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!

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 »

Finding New Ways To Stay Healthy And Boost Energy

Finding New Ways To Stay Healthy And Boost Energy
February 9, 2014

Staying healthy is a challenge for us all, particularly in Louisiana, where food-obsession is a way of life. But being food-obsessed doesn't mean you have to have a penchant for heavy cream and butter. This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll speak from the owners of a new wellness boutique in New Orleans to hear about the foods and philosophies that guide their approach to living well.  Plus author Helen Yoest talks to us about aphrodisiacs, Ryan Hughes... Read More »

Good Eggs: Web-Based Aggregator Expands Its Brick & Mortar Operation

Good Eggs: Web-Based Aggregator Expands Its Brick & Mortar Operation
January 24, 2014

Good Eggs New Orleans is connecting farmers, value-added products, and consumers together in a single system. On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll speak with leaders of the organization's local branch to hear how their work helps reduce farm waste and keeps money circulating locally. We'll also turn to Chef Ryan Hughes for cooking tips about bottarga: a cured strip of roe sacks used for finishing salads, pastas and  pizzas. And to celebrate Chinese New Year we'll speak... Read More »

Louisiana Eats! Celebrates The International Year Of Family Farming

Louisiana Eats! Celebrates The International Year Of Family Farming
January 10, 2014

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization declared that 2014 is the International Year of Family Farming. Over the course of the next year, Louisiana Eats! will periodically profile local family farms to find out how their family farms impact our community.   Our coverage begins with the Mauthe's Family Farm in McComb, Mississippi: the family farm that helped revive Creole Cream Cheese in New Orleans. We'll also speak with Joel Salatin, one of America's leading... Read More »

Traditional Dishes Served At The New Year's Table

Traditional Dishes Served At The New Year's Table
January 3, 2014

Every holiday has its own of traditions, and New Year's Day is no exception. On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear about a bowl of hoppin' john made with the freshest ingredients, the superstitions behind black-eyed peas, and a roasted cabbage beyond your wildest dreams. Southern food purveyor John Martin Taylor joins us to talk about reviving traditional foods in South Carolina; Adrian Miller shares more secrets about Soul Food; and Chef John Currence talks about his new book: Pickles, Pigs,... Read More »

2013: Louisiana Eats! Year In Review

2013: Louisiana Eats! Year In Review
December 27, 2013

As 2013 comes to an end we're looking back at some of our favorite interviews from the past year on Louisiana Eats!. We spoke with the team from Bayou Teche Brewingduring Carnival season to find out what they'd been brewing for the holiday and how they celebrate Mardi Gras Day in Acadiana. And as the festival season continued, we hung out with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes to find out what fuels them... Read More »

Stylish And Debauched: A Guide To The Bars Of The French Quarter

Stylish And Debauched: A Guide To The Bars Of The French Quarter
December 13, 2013

On this week's Louisiana Eats! Poppy goes for a tour around the French Quarter withthe authors of the French Quarter Drinking Companion, a new guide to the classy drinking establishments and debauched hole-in-the-walls in the Vieux Carré. We'll also be joined by the master distiller of Tanqueray gin and visit the new mobile unit that's delivering farmer's goods to the Baton Rouge public.  Read More »

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