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’re celebrating Thanksgiving by saving a place at the table for several remarkable stories.
First, we spend a day riding along with the volunteers of the Trinity Loaves and Fishes food truck as they cater to the hungry and transient in New Orleans. All year long, volunteers at Trinity Episcopal Church prepare and deliver food throughout the Greater Metropolitan Area.
Then, we join students, parents, teachers, and neighbors gathered for Edible Schoolyard's annual Sweet Potato Fest. We visit the garden at Arthur Ashe Charter School in Gentilly to help harvest crops and celebrate all things sweet potato.
Of course, no Thanksgiving meal would be complete without a glass of wine and a slice of flaky pie. New Orleans-based Windowsill Piesteamed up with Swirl Wine for a pie and wine pairing in the days leading up to the holiday. We stop by their kitchen just as the pies are coming out of the oven.
Finally, we hear about an unlikely culinary partnership between cookbook author Brandon Schultz and his cat, Lucy Schultz-Osenlund, who collaborated on a cookbook called Cooking for Two: Your Cat & You, a collection of recipes that will appeal to both man and man's best feline friend. Brandon tells us how he and Lucy celebrate something we're calling Catsgiving.
We’ve got a cornucopia of stories on this week’s Louisiana Eats!