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!
On this week's show, we head down to the Fairgrounds for some Jazz Fest fun!
We begin by sampling red beans and rice with longtime vendors Judy Burks and Morris Douglas. Judy'sRed Beans booth has been woven into the very fabric of Jazz Fest over the 40 years that she's been stirring the pot at the Fairgrounds.
We also pay a visit to the RomanCandy man. On many an afternoon in New Orleans, you'll find Ronnie Kotteman on his 103-year-old cart on the streets of Uptown New Orleans. You can also visit Ronnie and his wagon every Jazz Fest, parked inside the fairgrounds near the Gentilly gate -- the same spot he’s occupied since the 70's.
We close out our festival day with TerranceOsborne. You may have spotted Terrance's artwork at previous Jazz and Heritage Festivals, where he operates a mini gallery, or perhaps you've seen his official, highly sought-after Jazz Fest posters. We visit Terrance in his West Bank studio.