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Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie’s Restaurant of Saratoga Springs, NY is here with us to discuss fried chicken and more classic southern food. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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On this edition of Food Friday, Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie’s Restaurant of Saratoga Springs, NY offers his take on Southern comfort food. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

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Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie’s Restaurant of Saratoga Springs, NY is here with us to discuss fried chicken and more classic southern food. Hattie's will be the only vendor from a non-Southern state at the National Fried Chicken Festival in New Orleans, LA from Sept. 23-24. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Hattie’s Restaurant has been bringing classic Southern cooking to Saratoga Springs, New York, since 1938, when Louisiana native Hattie Gray, then a household cook, saved up enough money to start Hattie’s Chicken Shack.

Now, their traditional and timeless fare is featured in the Hattie’s Restaurant Cookbook, by Hattie’s owner and chef Jasper Alexander. This book traces the restaurant’s history from the beginning to the present through recipes, anecdotes, and photographs. From downhome jambalaya to good old-fashioned fried chicken, Alexander intertwines Hattie’s Southern roots with nostalgic homemade tastes.

Jasper Alexander studied at the Culinary Institute of America and is featured regularly in regional papers. He has also made several guest appearances on local television and radio. In 2006, he appeared on Throwdown with Bobby Flay, where he beat Flay in a chicken-frying contest.