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Andrew Zimmern at Crescent City Farmers Market 

  We're accustomed to seeing food TV personality Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel, hosting his globetrotting Bizarre Foods show. This Thursday, Jan. 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can see him at the Mid-City edition of the Crescent City Farmers Market (3700 Orleans Ave.) cooking up nothing so bizarre as shrimp etouffee.

  Zimmern is in town taping material for his MSN web series, Appetite for Life with Andrew Zimmern, and for this farmers market cooking segment he'll team up with Poppy Tooker, host of the Louisiana Eats! program on WWNO 89.9 FM.

  Zimmern and Tooker will shop for ingredients from vendors at the Thursday afternoon market, prepare a festival-sized serving and then offer samples to market shoppers in exchange for contributions. Funds raised will benefit Crescent City Farmers Market community programming. The Thursday farmers market will be open for business as usual until 7 p.m.

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