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food network airs new orleans

Beau Noppatee | Dec 30, 2003 01:29 PM

Do New Orleans chowhounds have any feedback on the food network special, “After Midnight” that aired this weekend? It covered many New Orleans chefs and their recipes, including the chefs of Dooky Chase, Belle Forche, drinks at the Sazerac bar, La Penice, Rock n’ Bowl, Restaurant August, and Audrey George.

I have never been to any of them, but after watching Dooky Chase stir the hell out of bread pudding, I’m sure I’ll never go there. Give me plump morsels of bread, from stale cubes that are guaranteed to retain their body, suspended in a light pudding. (I’ve even had cake, angel food cake, and croissants in place of bread.) But never in good faith can I encourage stirring the bread into mush, ever. Mais, jamais.

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