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 Louisiana restaurant scene has never been hotter. On this week's show, we're touring some special eateries that should be on your radar.
We begin with best buds Aaron Sánchez and John Besh, who reveal the genesis of their collaboration Johnny Sánchez, a restaurant that combines their names and individual culinary sensibilities.
Next, we have a conversation with Chef Alon Shaya, the 2016 winner of the James Beard Award for best new restaurant. We learn how his culinary talent and strong rooted sense of Israeli cuisine led him to open Shaya, which features a menu that transforms the many flavors of the Hebrew diaspora that now converge in present-day Israel.
Then, we join roving reporter Chris Jay on a trip to Marilynn's Place, a popular casual dining restaurant in Shreveport, where you never know when a party will spontaneously break out.
Finally, we take a tour of the Bywater neighborhood in New Orleans, a hot new restaurant destination where ambitious young entrepreneurs are making a huge mark on the culinary landscape.
Whether it's a gourmet meal or a slice to go, we've got you covered on this week's Louisiana Eats!