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!
December is upon us, and we're gearing up for the holiday revelry by learning tricks of the trade from a few remarkable cocktailians.
We begin with David Wondrich, one of the world's leading experts on the cocktail. He tell us about the early days of the craft cocktail revolution.
Next, we mix it up with the bar crew at Zocolo Neighborhood Eatery & Drinkery in Shreveport. Bartender Aulden Morgan has been transforming the cocktail menu into one of the most unique in the region—offering drinks with fresh and local juices and a diverse array of infused liquors.
Then, we meet Charleston-based Renaissance man, Scott Blackwell. Scott is a baker, a coffee roaster, a restaurateur, and most recently, the master distiller at High Wire Distilling Company.
And we talk with a man who’s got whiskey in his blood—Bulleit Bourbon founder Tom Bulleit. He explains what propelled him to bite the bullet and pursue a full-time career in whiskey.
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