Matt Murphy

This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll hear from Liz Williams, the director of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, who will talk about her new book, New Orleans: A Food Biography. We'll also hear from Chef Matt Murphy about how and why he celebrates St. Patrick's Day with gratitude.

Plus, Ian McNulty swings by to chat about a great spot in Port Allen for Cajun meats and boudin.

This week on Louisiana Eats! Chef Jeff Henderson talks about his transformation from prison inmate to head chef at the Bellagio in Las Vegas; Chef Matt Murphy recounts his near-fatal encounter with flesh-eating bacteria; and writer Molly Birnbaum regains her sense of smell after losing it in an automobile accident.

Whether you're off the coast of Africa, traipsing the streets of Dublin, or nestled in Louisiana, traditions are a part of any culture. Chef Brian Landry discusses his travels to the Canary Islands in search of tradition; Chef Matt Murphy remembers St. Patrick's Day traditions in his native Ireland; and the Crescent City Farmer's Market shares the New Orleans' tradition of St. Joseph's Day. 

Ripening on the Vine

Mar 9, 2011

Oeufs a la Bechamel

Serves 4

6 hard boiled eggs
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon sugar
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper

Poppy's "From Scratch" Chicken Stew and Dumplings (Serves 6 - 8)

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
Flour for dredging
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 chopped onion
1 chopped bellpepper
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 bottle of beer and 1 cups chicken stock or water
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. thyme
1 bay leaf
2 T hot sauce
Salt, cayenne and black pepper to taste
1 bunch thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped parsley