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!
In May 2018, Dickie Brennan hosted Italian butcher, Dario Cecchini at his New Orleans steakhouse and Tableau on Jackson Square for a meaty and amazing demonstration of deliciousness. Dario’s visit was prompted by the hospitality he’d extended to Dickie’s son, Richard III, during his apprenticeship in Panzano, a little village in Italy’s Chianti region. After completing the course work at the Culinary Institute of America, Richard Brennan knew he wanted to pursue the art of butchery. His CIA instructors agreed unanimously, there was only one master for Richard serve his apprenticeship with – the great Dario Cecchini.
In this episode of Quick Bites, Poppy joins Dario and his wife to discuss Dario's life and work in Panzano. Shen then speaks with Richard III about his apprenticeship with Dario and plans for the future