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.
WWL’s Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks food, cooking, recipes, restaurants, wine and dining with WWL callers.
WWL’s Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks food, cooking, recipes, restaurants, wine and dining with WWL callers.
WWL’s Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks food, cooking, recipes, restaurants, wine and dining with WWL callers.
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Welcome back we're coming to you live from Jackson square are all right and it is the 34 annual. French Quarter festival. The we we saw something that was really amazing. Ten minutes ago. They opened up the gates with the day here at Jackson's where for the foods died. Tim did disseminating out and you could watch the people as they spread out through the square which we saw this the Alex Klein is with that he used the boss man to do sure anyway of by the court two sisters. Whose Booth is right next hour's wages they immediately next door. And I'd do come going in that one of the things you'd have mr. turtle soup which I think it's really yeah. Yeah and his so what else do you have young and one other thing we have a crawfish the lead it's like crime crop is shots on please. Louise was mine Ian. She's no longer witnesses my uncle Joe's wife. Or all his movies I remember that that was. That was sorrowful yes but you know what this yet. They Levy yeah. That's that's right that's not fair part of the data cereal and going into this square trying to find their spot for the day it's on it and we look forward that every every year there really is up. And and that they well for me I'm always just look at for the food and interest that you know. For me I'll catch up with the rest of them later nobody meaning you get into the shade near it is near the hand or they go to C on every year it's always fun yeah well you know that's that's part of what's gone on over the court two sisters lately. We've been real busy bestowed the brunt seven days that we go for gainers well you know everybody loves that Brian yeah so called me about it all the time. Yeah we're definitely known for the brunch and what is he all the time and dinner you know trying to view. News and business that way that you know we're no for the brunch and it's been great so right you know the season and and it's been it's been a wonderful. Couple months now well x.'s it's not gonna go away any time soon know summarizes. A few months away and we don't think about that you got Heidi. Probably to July the fourth and then you know they'll go on vacation you can it. Okay yeah that's all right. I'd tell me but the turtle soup first of all this is happening actually you know kinda like turtle in it. It does have some eternally. You know we've been doing the same way for a long time in it's. We got her own little deal and it's it's been it's been really good so yeah. It is good I mean I in fact you know like I'm out there at least once a year for our. Mike lasted just with high school we have. A reunion every year we always through the court at two sisters is Joseph Klein. He's one of us call it the best time of the year right between Christmas in the right between Christmas and New Year's it's always a lot of fun to do that. But for the last twenty years so the odd trait for that lunch was the possible. And I've I've had a by the notify us of who go for a while it should know them have them report again. But the so I always as it was forget about this though they'll bring me that. Bring me Opel turtles and that's part first almighty is of the yes it certainly make them realize that you sometimes get trying to commandeer McNair here if you're feeling up to it that day again those of Lugo that we don't we should assert that more often but we just feed after you guys I don't data you know we will you know there is something since you mentioned things that you used to have argument you're war. Sometimes it. It was a dish called. On trial peacocks and New Year's gonna say oh you're gonna say that but it was actually you beat ditch. And obviously this must but some sort of production program a problem too. Why it why that is and on the menu or it may just speed. The if I described as the people that most people probably see. What if if yes it that it is that this it was appalled I think that is that the fish was poached or if it was it was roiled something pretty straightforward. And then surrounding it. Where slices of kiwi fruit strawberries bananas. Raises the fact that all our content out grapes. And it was it was all this fresh fruit in the song much. Which at that time I remember this being something like twenty maybe thirty years ago. People will hear that just think it was crazy but now the idea epic. A lightly prepared fish with some fresh fruit now I would think would. You pick it yet you know we haven't you me I've executives just doing this for a long time we have a new paean to shaft and they've gotten directory so they changed and and you pretty frequently that's good and and I think that's nine hasn't cycled back in Manhattan it and that's it and put it back on for elderly yeah. We write special times maybe that could you wanna discuss currency. And what we're getting into the time of year when what just above all the time these days few years serving you know on the courtyard which is. Just a beautiful beautiful. Place if I could have nice weather every game he had beautiful and we don't we know we have it today that it we had this weather all the time we would all be really be busy every day of the week we never get a break in the wonderful thing you know. Yeah well the right time a year but you know other than that you know life isn't too too bad you're on balance