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 continue our tricentennial tribute to New Orleans with a look at brand new research in the field of archeology. We speak to Jim Bruseth and Toni Turner, who reveal a surprising turn of events that preceded the city's official founding. Evidently, if the French explorer La Salle hadn't blundered in his attempt to form a colony here, we would have been celebrating our 300th birthday 30 years ago.
We also discuss the the city's early years with a team of archeologists who unearthed artifacts for The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Then, we celebrate a culinary grande dame, Arnaud's Restaurant, which is commemorating 100 years of fine dining in New Orleans. The Casbarian family shares some memories as they usher the restaurant into its second century.
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