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Sat May 1, 2010
Take Your Mama to the Market
New Orleans, LA –
Hi, this is Richard McCarthy with the WWNO Farmers Market Minute Do you remember when Creole cream cheese defined breakfast in New Orleans? If not, ask your mama. Served with Pontchatoula strawberries, turbinado sugar and swimming in a pool of golden cream, Creole cream cheese now rests comfortably on the Slow Food's Ark of Taste. Though still threatened by the homogenizing effects of modernity, this unique Louisiana dairy product is on sale at area farmers markets thanks to the heroic efforts of the late great chef Jamie Shannon, farmer Kenny Mauthe and culinary activist Poppy Tooker (who in 2000 partnered to reinvent tradition). With Mother's Day upon us, why not bring your mama to the market for a stroll down memory lane together. To find out more, log onto wwno dot org.
For the Farmers Market Minute, this is Richard McCarthy.