I think we could stand. I take really really hot Summers of her really really cold winters always going north and east and I don't I don't I don't miss that too much you that's no good. Yeah up by my daughter's. My son to come to think of it for a while there. After Katrina were up in Washington DC. And then it's not the coldest weather round but I think it is that nastiness I got a lot of I its last night hours left out of Philadelphia and it's it's you know that it doesn't snow and coffee kids and it's slash U rainy and cold it's immeasurable via completely room. Well anyway what makes a stop but it is known to adult gallons and gallons and gallons of yours turtle soup today. And you know that would make it we didn't I didn't dig into this other thing. Crawfish and we used yeah. What is that it's a crop is casserole it's got that call a time. It's hot yet all it's like a stuffing casserole it's got parmesan cheese bread crumbs. Mushrooms. New Louisiana crawfish tails on garlic on you know like it's stuff and it just. You know electric that Castro she really got its gonna day when it's not super hot like it is today. And it's kind of different whatever else is doing it here's what I I know it and sensitive to the fact that. You have enough ideas to go around are already in the last game you have another idea but when Uighurs were describing that the images of the game and in my mind. Same exact stuff. Put on top of the oyster shell into the job. We thought about doing it like try and now we thought about doing it in a rap like in you wrap it up inside of the pastry or something and but you know try to keep it simple out here the more stuff two at the market. I know a year ago when you meet other out child top oysters out of that idea. Because that's. But there's always this problem you know you've got oysters Rockefeller. The voices from would be into. Which you need a third when yup balance it out you know you can't. What that that's got to bring a Picasso back on the January to try to prop the so easily stolen idea that you ladies and gentlemen you were listening to it when the pledge was made and if we if they ever actually happens you could say. That guy. Delete FitzGerald he really knows what he's doing I'm calling you show next week Italy captain Kelly we we we are honored our pledge in the process on the menu there we go. Anyway Alex thank you for dropping by and then it's his stand is right it's your coming in right across from. From Saint Louis with the rule. And you just penetrate through that walkway just head towards your left. And you'll see it's one of the first ones there and the 22 really good dishes over the India turtle soup and the crawfish leads to get right you did. What a nice talking thank you Graham thanks for dropping in and know you're busy now that from now till you closed its gonna be dots that they thought yeah that's gonna excellent. We're having a good time here it's I hope it's. It's obvious. Read this whole the guy by the name of Mike is on the phone. If only I could see. It. Mike welcome to the food show. Well good morning. We will witness sitting here oh hoping everything continues like this forever. I'm telling you Leo. You could do on. One happens though. I do it for the small batch. But I don't know I I will do well I do it in the open for anything more than say a two and a half three pounds. OK but my question but what about them which you won New York to bar having done. The small batch or Europe or aren't about being big but people okay you picture you by heads on Trent. And you that essentially. You. You rinse them in the oven. I mean in the yes excuse me and you shake off the excess. And you put this you know baking dish that's about maybe an inch and half two inches deep metal dish or glass dish would work to. Am very glad OK that's fine you can could put it in the air and then that you you preheat the oven to a but at least 75. And you. And you put your shrimp in the first and then you. Put. So shop a little bit chop Corley this is not a Corley fish you should for like three pounds. Like two with three pot of cloves of garlic will be enough chopped up sprinkling it around. Lemon juice just give adequate squeeze over the whole thing and then you come back with chunks of butter not melt the butter but you take. Take sticks of butter and you'll need it but a whole pound for this. Bunker and cut it up into squares throat on top of the trip and then come back with a freshly opened can of black pepper. And you'd just. Copper at the entire thing until it is black. Regret that in the oven. You let it rip forum but. I find it takes about fifteen minutes. And at that point open the open and take Q Euro big kitchen spoon. And move everything around so you your check and make sure there's no he tripped left to you when everything to be. To be you know turn great ground. And it democratic future. If you reach that point you might already be there you might have need to cook it a little bit longer. That's about it and don't forget to toast to French bread so you can. Junket in this office. Okay you were. All I I didn't mention that but yet you can put a few swear to that and I don't. I'd note there are a lot of recipes that use quite a lot of that in the air I don't personally I don't think that's a good idea. But I can put a few shots at it here. Okay one. By you. Yeah thank you so yeah it's the food show. We will come back with more evident the moment after first please this hello there it's the food show. On the big 870 WWL I WWO 15 point three FM and you never know when you run into it the French Quarter festival. I don't think he has both here you don't do you do only that you'll cable that I would be backup business. Find out. More it's fully goes. Which is down on the on the buy