the food show coming to live from Jackson square. Talking to Tommy One. From a tray yen on the North Shore and also in. Haven't of their in Hammond two states do and some news from CBS the Columbia broadcasting systems all what a great time we're having here. Tommy long he's here from Trey yen and these also. One of the fairly few. Of vendors here at the French Quarter festival that has been here since the very beginning 34 years yes yes was still kicking yeah. OK so let's see you've got the the crawfish with the lobster sauce ha ha got the the that's domain vegetable lo mean looming in case you never headed for is. Noodles that it. And stir fried stir fry it's as opposed to fried. And then you have. Literally trying to write a fried rice and I grows and then girls to apple or best way grows. But out wanna get French Quarter fest over weather report we have a nice. Mile breeze off the river it's fantastic little immunity and everybody I'm looking at their faces is sunny. And smiling perfect as seventy degrees right here and I was sitting amazed by about a 3040%. And this guy could be a radio announcer. I mean it's it's gorgeous Eminem looking around press TV guy I see family I got to face a radio thicket. I know that feeling. But look around a family and security has been great and LTD gets the state police's down here did you notice a new true. Khartoum and know that you then as the state police designation of French Quarter is an early I don't know that we had such. You know a special where L is is that a pass in front of it it's like two blocks from the hopefully that's the latest and who has troop. Did know that for French Quarter well that makes sense yes so date they have presence here now and they do a tremendous job. Helping support it'll be deal. Keeping element terrorists and the locals there and supporters say yeah. And appreciate it guys appreciate your service on the ought to first responders they dictum all out you know what what it would what could we do without me now and you know but that AL. Today's the last day is he decided geragos and I'm not go. Here's a tip for you clarkin CVD. And not to disregard now on no longer riverfront and come on down this lamp goes up parking is the middle tied down here and now look more expensive. So apart in the seat median. And you won't believe the number of people just on the streets back and forth it's. Is it the French Quarter is a packed house well I'm telling us there's stages on royal street Nam all the way to demand. Rouse is cooking now. Crawfish tails with the shelves. Obviously beautiful platter of loan fresh bowl crawfish and I had nothing to chance walk on the river but I'm sure they got put to good food out there also. But the original right here and Jackson square is trillion is on. Right hand corner you face a church or Florida. And not combines he has guts behind and they really are caught in the I mean you know adoption of up. They get Tommy it's India okay sounds good he walked from. From the tree yen. And Dave. He delegates over here. And he is donning the microphone the golden microphone. Before whatever that means and he has brought us. Let's see. I have this is that's our white chocolate can take bread putting king cake bread putting now. Is it. Brit putting. Basic. With the purple green and gold on top or is it more to a as a lot more to always tell ya don't know Leah. We start obviously with our king cake. We cut it all up in. Do we let it get get a little crunchy like you would for bread putting in the can be we had in all the the stuff you put in recruiting sentiment incredibly green and aids. And we mix it altogether with. Little bit of grand and hearing and we pick it up to that we put grand my game in the yeah well that's that's good that's a great touch a wind the but for the short run right before we break it. So it's nice encroaching on top in the mice in the middle. And the as of this year you have attitude you I think it's just that you're you've had these that we started in September that's our are warming tantalize we actually launched strawberry here at the festival. I don't need your guess is that it is the first time strawberries are available out here at French Quarter last. And by a better describe what that is life actually I'm I'm not gonna say what it is because there's something that is very much like that everybody knows absolutely. Oz but if you can imagine a fried pie I think it is right now is debate no debate yeah okay well excuse me so why it's a fake to. Hi that's about the size of the half moon size and shape of a half moon. And filled with a variety of different things you know right now you know what I'm talking about now at about the same size to accept that the earth. Yet thicker and thicker PO date you know when the with a cross picks up that it. You know experience. This one is filled with strawberry yep that's our brand new brand new filling. And it and exceed the other ones I'm imagining you have a yet apple yet we have apple lemon cherry chocolate. We do coconut cream and and of course the one I liked the garlic sort dean yeah that was coming next we'll look at that. And well anyway. It's terrific you're you're over there for them to stay yet we are we hear if you're if you're facing the cathedral where on the left hand side right next conference via. OK and it. A I don't expect you can run on any of this. Now we we we almost ran out of declares yesterday but they were able to get some more in here and restocking you know better to let me say something about these players these. This is. Is this is this which to pastry if what issues Amish popular issue okay. And it's it filled with the firing in court you know actually thought with with the chocolate cream chocolate Q okay. So that's a different from what I remember from the old the old days what I I used to live from around the corner from where he yells it's been it's. I go back to. Sunny Philly cop yeah yeah so that was what it was called it was a donut shop exactly after. Hurricane Betsy they built that more. Bob Bob but it just got to be won the major papers around town. But these. These. He clears the big horse slow rich and when it was brought to an eleven years shall I actually used to eat whole. I just keep it. Didn't think about that. The stat that they're big they are they big ridge here and a billion calories but you don't. Have