EA1008: Okraphobia

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Title Okraphobia
Transcript Okraphobia
Coauthor Rob DeBorde
Show # EA1008
Original Air Date


Topics Okra, Okra's Slime, Frying, Canning, Pickling
Synopsis     Culinary superstars come in all shapes and sizes, but none is more misunderstood than the much-maligned Southern mystery known as okra. Is it a slimy seedpod or pan-fried powerhouse? Join Alton Brown as he explores this versatile veggie from the inside out, separates the ooze from the "ahs," and turns a bad case of "okraphobia" into a craving for all things okra. (foodtv.com)
Recipes 1) Okra and Tomatoes
2) Pickled Okra
3) Wet Fried Okra
Dry Fried Okra
Show No. 159th
FN's Info

FN's Show Info

The Locations Crystal Organic Farm
    Newborn, GA 30056
Where's the
Title From?
"_______phobia", fear of something, usually the prefix is a Latin derivative of the word and not the word itself.

    For the record: lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables and cibophobia is the fear food

September 26, 2006

DSU's 'Fighting Okra' mascot lands spot on Food Network show
The Clarion-Ledger

    Delta State University’s “Fighting Okra” mascot landed a leading role on The Food Network’s Good Eats, a family cooking show starring Alton Brown.
    The episode, Okraphobia, will premiere at 9 p.m. Wednesday with additional air dates at midnight Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday, 1 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Oct. 6.
    The Fighting Okra, whose original 1998 costume was handsewn from a green sleeping bag, nailed a new costume for the gig.
    “We had been in the talks of getting a new one for a while and once we got the call from the folks at Good Eats, that did spur along the process,” said Jason Umfress, director of career services and assistant to the vice president for student services at Delta State.
    “He took a unique look at what good could come from okra,” Umfress said of Brown.
    Delta State’s official mascot is The Statesman. The Fighting Okra is its popular unofficial mascot.

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