you mean literally. Down there. Explain to me that name because this is this curious little twist to it. Well but I was going to school. When you little feet everybody gets that make me wanna. It is. Wouldn't wizard morris' for when it was all bought towards. The capsule. It's a Microsoft normally polio and so why why well my last day was full we don't fully on okay right so lovely became Foleo rise it was to be fair of audio. And that you seem to have adopted it yeah because you're there it is on the your T shirt and everywhere else throughout nobody. Not at that people don't even know who our roommate who LL I you have to tell me every time. Because I always forget it but it's a good story yeah what did you bring to for us to adultery. Well that's a bomb smother Rappaport wars. Don't cute little caves are cold flow does this have kind of like that that debris kind of quality yes it is a new cookie there off walls home that that not that it's that. That should be really great I got a taste. In our armed robbery and five fortunate as roast beef you know makes a big big statement that beef does this you don't rabbit is so subtle. But nobody had I mean you know you are the couple was some that nobody did I've never heard of that before it but it sounds wonderful there's a lot of rabbits at the ball you know enough. But I'll bet that's true. You can almost make that your model life didn't know it takes a lot of rabbits to oh absolutely data files of mine and actually sold me some meat that they want to take our message via. So that made him wanna make it. Drop bought the ball close you know whatever they'd be home to go late ours and it federal Lauren. Yeah I hear that the ball loose rabbits or even faster than the ones that have Soria who can catch the we are you where is your both located amid. Jack's reports are you all yup that's the bill would this year that they write about it it's been around right. Three years the volume but it first army put stage. Old soul yet and so it's got the whole program right yeah. We'll go at what you servant. While. I got are got smothered rabbit or boy or yeah you just drive parts bought it off with crawfish. Roles it's a home. What and it's the same. Is this crop is this the out into an eight round. Well I did not the end of the world right up into so much easier role there and stuff to do that I would think so I've got some might order form odd that you well I. You're lucky. That that's the case is who the longest recipe in my cookbook. Is. Crawfish disk yap and the worst part of it is stuff but the head which I refused to do I'd just I'd make this nothing. But then I'd fry him and put admit right before you serve that you get all the other is there. And and it just comes out so I just took us out well directly above there are a lot of people who don't consider it as real profits this time don't have the stuff cats but. But we ran out I sold fifteen I don't know. Last few days really unfortunately. The lady that role before we got sick at home. The rest of us but up out. I was able to replace it with crabmeat booted a ball which we make a direct cause that that's helped you don't special white meat with. Walk me enough for the plot goes from as flavor does it as more flavor than anything right you know onion bell pepper celery. Olympic break ground and has some rice roll up. And they also sounds good to me now. I'm not clear in my mind even though you told me but fifty times where exactly Foleo its restaurant news while we always Darren apart. The last restaurant. C please get on no feet highway Seattle people rolls out we want now is victory to Leo colonel world mobile. And you go all the way down to in the cold and courage you know. Again it would like twelve miles past that you don't want to weigh in at one way with the. Yeah well. It's a classic no Louisiana thing I remember when I was growing up my uncle used to take B when he went fission. And that he Pete did all his fishing on a velcro island had there was a bar there by the name of the end of the world and it really was you've got to the end of that road you had come to the end of the world well. Without that didn't rule but you can see it from you could. There is still little at least one more ball. If that's good yes good at what they exit drop and ended thanks for being here all right you know moment to slip away are you over the Al camping out other. If you go to make a pass flock brings stuff walk you don't know that I'll bulk of all right cool by amnesty. Yeah was also what thanks for coming on appreciate you. Boldly go or is that one of those lucky people who can be identified immediately by just one name you know don't you wish you were like that. Yes well we're coming up to a little news breaker Rudy here. Then after that we will have more of the food show coming to live from. Jackson square and the French Quarter festival which stretches. All the way from the old. New Orleans didn't all the way to canal street and it is JE NN. With people eating and drinking and listening to music hello it's the food show coming to live from the French Quarter festival which is filling up rapidly and the you can hear the music coming from the get Jason stages there are twenty stages. Of music here. And there aren't 72. Food vendors food or drink. Scattered all around it ranges from snow balls all the way up to like for example here at a little dish. Crab claws with. Of kind of up almost like a well I'd just like rebel though. And at that comes from Dallas twice I think it that we have this this is Erica stuff melatonin stuff planters agents. And that's from two jags and this is the boiled beef brisket that to reject it's really famous for. And but they skipped it last year. And here they are back again so somebody must to hold