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!

Summertime Fun: Hot Dogs, Picnics, and Kids

Summertime Fun: Hot Dogs, Picnics, and Kids
June 14, 2014

As temperatures rise around Louisiana it's become perfectly clear that summer is here. So this week on Louisiana Eats! we're talking about traditional summertime foods, picnics, and other ways to keep your kids entertained for the summer. Skip Murray is The Hot Dog Man behind the popular New Orleans chain Dat Dog -- we'll speak to him about the booming popularity his stores have experienced in the short years they've been open. And then we're... Read More »

Turning It Around With Food: Triumph Kitchen In Baton Rouge

Turning It Around With Food: Triumph Kitchen In Baton Rouge
June 7, 2014

In Baton Rouge, teenagers looking to turn their lives around are getting involved with Triumph Kitchen.  Directors Chris and Sommer Wadsworth join us to share Triumph’s story and then we’ll turn to New Orleans to hear how Liberty’s Kitchen, a local non-profit, is doing similar work.  Then we’ll be joined by Louisiana Eats! regulars Dr. Gourmet and Ryan Hughes to hear what they’ve got in store for the summer. Ryan’s traveling to Russia to feed a... Read More »

A Taste Of Home: Finding Cultural Identity At The Table

A Taste Of Home: Finding Cultural Identity At The Table
May 31, 2014

Whether they’re short trips across town or long voyages across the oceans, we all take journeys. On this week’s Louisiana Eats! we’ll speak with writers and restaurateurs about their personal quests for cultural identity. Kim Sunee’s appetites include travel, knowledge and food. Her trip to Korea is one of the main topics she writes about in A Mouthful of Stars, which explores another dimension of Kim’s creativity: her poetry. We’ll also hear how owning a restaurant helped Fatma... Read More »

Need A Drink? Raise Your Glass To American Craft Beer Week

Need A Drink? Raise Your Glass To American Craft Beer Week
May 10, 2014

On this week's edition of Louisiana Eats! we raise a glass to American Craft Beer Week with brewers, bar owners, and innovators in the microbrewing industry. We were lucky enough to snag craft beer pioneer Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery for a conversation about the history of craft beer and where it’s going next. We’ll also visit a local breweries when we speak with William McGee of Tin Roof Brewing Company in Baton Rouge and Kirk Coco at NOLA... Read More »

The Ebb and Flow of Louisiana Seafood

The Ebb and Flow of Louisiana Seafood
May 3, 2014

Fresh seafood has defined Louisiana's cuisine for centuries. We're joined by a field of experts to discuss how the our seafood catches impact us ecologically, economically and culturally.  We'll hear from Paul Greenberg about the environmental changes that threaten the Louisiana's shrimping industry and then pass the buck to Louis Raines, a local shrimp distributor. Gerard Marias also joins the program to share his shrimp boiling recipe and techniques.  Plus author Mark Kurlansky talks about the... Read More »

You Don't Have To Be Fancy: New Variations On Fish & Vietnamese Food

You Don't Have To Be Fancy: New Variations On Fish & Vietnamese Food
April 25, 2014

Fine dining restaurants are often where innovations take place in the restaurant industry, but quality food is never limited to those locations. After spending years in white tablecloth restaurants, Jeff and Michael Gulotta started their own place, MoPho,which caters to the palates and pocketbooks of their working class industry friends.  Chef Ryan Prewitt isn't a stranger to quality either. Ryan's been able to replicate the live fire techniques he learned on a trip to... Read More »

Crawfish & Barbecue: Staples At Spring Gatherings

Crawfish & Barbecue: Staples At Spring Gatherings
April 12, 2014

Getting together with family and friends is something Louisianians do best and in springtime, the weather's just right for barbecues and crawfish boils. This week onLouisiana Eats! we're going around the state to investigate two primary foods that feed the masses this time of year. Sam Irwin grew up in crawfish country, so his fascination with our state's freshwater crustacean seems natural. Sam's the first of many guests to discuss the crawfish, as well... Read More »

Creativity Doesn't Come Overnight: Culinary Mentorships

Creativity Doesn't Come Overnight: Culinary Mentorships
March 29, 2014

Among the many professions that require an ongoing sense of inquiry and creativity is a chef. On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear about the illustrious career of Jacquy Pfeiffer,a pastry chef who's helped found The French Pastry School in Chicago and has also been the subject of a documentary by D.A. Pennebaker. Then we're joined by the Nola Pie Guy, a graduate of The French Pastry School, to hear how his education prepared him for a... Read More »

Come Celebrate Women's History Month With Innovators In Food

Come Celebrate Women's History Month With Innovators In Food
March 22, 2014

March is Women's History Month in the United States and the United Kingdom. To honor the month-long event, this week on Louisiana Eats! we'll speak with some of our favorite ladies in the Louisiana food scene. Julia Reed joins us for a reflection on her life in the Mississippi Delta and why New Orleans is so dear to her heart. We'll also speak with the co-founder of the Red Stick Market in Baton... Read More »

NOCCA's Culinary Arts Program Serves Up 'The Dish That Makes A Difference'

NOCCA's Culinary Arts Program Serves Up 'The Dish That Makes A Difference'
March 21, 2014

Each year NOCCA’s culinary arts program invites restaurateurs, chefs and media representatives to attend a cook off between three culinary students. It's for The Dish That Makes a Difference, a friendly competition that places the winning dish in more than a dozen restaurants around town. Since the proceeds from every sale of the dish go back into NOCCA's culinary arts program, there’s a lot of bragging rights at stake. So who will win? Visit NOCCA's event page on Facebook to find... Read More »

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

From The Newsroom To The Classroom: Food Media & Food Studies
March 8, 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 »

Mardi Gras Celebrations Around Louisiana

Mardi Gras Celebrations Around Louisiana
February 22, 2014

We're getting ready for da Mardi Gras! This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll hear about New Orleans' Mardi Gras traditions from Errol Laborde, and speak with experts from Lafayette about their food customs and celebrations. Plus, we visit Cake Café for a peek at how they make their famous King Cake.    Dirty Boys Makes 48 sandwiches 1-cup oil 1-½ cups flour 3 onions, chopped 5 stalks celery, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 1-pound ground beef, 1-pound ground pork 1 pound chicken livers 2... Read More »

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