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!
Then, we head up River Road to LaPlace to see just what Chef Jarred Zeringue’s got smoking at Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse, a beloved institution on the Cajun Coast. We tour the generations-old business famous for its Andouille sausage, and learn about their newly added offerings — from fresh eggs to smoked hogshead cheese and dry roux!
And when it comes to touring from coast to coast, musician Leroy Thomas, also known as "the Jewel of the Bayou" makes sure his band, the Zydeco RoadRunners, and his audience, are well fed with home-cooked meals. We speak to Leroy backstage at a recent Thursday night at New Orleans’ Rock 'N' Bowl.