the substance. Or let's people crying but at that could be it too the the park true. We were right here in the middle Jackson square just outside of Saint Louis could be true and these places filling up. And it is as I promised earlier it's like a complete spread. It's ages and everything else. Lot of little little kids lot of older people. A lot of really gorgeous young women you know that's just think I could not say that is a good sound bad. Note. But anyway it's a a beautiful place a beautiful place to be and everybody's smiling and everybody's eating in having something to drink. And of meeting up with those some of the shots who were here to have a lot of good ones. You know the new way this has always worked the rule of the French Quarter festival. Is that the the food purveyors are all restaurants I don't know if you noticed that toward. All. Except this guy who thought but I guess who comes by just now it's chef Andrea. And he has a ditch. Egg plant crab cakes. He had its. Eggplant parmesan yep there it is and and crawfish ravioli. And why do. And that the Kress yeah you. You've been putting this on for you could come to this for a long. Time haven't yeah yeah you're up with one of those on so we can. Urea. Now I'm I'm gonna push you aside for a minute because snot knocked on it heat up pushed him away a twice already weeping for other people. Hang on Alicia and a big hurry. Via it's. If that. Two that we would just sitting here eating the brisket just like just as you're walking up hope you enjoyed it oh yeah we we certainly are. It was last year that you missed it or not you changed it we didn't serve Atlanta in the service last two years. This tells me that maybe somebody told it's just a few people to step up. All of that. Well it's mark flattered by the way folks he's the man who runs two rejects these days the second oldest freshman in the while Owens since 1918 skews it. Eighteen. Six B 5656. Just celebrated a 106260. Years ago. Well you know there's not many like that not very many and although the bill but restaurant. Started out with a tones specialties. And over the years it became like supreme for some of those. Like the trip rubble lies in the U risk it all that. But tell you that the improvement view it may have been used since you took over is I just think. Fantastic thing I really really love it. It is it is made it. A different kind of restaurant. And one with everything I look forward restaurant which is good food good service and a and a cool looking new oil and kind of a place which it certainly is. It was I don't know if you know we recently had a chip soc writer. Oh did true he's I think he's our collective shout but did hear that now that you mention it DC he's the Boston is the boss he's put his foot on the menu as well he's a good guy. And he's also good he. To me we better CNET. He spells it names U Wyatt retirement. That's a running joke and show by the way it's not about him that's another guy Paul's the only area. He's guy but it's a key U of them you know. Oh. I don't know what else he is serving a million a couple of things ourselves since they want it done brisket and the secret stuff both on is that what this is. Yes OK that walked in without might see him so like it we added new cold out in the shoot the crap follow Obama. Those are great that's a rather rips laws but they really aren't there yet some points have been little more refreshing and conditions. You know dwell on them the wrong with that. Yesterday was. Insanely busy here. The busiest day not seen since the great I was gonna ask you whether it was that that way for you too is a great day he couldn't ask for better weather. A union and today too it's just gorgeous the whole week it's been great yeah well you know we we get it when we get it to make the most of it. Well thanks for dropping in appreciate it I know you probably have more than a few things to get them but I'm about it the concerned. And it's more risky you know he'll wind god thank you Siegel it. That's. Mark letter he. He took over two jags when his father who had been running it for thirty some years passed away. And if I had told him exactly what to do like I don't know like myself but if I were to tell him. This is what you wanna do with two chicks. I I wouldn't of had to because she didn't anyway without any help from vehicle that he needed him. And if you haven't been to Jackson alone time with that went on the list you really you know it's it's a great place now speaking of great places here at chef Andrea. Who has just popped in what is all this with a little I have we have court so we'll put that thing on so we can hear. What that's why I guess they favor a bank have cake all of them yeah so it's it's like a crab cake. Except that the cake its main island of grimy. I anything out tethering it's got I was there was a point. They went in egg plant and then you put crap you know and I mean it's active it's inside or off salute. Oh yeah. It's a lot of packets they're friends I mean bad successful and I felt if I could see how people would love this you know there's a lot of crab meat and yet Aaliyah. Then we again plan. Did plant doesn't look like eggplant but that's like because god what do wouldn't mind coming back at Atlanta. And I thank you mean yielding. And then at the justice of the Saudi plan on how I'm making nice wonderful most see but salary leaked French amusing for us. Fresh herbs and and I kind of map with the Grammy. Bombers and cheese and wrote a nightly so phenomenal and as soon Crimea top. Well it works well I'm glad that this LA Vega in Hollywood and charging this twenty bucks ten dollars ten dollars you know them. And then cramming idealism made it's just what you serve I mean I yelled at the department that I hate us yeah. Exactly. The