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Market, September 13, 2011 | 9 am - 1 pm
It's football season again, and you know that that means: plenty of pig skin parties and tailgating! Prepare for game day by shopping at our weekly markets. Here are a few menu ideas from our Tuesday market: Start off with Bloody Marys using Briarhill Farm's Bloody Mary mix and a crudite platter with local vegetables and Jimmy Hadden's homemade ranch or blue cheese dressings.
Market, September 15, 2011 | 3 pm - 7 pm
Continuing with our game day party theme, pick up more goodies for Sunday's Saints game against the Chicago Bears at this Thursday's market. For those of you who prefer ready-to-eat meals, stock up on tamales and spinach & artichoke dip from Pam Warner, a.k.a. Hot Tamale Mama. Hearty, healthy soups from Vintage Garden Kitchen make great post-game day recovery meals.
Market, September 17, 2011 | 8 am - 12 noon
Come by the Saturday market to round out your game day party shopping. For snacks, grab a large sleeve of kettle corn from Ye Olde Kettle Cooker and some of Isabel Mendez's homemade salsas and chips. Bill Ryals' raw goat and cow milk cheddars are a great addition to any cheese plate. For an entree that will please your team, pick up seafood, sausage and okra from the market to make this week's featured recipe: Poppy Tooker's Diaspora Gumbo.
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Nothing makes a Saints game party like a a big pot of gumbo. Crescent City Farmers Market Cookbook author and Louisiana Eats radio host (tune in at WWNO 89.9 FM on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at noon) Poppy Tooker offers this easily adaptable recipe for her Diaspora Gumbo. This recipe can be used to make seafood gumbo, chicken and andouille gumbo or any combination of the two, and then some.