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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!

 

Confection Affection

Confection Affection
November 17, 2018

  On this week’s show, we indulge our sweet tooth with the help of some influential dessert makers.    We visit the Swiss Confectionery, a family-run bakeshop that’s been in business in New Orleans for almost a century. Their custom-made delicacies are fixtures at New Orleans weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations.   Then we learn the rich history of Goetz Caramel Creams, which originated in 1895 as the Baltimore Chewing Gum Company. 123 years later, and CEO... Read More »

Quick Bites:  Chasing The Gator With Isaac Toups

Quick Bites: Chasing The Gator With Isaac Toups
November 15, 2018

  Chasing the Gator With Isaac Toups              Chef Isaac Toups has long been a favorite guest on Louisiana Eats! In past episodes we’ve talked hunting rabbits and even had a front row seat on Isaac’s rendition of the Cajun Night Before Christmas!            Isaac has just published his first book, aptly entitled “Chasing the Gator.”  In it he pulls back the curtain on the decidedly Louisiana style “New" Cajun cooking that he serves... Read More »

Angling for the Elusive Salmon

Angling for the Elusive Salmon
November 10, 2018

  Ora King is a sustainably raised salmon from New Zealand with a delicious history. On this week’s show, we travel to three cities to meet three chefs—all finalists in an international competition to create the most inventive Ora King salmon dish.    To begin the judging process, we visit Austin, Texas to meet Chef Mia Li of Lenoir Restaurant and learn about her theory of cooking, which has been shaped by her... Read More »

Mindfulness and Medicine

Mindfulness and Medicine
November 3, 2018

This week, we learn the health benefits of paying closer attention to what we consume and our emotional well-being. We begin with Dr. Ronald D. Siegel, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. A long-time student of mindfulness meditation, he explains the psychology of happiness, and why humans use food and drink as a pathway to achieve it. Dr. John J. Hutchings is a doctor of both psychiatry and gastroenterology in the New Orleans... Read More »

Spooky Eats

Spooky Eats
October 27, 2018

It’s that haunting time of year again, when pumpkins glow and black cats screech, and you can be guaranteed we’re ghost hunting on this week’s show!   To begin, we share a supernatural encounter at Tableau Restaurant on Jackson Square. Suffice it to say, Tableau’s ghosts know how to make the bottles fly better than any bartender.   Next, our tour of restaurant ghosts brings us to the Napoleon House. When Ralph Brennan acquired the Napoleon House... Read More »

Quick Bites:  The Ora King Race To New Zealand  Finalist Jonathan Granada

Quick Bites: The Ora King Race To New Zealand Finalist Jonathan Granada
October 25, 2018

Ora King is a sustainably raised salmon from New Zealand, whose story is almost as delicious as the fish itself. Back in early 1900, two avid fishermen somehow managed to bring live King salmon home to New Zealand from a fishing trip to California. The salmon thrived there and the rest is Ora King history. Ora King is only available to the restaurant trade, where it’s developed a cult following with top... Read More »

Creole Italian Manale's Style

Creole Italian Manale's Style
October 20, 2018

On this week's show, we'll explore the immense influence that Italian foodways had on the development of New Orleans cuisine. We'll time travel through the years of the family-operated Uptown gem, Pascal's Manale. This history, which is now immortalized in Poppy's new book, The Pascal's Manale Cookbook, focuses on two Sicilian immigrant families, the Manales and the Radostas, forebearers of today's Defelice clan, who continue the Manale tradition today. Three generations of... Read More »

Quick Bites:  The Ora King Race To New Zealand  Finalist Yael Peet

Quick Bites: The Ora King Race To New Zealand Finalist Yael Peet
October 18, 2018

Ora King is a sustainably raised salmon from New Zealand, whose story is almost as delicious as the fish itself. Back in early 1900, two avid fishermen somehow managed to bring live King salmon home to New Zealand from a fishing trip to California. The salmon thrived there and the rest is Ora King history. Ora King is only available to the restaurant trade, where it’s developed a cult following with top chefs... Read More »

Listening To The Flip Side Of History

Listening To The Flip Side Of History
October 13, 2018

To tell a truly engaging story, you have to dig deep beneath the surface. When it comes to radio storytelling, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, also known as the Kitchen Sisters, are masters. Through projects like Lost and Found Sound and Hidden World of Girls, the independent producers tell stories for NPR and online "from the flip side of history." On this week's show, we take a journey in sound with... Read More »

Quick Bites:  The Ora King Race To New Zealand  Finalist Mia Li

Quick Bites: The Ora King Race To New Zealand Finalist Mia Li
October 11, 2018

Ora King is a sustainably raised salmon from New Zealand, whose story is almost as delicious as the fish itself. Back in early 1900, two avid fishermen somehow managed to bring live King salmon home to New Zealand from a fishing trip to California. The salmon thrived there and the rest is Ora King history. Ora King is only available to the restaurant trade, where it’s developed a cult following with top... Read More »

Giving

Giving
October 6, 2018

On this week’s show, we’re sharing untold stories of lives spent in service.    We begin with a tour of the Kemper-Williams Residence at the Historic New Orleans Collection with decorative arts curator Lydia Blackmore, who conducted exhaustive research on the individuals who worked for the Williams family.   Next, we revisit our interview with the late historian Michael Mizell-Nelson. In 2010, Michael took us on a streetcar ride for a history lesson about... Read More »

Quick Bites:  Bean The Change You Want To See In The World

Quick Bites: Bean The Change You Want To See In The World
October 3, 2018

In this Louisiana Eats Quick Bite episode, we travel to Denver, Colorado for Slow Food Nations with our friends from Camellia Brand beans. With the theme, “Food For Change,” Slow Food USA gathered together many of the world’s greatest thinkers and influencers to further their goal of good, clean food for all. For three days in July 2018, Denver’s Larimer Square was the hotspot for tasting and talking – from... Read More »

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