Spice of Life
You have two more weeks to partake in Wolfe's of New Orleans' (7224 Pontchartrain Blvd., 284-6004) monthlong Tabasco extravaganza. During both lunch and dinner, Chef Tom Wolfe is concocting specials like grilled scallops with Tabasco barbecue glaze; pork chops injected with Tabasco's Garlic Pepper Sauce and served with wild rice and a goat cheese flan; and duck pastrami po-boys drizzled with Tabasco-spiked tomato gastrique. According to Wolfe (and I concur), the Tabasco-fest is in line with his everyday style of "bold flavors." Although Wolfe always uses Tabasco products in his cooking, he'll prepare these special dishes through Thursday, Feb. 7.
Catch Shirley Brown of Mrs. Brown's Seasonings at the Crescent City Farmer's Market at 11 a.m. on Jan. 22. Roland Parny, chef at Gamble's Red Bike (746 Tchoupitoulas St., 529-2453) will be there at 10 a.m. the following Saturday. The Tuesday market is at 200 Broadway St. and runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Saturday market is at 700 Magazine St. and runs from 8 a.m. to noon. The Thursday market is at 3700 Orleans Ave. and runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 861-5898 or visit www.loyola.edu/ccfm.
Off the Menu at Commander's Palace, the television program from Turner South that debuted throughout most of the Southeast last summer, is finally airing locally. Beginning Jan. 13, you can view the weekly show on WWL-TV at 10:35 p.m. Sundays. The first 16 episodes mostly feature the late Commander's Chef Jamie Shannon.