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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!

 

Delta Hot Tamales

Delta Hot Tamales
October 20, 2017

On this week’s show, we travel to Greenville, Mississippi for their annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival. We begin by speaking with author Julia Reed, who participates as the festival’s official Pizzazz Consultant. Julia’s writing has graced the pages of Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine and Garden and Gun. She shares memories of the very first Hot Tamale Festival and the significance of the hot tamale in the Mississippi Delta. Leading off the festival, Julia facilitates a... Read More »

Hot Ham And Cold Beer

Hot Ham And Cold Beer
October 7, 2017

Whether it “ain’t der no more” or it’s a holiday tradition, iconic brands have a particular staying power over New Orleanians. We love the foods and flavors of nostalgia. On this week’s show, we look back at some favorite brands of the past, and celebrate others that are still thriving! For over 100 years, Chisesi Brothers’ southern-style smoked meat products have been staples in homes, grocery stores and restaurants throughout New Orleans. Fourth- and fifth-generation... Read More »

Louisiana Eats:  Treasures from the Table

Louisiana Eats: Treasures from the Table
September 30, 2017

 Perhaps nothing tells the story of a kitchen better than the objects that live in it. On this week’s show, we’re bringing in a panel of experts for an education on culinary antiques and collectibles.   We begin with author and Antiques Roadshow appraiser Nick Dawes. Nick's expertise gives him a remarkable view into the lives of people and their ancestors through the relics that they bring to the show. His visit to the Historic New... Read More »

Decant Take It With You - A Wine Education

Decant Take It With You - A Wine Education
September 23, 2017

Get out your corkscrews! On this week’s show, we’re talking with vintners and wine stewards to better understand the world of fermented grapes.    We'll begin with Duane and Susan Hoff, two Minnesota-natives who founded Fantesca Estate & Winery after helping to get their family's electronics business off the ground -- a company now known as Best Buy.    Next, Richard Betts demystifies the sometimes daunting world of wine. He’s an author, winemaker, and master sommelier who emphasizes... Read More »

Louisiana Eats Fishes With The Reel Masters

Louisiana Eats Fishes With The Reel Masters
September 8, 2017

On this week’s show, we’re looking at the role fishing plays in the lives of some of the greatest chefs in the South. We begin with Susan Schadt, author of Reel Masters. Susan went fishing and caught portraits of eight renowned chefs who treasure the sport. Next, we send you a postcard from Susan’s book launch event, where chefs and guests gathered together to enjoy incredible seafood dishes. We speak to several of... Read More »

Back In Class

Back In Class
September 1, 2017

On this week’s show, we're going back to school for no ordinary education.    We begin with Chef Jeremiah Tower, whose book, Table Manners, offers a 21st century guide to being a better host and guest. Jeremiah’s lessons on etiquette — and “techiquette” — come from a decades-long career owning and operating restaurants from California to Hong Kong.   Then, we meet some of the students of Big Class, a literacy program in New Orleans that uses... Read More »

Around The World In 60 Minutes

Around The World In 60 Minutes
August 26, 2017

On this week's show, we're embarking on a virtual trip around the world — from Louisiana to China to Israel and beyond! We begin with a journey through modern China with Audra Ang, who uncovered the country’s soul by researching its food. Audra is a curator at the Museum of Chinese in America, which is located in New York’s Chinatown. Then, journalist Andrew Lawler answers the eternal question -- why did the chicken cross the world?... Read More »

Hospitality For The Mind, Body & Soul

Hospitality For The Mind, Body & Soul
August 19, 2017

On this week's show, we meet some individuals who are doing their part to make the world a better place through food.    We begin with the remarkable story of JoAnn Clevenger of the Upperline Restaurant. While she is known first and foremost for her beloved restaurant, JoAnn has taken on many different endeavors over the years, all with the unifying purpose of bringing people together.   Several contemporary health problems originate from eating foods with... Read More »

Victuals And Spider Legs

Victuals And Spider Legs
July 22, 2017

On this week’s show, we take a sonic journey through Appalachia to explore the history and legacy of its unique foodways.   We begin with Troy Ball, whose hobby as a moonshiner became a means of helping her family survive financial ruin. Troy’s memoir, Pure Heart, tells a very personal story of raising two special needs sons while becoming the first legal female moonshiner in Southern history.   In the heart of Kentucky, there is no drink... Read More »

An Ocean Of Cocktails

An Ocean Of Cocktails
July 15, 2017

It's July in New Orleans, which means two things: scorching temperatures and the hottest event in the spirits world -- Tales of the Cocktail! On this week's show, we look at the annual summertime conference that brings the international cocktail scene to the Crescent City.   We begin with Maggie Campbell, head distiller at Privateer Rum, a historic rum company in a seaside New England town. A kind of privateer in her own right, Maggie describes how... Read More »

Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
July 1, 2017

On this week's show, just in time for the Fourth of July, we're celebrating the good old-fashioned American barbecue and the even older tradition of curing meat for preservation and eating.We begin with Rien Fertel, author of The One True Barbecue, who demystifies the role of the pit master in the tradition of whole hog barbecue in Tennessee and the Eastern Carolinas. Rien’s exhaustive research led him to some of the... Read More »

Louisiana Eats:  Ranchers, Farmers And Fishermen Of The Mississippi Watershed.

Louisiana Eats: Ranchers, Farmers And Fishermen Of The Mississippi Watershed.
June 23, 2017

On this week’s show, we take an in-depth look at the unlikely conservationists who work along the Mississippi River watershed.    We begin with author Miriam Horn, whose book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman profiles five people who sustain production while preserving their environment. Miriam joins us to talk about her discovery — that there’s much more that unites Americans than divides us.   Then, we speak to a few of the conservationists featured in Miriam’s book, starting with Justin... Read More »

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