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 voyage around the world in search of extraordinary and diasporic flavors.
First, author and food activist Bryant Terry discusses the inspiration behind his book, Afro-Vegan. Bryant draws from the diverse flavors of the African Diaspora, interpreting them in new and healthy ways.
Next, we meet food columnist Kim Sunée, an adoptee who was born in South Korea. We hear about her memoir, A Mouthful of Stars, which explores the intersections between food, memory, and poetic expression.
Then, we head from south to north to the Land of the Midnight Sun and explore Nordic culinary traditions with Chef Magnus Nilsson. Artful and unusual recipes have emerged from this far-flung region-- many of which inform Magnus's cooking at his restaurant, Fäviken, which is located in a remote area of Sweden.
And we return stateside to learn about Chef Rick Bayless's contemporary interpretations of traditional Mexican cuisine at Frontera Restaurants in Chicago.
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