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!

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 »

Tradition Begs For Evolution: Changing Federal Policy & Reviving Local Customs

Tradition Begs For Evolution: Changing Federal Policy & Reviving Local Customs
December 31, 1969

Michel Nischan, Toby Rodriguez, and Brian Kyzar are all men with grand ambitions. Even though they work in different parts of the country, they each plan to bring about changes within their niche of the food industry.  Michel's been in the game for over 35 years. Among the many jobs he's had, Michel's done farm work, cooked in a kitchen, and opened a restaurant with Paul Newman. Now he's focused on changing food policy on the... Read More »

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