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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!

 

It's All Happening At The Zoo

It's All Happening At The Zoo
July 14, 2018

On this week's show, we take a deep dive into the cuisine of our friends in the animal kingdom. We begin at the Audubon Zoo, where zookeepers forge a nurturing connection with each animal they care for -- especially at meal time. Curators Liz Wilson and Dominique Fleitas invite us along as they make their daily rounds at the Zoo. Next, we meet a Baton Rouge-based entrepreneur who's found a way to combat... Read More »

Quick Bites:  A Conversation with Kate Gerwin

Quick Bites: A Conversation with Kate Gerwin
July 11, 2018

With Tales of the Cocktail 2018 right around the corner, on today’s podcast,  we'll meet one of the most inspirational cocktailians I've ever encountered  at Tales -- that's Kate Gerwin. Kate was the first American and first female  Bols Around The World bartending champion. She and I discussed her  illustrious career owning and operating award-winning establishments, as  well as her journey to become a mentor to female bartenders. Read More »

World Cup of Liquors

World Cup of Liquors
July 7, 2018

Every four years, World Cup fans join together in the spirit of international competition. On this week's show, we raise a glass to intercontinental camaraderie by tasting five exotic spirits produced across the globe.  We begin our celebration the way they do in China, with a baijiu toast. American expat Derek Sandhaus introduces us to this ancient Chinese liquor, which has recently gained popularity in the West. Then we'll hear about a popular... Read More »

Quick Bites:  George Graham

Quick Bites: George Graham
July 4, 2018

From the cities to the swamps, Louisiana’s Cajun Country is known for its food, culture, and joie de vivre. Author and blogger George Graham calls Acadiana home, and has made it his mission to preserve and promote Cajun and Creole culture through stories and recipes. He blogs about his food adventures weekly on AcadianaTable.com and is author of the book Acadiana Table: Cajun and Creole Home Cooking from the Heart of Louisiana.   In this... Read More »

America - The Delicious

America - The Delicious
June 30, 2018

On this week's show, we're celebrating the 4th of July holiday by savoring the remarkable diversity that shapes America's food culture.  In her latest book, historical gastronomist Sarah Lohman identifies eight flavors that she believes form the foundation for that elusive term, "American cuisine." Sarah tells us about an edible history that goes beyond hamburgers and apple pie to delve into ingredients as diverse as sriracha and msg. Then, we speak with Gabrielle Langholtz, author of America:... Read More »

Culinary Revolutionaries

Culinary Revolutionaries
June 23, 2018

On this week's show, we discuss sustainable food policy with culinary revolutionaries from around the world. While growing up, Michel Nischan spent a lot of time on his grandfather’s farm. So the thought of eating fresh food was second nature to him. Now he's focused on changing food policy on a federal level. Next, Wynnie Stein reflects on the evolution of the Moosewood Collective, a group of cooks, artists, and activists who have been making healthy food... Read More »

Quick Bites:  De-cyphering Buttermilk Graffiti

Quick Bites: De-cyphering Buttermilk Graffiti
June 21, 2018

If you are a devoted foodie – it’s a good guess you already know who Edward Lee is. Especially if you caught his Emmy nominated season of Mind of a Chef.  Born in Korea, Edward grew up in Brooklyn, but a single trip to the Kentucky Derby transformed him into a new style Southerner, one whose world includes kimchi with a side of fried boloney. We sat down in our studios with  Edward when he blew through town... Read More »

Breaking The Bonds Of Silence:  Louisiana Eats Tours The Whitney Slavery Museum

Breaking The Bonds Of Silence: Louisiana Eats Tours The Whitney Slavery Museum
June 16, 2018

In this special edition of Louisiana Eats, we celebrate Juneteenth — the day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. We take a trip to the Whitney Plantation, the only plantation museum in America that focuses entirely on slavery. The vision for the museum originated with attorney and developer John Cummings, who invested 10 million of his own dollars to help educate the public about the truths of... Read More »

Happy Birthday, Louisiana Eats!

Happy Birthday, Louisiana Eats!
June 8, 2018

On this week's show, we’re celebrating the 8th anniversary of our show's debut!    We're digging through the archives for some of our favorite moments from the past 8 years, starting from the very beginning. The first episode of Louisiana Eats broadcast on June 9, 2010. That year also marked the 125th anniversary of New Orleans’ streetcar line. We look back at our very first field piece, when we took a streetcar ride with... Read More »

Not Your Typical  Cup of Joe

Not Your Typical Cup of Joe
June 2, 2018

There’s nothing like a cup of good, hot coffee. On this week's show, we look at the art of the coffee bean in our state and beyond.  We begin with a local favorite—PJ’s Coffee—which Phyllis Jordan founded 40 years ago. Phyllis reflects on the early years, when she became the first commercial iced coffee purveyor in New Orleans. Then, we visit the coffee capital of the world—Seattle—where baristas grind out cutting-edge coffee... Read More »

Toasting The Tricentennial - Part Deux

Toasting The Tricentennial - Part Deux
May 26, 2018

On this week's show, we continue our tricentennial tribute to New Orleans with a look at brand new research in the field of archeology. We speak to Jim Bruseth and Toni Turner, who reveal a surprising turn of events that preceded the city's official founding. Evidently, if the French explorer La Salle hadn't blundered in his attempt to form a colony here, we would have been celebrating our 300th birthday 30 years ago.   We... Read More »

Quick Bites:  An Arnaud's Centennial Celebration

Quick Bites: An Arnaud's Centennial Celebration
May 21, 2018

On February 29th, 1918, a French wine salesman named Arnaud Cazenave opened Arnaud’s Restaurant in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The extravagant, eccentric “Count”—as he dubbed himself—spent decades expanding the restaurant in size and scope, creating an institution specializing in French Creole cuisine. One hundred years later, the legendary restaurant remains an institution, with endless stories to tell. On this Louisiana Eats Quick Bite, we sit down with the Casbarian family, for an intimate... Read More »

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