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!
Author, Andrew Lawler, sits down with us on this week’s Louisiana Eats to discuss Why The Chicken Crossed The World, which is also the title of his new book. You’ll be amazed by the many ways that simple bird has impacted humanity over the ages. Even Queen Victoria gets into the act, with her fascination for fancy hybrid chickens that helped bring about the “chicken bubble.” Would you pay thousands of dollars for a clucker? 19th century Europeans did!
Al Scrumuzza, the crawfish king recounts how he popularized the mudbug in New Orleans of the 1950’s. The inimitable Al even breaks into song with one of those catchy Seafood City jingles!
And Swamp Pop creator, John Peterson cools us off with his Louisiana made soda pop. Made with real Louisiana grown cane sugar, we enjoy a tasting of all the Swamp Pop fresh flavors – even the limited edition Strawberry Pop – something that only one in a thousand Gulf Coast residents will have a chance to taste.