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!
Every year The James Beard Awards are bestowed on the most talented individuals in the professional food industry. Louisiana Eats! has been privileged to speak with many of the scholars, philanthropists, and chefs who were honored at this past year's ceremony, so we've gathered them together to hear how their talents and innovations have allowed them to compete on the national level.