Louisiana Eats

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!

Back In Class

Back In Class
September 1, 2017

On this week’s show, we're going back to school for no ordinary education.    We begin with Chef Jeremiah Tower, whose book, Table Manners, offers a 21st century guide to being a better host and guest. Jeremiah’s lessons on etiquette — and “techiquette” — come from a decades-long career owning and operating restaurants from California to Hong Kong.   Then, we meet some of the students of Big Class, a literacy program in New Orleans that uses... Read More »

Around The World In 60 Minutes

Around The World In 60 Minutes
August 26, 2017

On this week's show, we're embarking on a virtual trip around the world — from Louisiana to China to Israel and beyond! We begin with a journey through modern China with Audra Ang, who uncovered the country’s soul by researching its food. Audra is a curator at the Museum of Chinese in America, which is located in New York’s Chinatown. Then, journalist Andrew Lawler answers the eternal question -- why did the chicken cross the world?... Read More »

Hospitality For The Mind, Body & Soul

Hospitality For The Mind, Body & Soul
August 19, 2017

On this week's show, we meet some individuals who are doing their part to make the world a better place through food.    We begin with the remarkable story of JoAnn Clevenger of the Upperline Restaurant. While she is known first and foremost for her beloved restaurant, JoAnn has taken on many different endeavors over the years, all with the unifying purpose of bringing people together.   Several contemporary health problems originate from eating foods with... Read More »

Victuals And Spider Legs

Victuals And Spider Legs
July 22, 2017

On this week’s show, we take a sonic journey through Appalachia to explore the history and legacy of its unique foodways.   We begin with Troy Ball, whose hobby as a moonshiner became a means of helping her family survive financial ruin. Troy’s memoir, Pure Heart, tells a very personal story of raising two special needs sons while becoming the first legal female moonshiner in Southern history.   In the heart of Kentucky, there is no drink... Read More »

An Ocean Of Cocktails

An Ocean Of Cocktails
July 15, 2017

It's July in New Orleans, which means two things: scorching temperatures and the hottest event in the spirits world -- Tales of the Cocktail! On this week's show, we look at the annual summertime conference that brings the international cocktail scene to the Crescent City.   We begin with Maggie Campbell, head distiller at Privateer Rum, a historic rum company in a seaside New England town. A kind of privateer in her own right, Maggie describes how... Read More »

Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
July 1, 2017

On this week's show, just in time for the Fourth of July, we're celebrating the good old-fashioned American barbecue and the even older tradition of curing meat for preservation and eating.We begin with Rien Fertel, author of The One True Barbecue, who demystifies the role of the pit master in the tradition of whole hog barbecue in Tennessee and the Eastern Carolinas. Rien’s exhaustive research led him to some of the... Read More »

Louisiana Eats:Ranchers, Farmers And Fishermen Of The Mississippi Watershed

Louisiana Eats:Ranchers, Farmers And Fishermen Of The Mississippi Watershed
June 23, 2017

On this week’s show, we take an in-depth look at the unlikely conservationists who work along the Mississippi River watershed.    We begin with author Miriam Horn, whose book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman profiles five people who sustain production while preserving their environment. Miriam joins us to talk about her discovery — that there’s much more that unites Americans than divides us.   Then, we speak to a few of the conservationists featured in Miriam’s book, starting with Justin... Read More »

Louisiana Eats:  Delta Hot Tamales

Louisiana Eats: Delta Hot Tamales
June 17, 2017

On this week’s show, we travel to Greenville, Mississippi for their annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival.    We begin by speaking with author Julia Reed, who participates as the festival’s official Pizzazz Consultant. Julia’s writing has graced the pages of Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine and Garden and Gun. She shares memories of the very first Hot Tamale Festival and the significance of the hot tamale in the Mississippi Delta.   Leading off the festival, Julia facilitates a... Read More »

Champions Of Breakfast

Champions Of Breakfast
June 10, 2017

On this week's show, we're up at the crack at dawn to examine what many consider to be the most important meal of the day: breakfast. First, we speak with John Currence, the James Beard Award-winning chef who has earned the title of "Big Bad Chef" at his revered restaurant, Big Bad Breakfast. John tells us tall tales from his breakfast joint in Oxford, Mississippi. Next, we experience breakfast after midnight at the 24-hour Trolley Stop... Read More »

Louisiana Eats Tours Farms Afield And At Sea

Louisiana Eats Tours Farms Afield And At Sea
May 27, 2017

On this week's show, we hit the road to tour a variety of farms that do everything from growing fresh produce to raising colonies of honeybees. We begin with a tour of Mahaffey Farms in Princeton, Louisiana, where Evan McCommon has been converting his family's timber ranch into a biodiverse farm. The changes have been slow, but his resolve steady as the 1,100 acres change from a dense forest to... Read More »

Angling For Dinner: Louisiana's Catch And Cook Program

Angling For Dinner: Louisiana's Catch And Cook Program
May 20, 2017

On this week’s show, we’re traveling from Lafitte bayous to French Quarter kitchens for a look at Louisiana’s Catch and Cook Program. Under Catch and Cook, charter fishing groups can bring their catch to a participating restaurant, where the chef will prepare their fresh-caught fish to order.   We begin by angling on the water with Dickie Brennan, Executive Chef Gus Martin, and Captain Theophile Bourgeouis. Theophile, a lifelong Louisiana fisherman, navigates the... Read More »

Louisiana Eats:  Greece On The Bayou

Louisiana Eats: Greece On The Bayou
May 13, 2017

On this week’s show, we visit the Greek Isles without ever leaving the bayou. Holy Trinity Cathedral on Bayou St. John in New Orleans is home to the oldest Greek Orthodox community in North America. For over 150 years, this tight-knit community has combined food and faith in the traditional way of their ancient ancestors. For 44 years, Trinity members have welcomed thousands of visitors to their annual Greek Festival. Months before the... Read More »

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