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!
The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is the oldest Orthodox Church in America. For 150 years the members of the church have passed down their traditions bit by bit, day by day. But now that our culture has changed and fewer people have extra time on their hands, the culture could be in jeopardy of being lost. We'll speak with the women of the church as they prepare finikia to hear their thoughts about community, family, and heritage.
We'll also speak with chef David Slater about his long journey home to New Orleans. Originally raised in Canada, David worked in kitchens around Florida, Georgia, and New York, but could never find a place he liked as much as New Orleans. We'll speak with him about becoming a New Orleanian and what he thinks about being Emeril Lagasse's right hand man.
And in the spirit of Thanksgiving we'll hear from Rodney Scott and Mignon Faget. Rodney's rebuilt his family's barbecue restaurant with the help from the Fatback Collective and Mignon has found satisfaction by donating to charities throughout southern Louisiana. All this and an update from the new Wednesday market in the French Quarter on this fully loaded edition of Louisiana Eats!