Who invented the poor boy sandwich? Who put the sizzle in a classic New Orleans steak and how did such a dish spread throughout the county? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the new WYES’ latest local documentary, New Orleans Food Memories.
Interviewed in New Orleans Food Memories:
Actor and choreographer Vernel Bagneris; Chef and restaurant owner John Besh; Chef and restaurant owner Leah Chase; restaurant owner Tommy Cvitanovich; Randy Fertel, son of Ruth Fertel, founder of Ruth’s Chris Steak House; New Orleans restaurant reviewer and talk show host Tom Fitzmorris; musician Doctor John; Albert Ledner, son of Beulah Ledner, inventor of the doberge cake; Tommy Mandina, owner of Mandina’s Restaurant; cameraman Kenneth Palmer; food writer Sarah Roahen and author/cooking school teacher Poppy Tooker.
New Orleans Food Memories premiered on WYES Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 7pm.