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!
Chasing the Gator With Isaac Toups
Chef Isaac Toups has long been a favorite guest on Louisiana Eats! In past episodes we’ve talked hunting rabbits and even had a front row seat on Isaac’s rendition of the Cajun Night Before Christmas!
Isaac has just published his first book, aptly entitled “Chasing the Gator.” In it he pulls back the curtain on the decidedly Louisiana style “New" Cajun cooking that he serves at both Toups Meatery and Toups South. In this Quick Bites podcast, host Poppy Tooker sits down with Top Chef fan favorite, Isaac Toups to discuss his personal culinary evolution. Then, Isaac and Poppy step out into the side yard of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum to play something Isaac calls “Cajun Games” a topic he explores thoroughly in his cookbook. Suffice it to say shiny, sharp instruments are involved!
Finally, everyone goes into the kitchen at Toups South to learn how to fry cracklins’ from the master. You’ll want to chase the gator yourself after listening to Quick Bites of Louisiana Eats!