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Eat Food Made by Andrew Zimmern and Support the Crescent City Farmer's Market

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It's almost time for a rare-ish celebrity chef sighting in New Orleans: Andrew Zimmern, the Bizarre Foods guy and host of MSN's web series Appetite for Life, is going to be at the Crescent City Farmer's Market in Mid City next Thursday. The appearance starts at 3pm, at which time Zimmern and WWNO's Poppy Tooker will cruise around the market, buy some produce and seafood and then cook up some sthrimp etouffee. The event is being recorded for an episode of Appetite for Life as well as for Tooker's radio show, Louisiana Eats.

Oh, and about that Appetite for Life thing: Zimmern, who has been pretty honest about his struggles with drug addiction, alcoholism and homelessness, calls the show a "Southern road trip for good." Samples of the etouffee that he and Tooker are making "will be given in exchange for contributions in any amount to support community programming at the Crescent City Farmers Market."

Here's the press release with all the deets:

Andrew Zimmern & Poppy Tooker Cook for a Cause at the Crescent City Farmers Market Thursday, January 26

NEW ORLEANS - Join James Beard Award-winning TV food personality Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" and MSN's new "Appetite for Life with Andrew Zimmern," and WWNO "Louisiana Eats!" host Poppy Tooker as they cook up shrimp etouffee for the crowd at the Mid-City location of the Crescent City Farmers Market (3700 Orleans Ave, in the parking lot of the American Can Apartments) Thursday, January 26, beginning at 3pm. Tastes of the authentic New Orleans dish will be given in exchange for contributions in any amount to support community programming at the Crescent City Farmers Market. Watch Zimmern and Tooker shop for ingredients directly from local farmers and fishers at the market, then learn how to make the iconic dish. The free event will be recorded for an upcoming episode of the new MSN web series "Appetite for Life with Andrew Zimmern" and Poppy Tooker's "Louisiana Eats!" radio program on WWNO 89.9FM.

Who: Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" & WWNO's "Louisiana Eats!" Poppy Tooker

When: 3:00-5:00pm, Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Where: Crescent City Farmers Market, 3700 Orleans Ave., in the parking lot of the American Can Apartments

What: a cooking demonstration and sampling of shrimp etouffee during a taping for MSN's new web series "Appetite for Life with Andrew Zimmern" and WWNO "Louisiana Eats!" interview with Zimmern and host Poppy Tooker; samples will be given in exchange for contributions in any amount to support community programming at the Crescent City Farmers Market

Twitter: @ccfmtweets, @andrewzimmern, @appforlife, @poppyt, @wwno

Sample Tweet: @andrewzimmern and @poppyt cook for a cause @ccfmtweets. Sample shrimp etouffee and support the CCFM 3pm Thurs. Jan. 26, 3700 Orleans Ave.

Crescent City Farmers Market is a project of marketumbrella.org. The producer-only, year-round farmers market operates weekly, rain or shine, Tuesdays from 9am-1pm at 200 Broadway St., Thursdays from 3-7pm at 3700 Orleans Ave. and Saturdays from 8am-12noon at 700 Magazine St. Crescent City Farmers Market gladly accepts credit, debit and electronic benefit transfer cards (for SNAP, or food stamps) at the market welcome tent. marketumbrella.org, an independent 501(c)3 organization, cultivates the field of public markets for public good.

· Marketumbrella.org [Official Site]
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Crescent City Farmer's Market

3700 Orleans Ave., New Orleans, LA

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