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!
On this week’s show, we’re celebrating all things pescatarian across Louisiana. To begin, we travel from Port Sulphur to Barataria Bay for a taste of authentic Louisiana seafood with the Landry family of Don’s Seafood. The Landrys host us at their fishing camp and share stories that have been passed down through the generations.
Next, we meet Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish and The Omega Principle. Paul spent three years investigating omega-3 and made some surprising discoveries about the highly popular supplement.
Then, we angle on the water with Dickie Brennan and Captain Theophile Bourgeouis to learn about the state’s Catch and Cook Program, which allows charter fishing groups to bring their catch to a participating restaurant, where the chef will prepare their fresh-caught fish to order.
Finally, we visit with Captain Lance Nacio, who offers his firsthand account of the impacts of land loss, oil spills, and storms on our coastline. Lance tells us the ways in which he’s confronting the many environmental setbacks that beset our Gulf fisherman.
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