to keep the whole thing you know that's really give you consider him. Yeah absolutely right to approach a Fourth Amendment to a thank you very much of that. And so let's see your getting what that is about that the dollar had nothing clear spot dollars five dollars the you know advertised three dollars three dollars the king cake bread putting a 66. Of dollars we've you know you we have all these different colors here. Well you know that people don't realize how well there's a lot of there's there's a lot of ingredient calls it's what makes a drop of him not front and the looked like yesterday was totally insane that it was all really period very busy day I've never seen one like that have been coming since the beginning. Yes well it can't ask for better weather we don't know you can't it's perfect. What thing to drop all right thank you see around our governor David hate mail from hate mails bakery overrun. Jefferson highway. If you want a break you say okay. Sounds good to me we will return with more of the food show coming to live from the French Quarter festival right here in front of Jack's in Jackson square right in front of Saint Louis cathedral there will be back with more in a moment after first please this well with we had a break just long enough to taste. The all you see when I mean. The rumbling. Okay the that thing you know whatever that. That's G that you assault case that lesbians but anyway and we are we're coming to live from Little League out in the field. We harp that in Jackson square. The part of Jackson's where that actually has grass growing unit. And though we're sitting here and talking to some of the vendors who are putting forth the food. In the solar a soccer. Two love. We were we're the meeting some of we just ahead David. 88 bill here with us. And it's. And I just took a couple of good bytes of that he Claire. And it's. It's not is riches I remember it but that's a good thing. Because I I truly get to the point where I couldn't stand to even think of eating one bite of it that's how rich it was but this is nicely balanced and it's. I think isn't and for anybody who loves chocolate. Do you have this that's pretty thick coating of chocolate fudge on the outside and then there's a chocolate kind of Bavarian cream in the middle and that to flaky sort of issue pastry issue pastry CH WX. Is the kind of patriot they used to make things like. Like a cream puffs. Things like that. So anyway it is it is good stuff here. And when Tommy Wong was here he brought up a matter that I think it's very important and that we all ought to know. Well when you're here because it makes it even more interest. And that is. This is. If food of New Orleans. Experience you are going to see lots of lots of variations on that theme. But you will not see hot dogs you will not seek hamburgers all the little things no funnel cakes and other that's realistic you'll see lots of crawfish you'll see lots of shrimp you'll see a lot of crab meat you'll see you know gum boasts jambalaya. You know the food that makes our place in the world's. Daschle. And you will not get to the end of that I can guarantee you there's no way you're in the sample everything that's here. Did you gotta love most of what you wanted to so you don't have to worry about that. 260. 187 if you wanna talk if you begin to live French Quarter festival already this year I would love to hear from you would do to your take on it. I was here for the better part of the afternoon yesterday. It was. Really crowded. They are just ringing the bells right now really for the cathedrals. But. It is just opening just now read or know it will in ten minutes is officially. And then it will all begin. I don't know how it could possibly get more crowded than it was yesterday put who knows it might. The weather could not be more perfect only it's her daughter you don't don't don't you know have but you don't need a sweater you know he'd. You do need a baseball capitol and I I would say such scream for torture. And and you know you'll have a great. Twenty stages. For music and it covers the entire range of music here in our city. But we can emphasis on jazz of course there's that's where you know the home of jazz is we are right here. 260 Su 187 years our telephone number our program today is sponsored by Catholics peace. If you know when we end the broadcast at noon today at thinkable run over there to cap XP so it's taking a jump from here. It's a it really is it's just right of the street you'll about a block and a half and they are. They are they have a of Sunday brunch they've always done so they brought true with there. And now that they are back in business they were closed for quite awhile after Katrina I mean really a long time. They. Are back again with not just the look of that wonderful old building which is. Old even by the standards of the French Quarter. It used to be part of the Ers line nuns properties. And it so. A long long. Column almost. All the way out to the fact is of little courtyard before the second and third floor you have to view them on the river. And the book but the most important thing is with the dishes that they created over there are still. Full tilt. All of them all of the kinds of things that they would know for for example they have this. Trout fish speckled Trout with. It it almost sounds like. That the typical kind with crappy trip and all that on top but there's this is a little. Different because they have crab claws. It in place of the occur crab fingers to be more exact. Just that the typical white crabmeat. And today they also loading and a couple of things like muscles and and and scalps. So it's quite a menu and it's a great looking place and it would save for a romantic evening. Or how about a romantic. Morning that might even be better. It is the great place to go calf face these since the 1899. They've been with us and they want you to come be with them. There right on Decatur street 1011 Decatur is the exact address. Cafes peace of the world and for dinner every night Wednesday through. Sunday and they have Sunday brunch every week and -- we will be back with more of the food Choi after first please this. On FM and HD on skyway and on line this is WWL radio New Orleans and WWL. FM HD one Kennard New Orleans where the news is next over most of these same frequencies. From CBS the Columbia are broadcasting system.