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!

Live Fire And Cool Bars_

Live Fire And Cool Bars_
March 2, 2019

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we set out to discover hot spots both literally and figuratively in our backyard. We begin at Pêche Seafood Grill, where Chef Ryan Prewitt has been replicating live fire techniques he learned on a trip to Uruguay. Ryan explains how this new process has changed his entire perspective on cooking, and we get close to the flames as he shows us his kitchen's open hearth. If this is beyond your... Read More »

Et Tous Un Bon Mardi Gras

Et Tous Un Bon Mardi Gras
February 23, 2019

It’s Carnival time on Louisiana Eats! On this week’s show, we take to the streets with a distinctive krewe of food lovers.   We begin with author and songwriter Johnette Downing, who’s also known as “the pied piper of Louisiana music traditions.” Johnette shares her latest album, Swamp Romp, which, among other things, seeks to answer the eternal question, Who put the baby in the king cake?   Next, writer Sally Asher and illustrator Melissa Vandiver... Read More »

Giving

Giving "The Help " A Hand: Applauding Lives Spent In Service-
February 16, 2019

On this week s show, we re sharing untold stories of lives spent in service. We begin with a tour of the Kemper Williams Residence at the Historic New Orleans Collection with decorative arts curator Lydia Blackmore, who conducted exhaustive research on the individuals who worked for the Williams family. Next, we revisit our interview with the late historian Michael Mizell Nelson. In 2010, Michael took us on a streetcar... Read More »

Culinary Couples

Culinary Couples
February 9, 2019

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we’re in the mood for love on this week’s episode! In this hour, we meet two culinary couples who are making a mark on the New Orleans restaurant scene.    We begin with Chef Susan Spicer and Chip Martinson. Back in 1998, The New York Times named Susan the “Quiet Star of New Orleans.” Over twenty years later, Susan remains one of the city’s... Read More »

Sherds & Shipwrecks

Sherds & Shipwrecks
February 2, 2019

On this week’s show, we look at New Orleans history through the lens of the city’s material culture.    We begin at the Historic New Orleans Collection, which has played host to an annual gathering of antiques experts, collectors, and aficionados  for over a decade. We speak to Philippe Halbert, who presented original research at the Antiques Forum centered on the material culture of the French Atlantic world.    Next, we meet Jim Bruseth and... Read More »

Quick Bites:  Mermaids of New Orleans

Quick Bites: Mermaids of New Orleans
January 31, 2019

On Mardi Gras Day, it’s never surprising to find magical, mythical creatures mingling with street revelers. In her new book, The Mermaids of New Orleans, author Sally Asher brings the effervescent underwater life of Mississippi River sea nymphs to life. One day a year, all mermaids may walk on earth and in New Orleans, that day is Mardi Gras Day. In this podcast, we sit down with Sally and Melissa Vandiver,... Read More »

Dreams Of A Place At The Table

Dreams Of A Place At The Table
January 26, 2019

On this week’s show, we take a look at immigration and its impact on the American food landscape.    We begin with Rick Bayless, whose award-winning Frontera restaurants are bolstered by workers who come from immigrant backgrounds. Rick explains how many of his staff members were brought to the country as children and are now facing an uncertain future.   Then, Eddie Hernandez talks about harnessing the similarities between his Mexican culinary roots and Southern ingredients. Eddie... Read More »

Talking Trash

Talking Trash
January 19, 2019

Americans waste 373 million pounds of food each day. That’s a pound per person. On this week’s show, we’re talking trash — in a productive way, of course! We meet a few individuals who are working to tackle the widespread problem of food and water waste.   We begin with Baton Rouge-based food industry veteran Susanne Duplantis. Her blog, Makeover My Leftover, offers tips on how to transform yesterday’s scraps into today’s... Read More »

Hitting The Books

Hitting The Books
January 12, 2019

On this week’s show, we delve into the wonderful world of cookbooks. We begin with Chef Isaac Toups, who collaborated with acclaimed food writer Jennifer Cole on his debut cookbook, Chasing the Gator. The book pulls back the curtain on the new guard of Cajun cooking. Visit our website to hear a full-length Quick Bites podcast with Isaac, which includes a cracklins tasting and a round of Cajun games.   Nik Sharma also... Read More »

Quick Bites:  Johnette Downing, Louisiana's Pied Piper

Quick Bites: Johnette Downing, Louisiana's Pied Piper
January 10, 2019

Children in Louisiana grow up with so many local traditions that schools could practically add an extra class to cover all of them! Luckily, songwriter Johnette Downing is around to set these traditional stories to music. Johnette’s award-winning books and songs have earned her many nicknames, from “the pied piper of Louisiana music traditions” to “the musical ambassador to children.”  She described her new album "Swamp Romp like this:  When thinking about a concept for this recording, we... Read More »

Happy Birthday, Leah Chase

Happy Birthday, Leah Chase
January 5, 2019

Join us this week as we celebrate the 96th birthday of a New Orleans icon, our dear friend, Leah Chase. We'll spend the hour honoring Leah's talent and achievements as the undisputed Queen of Creole Cooking.   We begin on a special day we spent with Leah in 2012, when then-Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office kicked off Carnival season at Gallier Hall with king cake and a lovely surprise for Leah.   From there, we look... Read More »

In Memorium 2018: Culinary Legends Lost

In Memorium 2018: Culinary Legends Lost
December 29, 2018

On this week’s show, we look back on the lives of some extraordinary people we lost in 2018. We begin by revisiting our 2011 conversation with the late, great Anthony Bourdain. We had the opportunity to speak with Anthony after he was hired as a scriptwriter for the HBO series, Treme. Seven years later, we were absolutely devastated when we heard of Anthony’s suicide and remembered that long ago conversation.    We... Read More »

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