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Fun Funky and Almost Famous - Louisiana Eats - It's New Orleans

Fun Funky and Almost Famous - Louisiana Eats - It's New Orleans

It s a common fact of life that there is more to people and things than meets the eye. For example, many people know New Orleans artist Thomas Mann for his jewelry and metal sculptures, but may have been unfamiliar with his interest with food. An accomplished cook and self styled ovo lacto piscean vegetarian, Thomas will get to show off his chops on Food Network s new competitive cooking show "All Star Academy," which premieres Sunday, March 1 at 8 p.m. He gives us the scoop on his network debut and what audiences can expect to tune into. Louisiana Eats roving reporter Jyl Benson is more than just a longtime contributor to our show. She s also a prolific food writer and, most recently, author of a new cookbook "Fun, Funky and Fabulous New Orleans Casual Restaurant Recipes." Along with collaborator Sam Hanna, Jyl discusses how the book came together, both offering an in depth look at their approach to food photography. Also, Chris Boucher, industrial hemp advocate, explains the benefits