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!
This week, we’re sharing portraits of two chef-artists, tracing their paths from cradle to culinary greatness.
First, we hear from James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence, whose upbringing in New Orleans has informed his illustrious restaurant career based in Oxford, Mississippi. John describes the through-lines of his craft, which includes a strong sense of place and a healthy dose of humility.
In the second half of the show, we speak with Carl Schaubhut, who was just named “Chef of the Year” by the 2017 New Orleans Eater Awards. Carl is the chef and co-owner of DTB New Orleans and Bacobar in Covington. He takes us through the ups and downs of his electrifying career.
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