That's the theme of the television program that incorporates
great cooking with music, tours of great cities and much more. It's
mixed into a one huge pot of
gumbo we call Jazz Brunch TV.
The Jazz Brunch TV show is produced by the Culinary Institute of New Orleans
association with Marketing
A.P.S. of New Orleans and currently airs several
times a week on WLAE-TV
32, one of two local Public Broadcasting stations in the New Orleans
area. The show is a regional PBS TV
show that airs in the New Orleans broadcast area, and into Mississippi on cable.
Jazz Brunch TV is hosted by Bob Koehl alongside
the Head Chef of the Culinary Institute of New Orleans, Lonnie
Varisco who showcase a number of regional dishes on each show along with
a few new twists on how to create them. Dishes like Crawfish
Stuffed Pork Chops, Chicken
and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, New
Orleans BBQ Shrimp and Marinated
Crab Claws are some of the featured items that are prepared on the shows.
The shows are taped at the Chef's Table Restaurant at
the Culinary Institute. A cooking segment with the Culinary Institute is featured
in every episode.
The remainder of the shows format is wide open, spotlighting Louisiana
people, culture, businesses, and arts.
The show is also featuring a wide variety of segments videotaped in other regions.
Chicagos episode showcases a gospel church, and building with insulated
concrete forms (ICF) Concrete
Homes. Houstons episode profiles a non-profit home for the
developmentally handicapped, where its residents produce beautiful handicrafts making
the best efforts they can to provide for themselves.
Episodes on Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Jacksonville, Florida and Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina have also been produced. Another special episode covers the New
Orleans convention of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).
Jazz Brunch TV will also be going on the road this year to present special events
featuring many of the stars of this special series. Check back with this site
to learn more about these events.