Louisiana Eats

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!

Halloween Treats That Are Beyond Delicious

Halloween Treats That Are Beyond Delicious
October 25, 2014

On this week’s program we speak to Manbo Sallie Ann Glassman about the role food plays in ceremonial vodou, chat with Mary Ann Winkowski about her ability to speak with the departed, and learn about rituals, mojo bags, and herbal remedies from Miriam Chamani. Plus, Scott Gold throws a Halloween party and Chris Jay visits the Grill of the Dead in Shreveport.  Read More »

California Field Trip: Lessons From The American Harvest Workshop

California Field Trip: Lessons From The American Harvest Workshop
October 18, 2014

For 28 years, Cakebread Cellers in Napa Valley has gathered together a small group of chefs, journalists and food enthusiasts for an intensive four day seminar at the American Harvest Workshop.  The Louisiana Eats! team was invited to participate at this year’s program, so we’ve brought back some of our favorite stories from the West Coast. On this week’s show, we harvest chardonnay in the vineyard, take a wine tasting class... Read More »

American Distillers On A Quest For Quality

American Distillers On A Quest For Quality
October 10, 2014

It probably won’t surprise you that people who distill, prepare and sell alcohol are generally cheery. But what is it about their job that puts them in such a good mood? Some get to meet new faces every day, while others study the history of their profession, while even fewer teach the trade to apprentices. Whatever the case, they’re all willing to share their knowledge with others and pursue a... Read More »

From The Newsroom To The Classroom: Food Media & Food Studies

From The Newsroom To The Classroom: Food Media & Food Studies
October 3, 2014

Over the past twenty years, conversations about food have entered mainstream American culture. On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear how food has grown in the newsrooms and classrooms of American society with food writer Brett Anderson andprofessor Elizabeth Engelhardt. Plus, Zester Daily's Corie Brown and CNN's Kat Kinsmen drop by with their insider perspectives on food media.  Read More »

Curious Romantics & Passionate Investigators: Louisiana Culinary Preservationists

Curious Romantics & Passionate Investigators: Louisiana Culinary Preservationists
September 27, 2014

If you sit down with Joey Fonseca to discuss alligator hunting, he'll let you know that governmental regulations make his blood boil. But you'll also quickly learn that his excitement for alligator hunting is contagious. Joey's one of this week's guests whose work preserves culinary traditions. Another is Dr. Oliver Houck, an environmental professor at Tulane. His frequent visits to the Mississippi River batture have taught him to love that mysterious place and give him a handful of... Read More »

Community Potlucks - Same Old Values, Brand New Flavors

Community Potlucks - Same Old Values, Brand New Flavors
September 19, 2014

Since most Louisianans are nurtured to embrace an extraverted social life, getting together is second nature to life in the Bayou State. But as often as bombastic parades and revelries help build our communities, spending time over at ya mom’s house is just as important. On this week’s show we’re joined by a group of guests who want nothing more than for you to be comfortable in your own home. Nancy... Read More »

Tailgating Expeditions Around The South

Tailgating Expeditions Around The South
September 13, 2014

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we speak with Taylor Mathis about his escapades around the Southeast in search of the best tailgate parties on College Game Day. We'll also hear from Bill Heavey, who spent a year eating foraged food and writing about it in his new book It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It. Then we hear from a pair of cocktail masters about their craft: Eats! catches Simon Ford on his latest trip to Louisiana and... Read More »

On The Record With Donald Link: Candid Stories From A Bold Chef

On The Record With Donald Link: Candid Stories From A Bold Chef
September 6, 2014

At one point during his cooking career, Donald Link's co-workers nicknamed him "Hot Shot." Was it deserved? That depends on who you ask. Donald shares his side of the story with us in a revealing inteview that takes you from the rock and roll kitchens of San Francisco to his award-winning restaurants in New Orleans. We'll also hear about Skip Murray's new restaurant, Scott Gold's advice about French fries, and Ian... Read More »

Ready For Second Helpings: Bill Cosby, Jeff Henderson, and Sean Wilsey

Ready For Second Helpings: Bill Cosby, Jeff Henderson, and Sean Wilsey
August 30, 2014

When Bill Cosby announced his return to television this past week, we were delighted to share our exclusive interview with this comedy legend. Bill talks about his fondness for gumbo, some backstage shenanigans from a local crew, and reflections from the Civil Rights era. Plus Jeff Henderson's new television program is helping Mom & Pop restaurants curtail their menus in healthier directions. Stuffed shrimp fromEddie's Restaurant in Shreveport is on Jeff's list, but the mythology behind their iconic... Read More »

Personal Eating Choices: A Small Dietary Debate

Personal Eating Choices: A Small Dietary Debate
August 23, 2014

With so much dissenting information over dietary choices, it's tough to know which regime is right for you. We're not choosing sides, but in the next hour we'll speak with experts who know where they firmly stand. Nina Teicholz spent nine years researching The Big Fat Surprise, which advocates a diet of meat, cheese, dairy, and eggs. Not your style? Stick around for Wynnie Stein's reflections on The Moosewood Collective, an innovative restaurant built on 60's idealism.  We'll also visit... Read More »

Familiar Voices At The Table

Familiar Voices At The Table
August 16, 2014

We've invited some of our favorite guests back for this week's edition of Louisiana Eats! They might have all been on the program before, but they've each got something new to bring to the table. Environmental reporter Paul Greenbergexplains why "the Dead Zone," in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to be larger than ever this summer. On a more light-hearted note, we'll be joined by Chef Tenney Flynn to discuss the... Read More »

Stay Indoors Or Get Out Of Town: Ways To Beat The Heat

Stay Indoors Or Get Out Of Town: Ways To Beat The Heat
August 9, 2014

  When it's unbearably hot in Louisiana, there's not much you can do to beat the heat. Take a tip from the guests on this week's show: cool down with a brew or leave town for a couple of weeks. If you head over to the Avenue Pub, expect to be greeted by a knowledgeable staff willing to share their beer knowledge with you: just don't expect any free samples. We'll head over to... Read More »

Web Application Development by NolaFlash.com