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Louisiana Eats

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!

Live Fires And Cool Bars

Live Fires And Cool Bars
August 14, 2015

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we set out to discover hot spots both literally and figuratively in our backyard. We begin at Pêche Seafood Grill, where Chef Ryan Prewitt has been replicating live fire techniques he learned on a trip to Uruguay. Ryan explains how this new process has changed his entire perspective on cooking, and we get close to the flames as he shows us his kitchen's open hearth. If this... Read More »

Conservation And Conscience On Gulf Coast Farms

Conservation And Conscience On Gulf Coast Farms
August 7, 2015

On this week's episode of Louisiana Eats!, we visit two Gulf Coast farms where, through collaboration and innovation, farmers are creating better products that will help preserve the environment and give back to the community. We begin in Washington Parish at Stoney Point Farm, where farmer Tim Roper is collaborating with Dan Ballister of Smoke Hall Foods to create a new product, the General's Hot Sauce. We learn about the new... Read More »

Beach Bums And Barbecue

Beach Bums And Barbecue
July 31, 2015

For some, Louisiana summers mean oppressive heat and thick humidity. For others, it means backyard barbecues and ice cold cocktails! On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we bask in the sunshine as we look at locally produced rum, outdoor grilling, and the recent resurgence of interest Tiki cocktails. We begin with a tour the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery where artist James Michalopoulos has been using Louisiana sugarcane to handcraft small batches... Read More »

All in the Family

All in the Family
June 5, 2015

Have you ever noticed how many family business center around food?  That’s especially true of the restaurant business!  On this week’s Louisiana Eats we hear from several multigenerational restaurateurs of note.  Ella Brennan, the matriarch of the Brennan clan remembers her brother, Owen, founder of the original Brennan’s restaurant.  The legendary Ella, goes on to discuss her life in restaurants and the super star chefs who got their start in the... Read More »

Tradition Begs For Evolution:Changing Federal Policy & Reviving Local Customs

Tradition Begs For Evolution:Changing Federal Policy & Reviving Local Customs
May 31, 2015

Michel Nischan, Toby Rodriguez, and Brian Kyzar are all men with grand ambitions. Even though they work in different parts of the country, they each plan to bring about changes within their niche of the food industry.  Michel's been in the game for over 35 years. Among the many jobs he's had, Michel's done farm work, cooked in a kitchen, and opened a restaurant with Paul Newman. Now he's focused on changing food policy on the... Read More »

Greece on the Bayou

Greece on the Bayou
May 22, 2015

On this week’s Louisiana Eats! we visit the Greek Isles without ever leaving the bayou. Trinity Cathedral on Bayou St. John in New Orleans houses the oldest Greek Orthodox community in North America.  For over 150 years, this tight knit community has combined food and faith in the traditional way of their ancient ancestors. For 42 years, Trinity members have welcomed thousands of visitors to their annual Greek Festival. Volunteers... Read More »

Crawfish, Chicken, and Cold Pop

Crawfish, Chicken, and Cold Pop
May 15, 2015

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... Read More »

Bringing Food Justice to the Table

Bringing Food Justice to the Table
May 9, 2015

This episode of Louisiana Eats! examines African-American culinary life and culture in slavery times and today. Historic New Orleans Collection curator Erin Greenwald gives us a private tour of Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865, an exhibit that examines the domestic slave trade in America. Solomon Northup, the free man of color who wrote the memoir "Twelve Years A Slave" comes to life with some amazing... Read More »

Jazz Fest Performers Take You Inside Their Kitchens and Out on the Road

Jazz Fest Performers Take You Inside Their Kitchens and Out on the Road
May 1, 2015

To celebrate Jazz Fest, we're taking you back to 2013, where we learned how these fabulous performers get fed. Life on the road might be difficult for traveling musicians and their crews, but the perks of this lifestyle are almost impossible to replicate. Chef Anne Churchill spends her summers traveling as a cook for one of rock's most popular touring bands and has the stories to prove it. She joins us on Louisiana... Read More »

April in Paris

April in Paris
April 25, 2015

On this week’s Louisiana Eats we take a virtual trip to Paris.  First stop, a rendezvous with New Orleans’ Mayor Mitch Landrieu at the St. Roch Market – a place where charcuterie, crepes, cheeses are served, much like in a Parisian Marche. St. Roch is the last of the original city markets that formally dotted New Orleans’ cityscape.  Built in 1875, this landmark has recently been restored to it’s former... Read More »

Seafood Innovation After the BP Oil Spill

Seafood Innovation After the BP Oil Spill
April 20, 2015

On this week’s Louisiana Eats, we’re remembering the devastation of the BP oil spill, which took place five years ago this week. Six weeks after the spill, we produced our very first episode of Louisiana Eats, and there was no way we could ignore the disaster that was unfolding in the Gulf. We interviewed Chef Frank Brigtsen on that first show, who shared some very personal thoughts on what the... Read More »

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