Louisiana Eats

Hosted ByPoppy Tooker

On Louisiana Eats! NOLA food icon Poppy Tooker takes us into Louisiana's wide open fields, deep waters, bustling markets, and busy kitchens. Poppy's people are carrying on the traditions of Louisiana's wholly local but universally celebrated food, from farm to table, and sometimes barroom! Poppy roams the State to find the folks whose inspiration and innovation are taking the abundant wealth of Louisiana's food culture into the future. Let's eat!

Holy Spirits, A Quick Bite with Father Bill Dailey – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

The Reverend Father Bill Dailey, is a Catholic priest with an

 

unusual resume. Along with his holy orders, Father Bill is a lawyer,

 

law professor, instructor of philosophy, and cocktailian mentor to

 

bartenders across the country! We spoke with Father Bill about the

 

spiritual service he provides during Tales of the Cocktail and his

 

thoughts on how to imbibe with virtue.

 

Despite his wide exposure to the most cutting edge of cocktails,

 

Father Bill’s favorite drink is a gin martini, stirred, not shaken – no

 

matter what James Bond says!  To make Father Bill’s classic, just

 

combine 2 ½ ounces of gin with ½ ounce of dry vermouth in a shaker

 

filled with ice. Stir for 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled, stemmed

 

cocktail glass.

 

Add olives or a lemon twist and then – it’s bottoms up!

 

Bless you, Father Bill!