Food en Where Y'Eat: Joining The Club, For Dinner <p><em>A new clutch of offbeat dinner clubs showcase both young chefs and very old Louisiana traditions.&nbsp; </em></p><p></p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:18:47 +0000 Ian McNulty 66684 at Personal Eating Choices: A Small Dietary Debate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With so much dissenting information over dietary choices, it's tough to know which regime is right for you. We're not choosing sides, but in the next hour on <em>Louisiana Eats!</em> we'll speak with experts who know where they firmly stand.</span></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Nina Teicholz</a>&nbsp;spent nine years researching&nbsp;<em>The Big Fat Surprise</em>, which advocates a diet of meat, cheese, dairy and eggs. Not your style? Stick around for Winne Stein's reflections on <a href="" target="_blank">The Moosewood Collective</a>, an innovative restaurant built on 60's idealism.&nbsp;</p><p>We'll also visit Veggie Fest in New Orleans, screen&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><em>The 100 Foot Journey</em></a>, and confront stress eating with <a href="" target="_blank">nutritionist Molly Kimball</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 66666 at Porters, Guezes And IPAs: Three Distinctive Beers At The Avenue Pub <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's no shortage of bars in New Orleans, but if you're looking to get a specialty craft beer the The Avenue Pub should be among the first places you go.</span></p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 66087 at Stay Indoors Or Get Out Of Town: Ways To Beat The Heat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When it's unbearably hot in Louisiana, there's not much you can do to beat the heat. Take a tip from the guests on this week's <em>Louisiana Eats!</em>:&nbsp;cool down with a brew or leave town for a couple of weeks.</span></p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 65999 at Where Y'Eat: Getting To The Point, For Dinner With A Side Of History <p><em>We follow a family story that leads across the Mississippi River to Algiers Point, and the tight-knit circuit of restaurants that make the neighborhood so inviting for short excursions.&nbsp; </em></p><p></p><p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:36:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 65936 at Tradition Begs For Evolution: Changing Federal Policy & Reviving Local Customs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michel </span>Nischan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Toby Rodriguez and Brian </span>Kyzar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;are all men with grand ambitions. Even though they work in different parts of the country, they each plan to bring about changes within their niche of the food industry.&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Michel's been in the game for over 35 years</a>. Among the many jobs he's had, Michel's done farm work, cooked in a kitchen, and opened a restaurant with Paul Newman. <a href="" target="_blank">Now he's focused on changing food policy</a> on the federal level. We hope you'll be as inspired by Michel as we have.</p><p>Then we'll speak with Toby Rodriguez and Brian Kyzar as they prepare for a pop-up dinner on Frenchmen Street. They're joining us to talk about <a href="" target="_blank">reviving the Cajun traditions</a> that were on the verge of extinction as little as five years ago. &nbsp;</p><p>Plus, Dr. Gourmet returns and Poppy shares a recipe for fried shrimp heads: don't let them go to waste!</p><p> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 65659 at Farm To Table International Symposium Hosts Food Policy Advocate Michel Nischan <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michel </span>Nischan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grew up spending time on his grandfather’s farm, so the thought of eating fresh food was second nature to him.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As he got older, he worked in kitchens and found out most of his customers weren’t too keen on the idea. He had to lie to them about where he was getting their food.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 65656 at Where Y'Eat: Exploring Authentic Chinese Flavors In Metairie <p><em>Two restaurants with deep menus of traditional Chinese flavors seem to be hiding in plain sight directly across from each other along one of the area's busiest boulevards. </em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sound of broiled oysters sizzling in their shells is a familiar one in southeast Louisiana, and it will always turn heads. But it wasn't just the sound effects or wafting smell of garlic that captured our attention as a waitress crossed the dining room with one particular order.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 65577 at Breakfast soup: rise, shine and simmer <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53f73b95b6eb3-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53f73b95b6eb3-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53f73b95b6eb3-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>New Orleans, La. – I get pretty excited about going out for a Vietnamese meal. But I usually don't set an alarm for one. Still, that's just what I found myself doing before a recent visit to Pho Hoa, a casual Vietnamese noodle house in Harvey.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:35:00 +0000 3142 at From Urban Farms To Oyster Reefs: How The LSU AgCenter Improves Lives In Louisiana <p>The LSU AgCenter fosters agricultural, engineering and scientific programs across the state. On this week's <em>Louisiana Eats!</em>, we go across the state to hear how Ag agent Grace Peterson is connecting Shreveport residents with regional food.</p><p>We'll also cultivate tomatoes with Bobby Fletcher near the Mississippi River and float downstream with Dr. John Bell to learn how the Louisiana oyster can help rebuild coastal wetlands. We travel from the Gulf of Mexico to Shreveport's urban farms on this week's <em>Louisiana Eats!</em></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 64899 at