this is what you serve but is it out and yeah well that's a hell of a deal unbelievable for granting immunity lump crab we sell on the that I can act to keep. Keep backing given up just. The on going all in all that moment anything. I'd been coming down that's across Asia believe this is crawfish trivia that's another virus to be retrieved. I'd cement ties back cookbook like which in the end right now. Which made it together which I'm very proud of it. Coming fast bus assembly now only with threats was yeah I crawfish. Tossed to get it within a school that's on right tomato onions garlic. Fresh herbs and Crawford so fresh off officially in a Crawford and I make Microsoft's very very nice and rich on the flare up tick off. This guy off. This effect on the guys that want the best in the show what's that they see eight print from a general Regina eggplant army John Amaechi yeah and when. Best sport that he is in that this year at. Threat that we are contest yes it did when did they do that people voted. Well the that there are different and I was very proud to hear that the what's wanted to selected forward this year and it showed you the addition. Of the French where offense so. Unites upon these are all new. Not yet known any him apart in French boyfriend. Because it's an Telerate. Being done driving habits die for and a crab cake is in and what about this that's a planet one again this is an eggplant parmesan yet okay. And that's the one that won the ditch that's corrected understand that we. President Elaine very good it is and it's all fresh fresh nasal fracture cut that she's fresh mozzarella. And go fashion a plan like tomato base of songs layups and laid they can menial and bombs and she's. Mania that's. It could certainly be that so yeah. Well thanks to drop out semis now that let this out I wait no your outlook all we on a quarter of Americans. In right on the business side. Please come see us now that's like Illinois and why the Communist zealotry you know that well itself part of the family you know fairly that should we call the wheelchair to get you'll look back as I know you're at the same age as me I lost fifteen pounds you did in oh congratulations you know that their before is that it Tulane 9000 steps you know have Alina. Yes to that be too late 2000 step back and I. It was Andrea that if they hit that you some of them have yet and he is here is actually at the. French Quarter festival as he is every year so if you wanna. Tell him some more ask him something. Go ahead but whatever he says about me it's not true I'm telling. It's not true and we will come back with more of the food chill the moment but first please that's good on just sit here and attend and I keep being. Met by a whole bunch of shots I think we've talked to about it doesn't shifts already that an early and they keep coming in and telling me what they're up to. Very proud to be here. It's French Quarter festival. It's becoming everybody's favorite fast it's free I don't think I mention that once it is free to come here. And you can stay all day long listen to the music. And really enjoy yourself here at Jackson square or any of the other parts of this downtown in the French Quarter. Where you could listen to music in the bias snack or or a full fledged courts even some of these are pretty big. The food you pay for it you go as well as the drinks but really build the whole event itself history. So take advantage of that you know I'm glad they in a way that. I.'s site about it's up about to dive into. Commercial or brand for boys and I'm glad that branch or voice it's closed on Sunday because you wouldn't want to compete with this festival it is. How he would everybody's everybody's here and everybody to love and it. But tomorrow you know at lunch. When you go looking around for your path latter red beans and rice is I always do. Brand for boys will be there they just made that that that date you know. As they always. Have red beans on the menu no matter what day of the week it is and they do. More than. Wonderful style with a and they'll top that with just about anything you want to I'm always looking for places that it hot sausage and it. But anyway it is. French Quarter festival town now but it's also all. Weeklong except for Sunday's. You can get it all at so parades or weighs in Metairie or in Kenner. Let's see Joseph is on hold Joseph welcome to the food show. Why aren't there. How accurate that you could provide. Illegal immigration virtual. Exit. What char grilled shark off a couple of sharp roiled oysters is that what you're saying. Yeah what part of town you. Well we're live in battered but we've heard that they're frequently. Okay well the rest. At that invented the dish. Is problems. And and there is I think they set the standard they they use nice big oysters that. They have just the right toppings on it. And not I just love those I never get tired of B. But bistro Orleans. That's I think it nice job with a they were on I'll also by the battery. On west esplanade. Just off the causeway boulevard. But really this is a pitch that almost every body of the cities make it now especially if they have oysters at all for something else. It is becoming incredibly popular so. Easy to find. I hope you find it if you need some more call me but so we've come to the end of the hour and I've got to shut up for a few minutes you are listening to the food show coming to live from the French Quarter festival here at Jackson square yet just getting started here at the French Quarter festival wanna get over here yourself we've we've missed you. I mean you think you can. And I hate to think that you're missing on this grateful. WWL. Radio New Orleans WWL FM HB one Kenner New Orleans. 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