Louisiana Eats!
4:30 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Extended Summer: Hot Dogs, Picnics And Kids

The growing popularity of Louisiana's gourmet sausage vendors has helped catapult the local hot dog scene into the national dialogue.
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Since summer lasts longer in Louisiana than other parts of the country, we're extending our coverage of summer foods and traditions. You'll need to pack up the picnic basket for this week's show.

We'll speak with two hot dog experts: one local vendor and one national scholar. Skip Murray is The Hot Dog Man behind the popular New Orleans chain Dat Dog and we'll speak to him about the booming popularity his stores have experienced in the short years they've been open. And then we're joined by Bruce Kraig, author of Man Bites Dog.

Plus, Dr. Gourmet joins us to talk about the safety precautions to take for your next picnic and Clare Crespo is sure to bring out your inner-child with her kid's show, Yummy Fun Kooking.

Asian Cole Slaw (Serves 6 – 8)

1 small cabbage

4 tablespoons sesame oil

½ cup rice wine vinegar

½ teaspoon chili oil

1 tablespoon sugar

¼ teaspoon salt


Finely shred the cabbage.  Whisk the sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and chili oil and toss with the cabbage.  Sprinkle on the sugar and salt and toss.  Taste to adjust seasonings, adding more salt, sugar and chili oil if needed and chill until serving.

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