Louisiana Eats!

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Louisiana Eats! is a radio show for people who cook and people who love to eat well — all with a Louisiana point of view and Poppy’s distinctive Louisiana voice.

In each program listeners join Poppy as she meets people who produce, cook, and eat the foods we enjoy and treasure — exploring kitchens and stores, farms and waterways where favorite foods are produced and prepared. And because Louisianans love all kinds of food, Poppy won’t limit herself to shrimp creole and hot sauce!

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Major Support for Louisiana Eats! comes from: 

Zatarain's, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Rouses Supermarkets.

With additional support from:

Dickie Brennan Family of Restaurants, LCI Workers' Comp and Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home.

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Louisiana Eats!
7:05 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

A World Without Fish & Georges' Olive Oil

Kurlansky's latest book aimed at children.

How To Dry Shrimp

1/2 lb. small sized unpeeled shrimp, head on
1/2 teaspoon salt

Pat shrimp dry and toss with salt. Arrange the shrimp in a single
layer on a paper plate. Cover with a sheet of paper towel and
microwave on high for 3 minutes intervals until shrimp are dried.

Eat as a snack or grind into a powder to use as an intense shrimp
flavoring agent.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:00 pm
Wed May 18, 2011

Chef Suvir Saran on Top Chef, Third Wave Coffee in Louisiana

One of the many beautiful designs you'll find in a cup of third wave coffee.

Andouille in Creole Mustard Cream Sauce

Serves 16 as an appetizer

2 lbs. andouille sausage - sliced into 1/8th inch rounds
1 cup Creole mustard
1 cup heavy cream

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Louisiana Eats!
5:11 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

Shadows on the Gulf & Holmes in the Quarter

BUSTER HOLMES' WORLD FAMOUS RED BEANS & RICE

1 pound red beans
1 pound smoked ham hock
1 onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic
1/2 stick margarine

Pick through the beans to remove any rocks. Wash beans and cover with water. Add onion, bell pepper, ham hock and garlic. Cook on slow fire until done, about 2 hours. Add salt, pepper, margarine and cook 5 minutes. Serve on rice with Louisiana hot sauce, French bread and butter.

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Louisiana Eats!
3:56 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

NOLA Family Businesses

Bernie Joliet's Mamita & Papa making tamales in New Orleans' yesteryears.

How To Clean & Fry Soft Shell Crabs

With crab in one hand and kitchen shears in the other begin by removing the face about 1/2 inch, including the eye sockets and the mouth. Next turn the crab over and remove the apron.

Finally, remove the feathery gills from both sides of the crab by lifting up the pointed ends of the soft shell, pulling them away from the body and snipping them off. Make sure you cut through the fluid-filled sac right behind the face to prevent the popping that happens as they cook.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:53 pm
Wed April 27, 2011

Anthony Bourdain & Jazzfest

Courtbouillon

Fish Fillet
1 lb. can of tomatoes
1 Onion, chopped
1 Bellpepper, chopped
3 Celery stalks, chopped
1/2 cup bacon grease or oil
1/2 cup flour
2 Garlic cloves
2 1/2 cups fish stock or water
2 Tsp. Thyme
2 Bay Leaves
1 Tsp. Pepper Sauce
Salt to taste

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Louisiana Eats!
6:01 pm
Wed April 20, 2011

Dooky Chase Traditions - Past and Present

Chef Leah Chase

Fried Chicken a la Leah Chase

Serves 4 - 6

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
Salt and pepper
Flour
Oil for deep frying

Rinse the chicken piece thoroughly and pat dry. Liberally season the chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in all-purpose flour. Heat the oil to 350 degrees and add the chicken to the hot oil making sure not to crowd the pot with too many pieces at one time. Set a timer for 20 minutes and when the timer rings, remove the chicken from the oil and drain on a rack. Serve immediately.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:59 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

Plentiful Passover Practices

Creole Oyster Bisque

Serves 8

1 qt. oysters and their juice
3 stalks finely chopped celery
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
3 stalks finely chopped celery
6 tablespoons flour
2 cups oyster liquor (or oyster rinse water)**
2 teaspoons thyme
2 bay leaves
3 medium Idaho potatoes, peeled, cubed and blanched
1 bunch thinly sliced green onions
2 cups heavy cream (or 1/2 & 1/2)
Salt, pepper, hot sauce to taste

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Louisiana Eats!
5:40 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Besh & The Boys

New Orleans native, Chef John Besh

Crawfish Etouffee (Serves 4)

1 lb. crawfish tails
1 Stick butter (8 oz)
1 Bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1 Clove garlic
3 Tablespoons tomato paste
1 Cup of water to rinse out crawfis tail bags
1 Teaspoon thyme
2 Bay leaves
1/4 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 turns of the peppermill
Scant 1/2 Teaspoon salt

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Louisiana Eats!
6:08 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Turn the Page - Tennessee Makes 100

Pultizer Prize winning playwright Tennessee Williams.

Brandy Alexander

Serves 1

1.5 ounces brandy
1 ounce dark creme de cacao
2 ounces heavy cream
Freshly grated nutmeg

Combine all of the ingredients. Add ice and shake vigorously for about a minute.  Strain into a chilled, stemmed martini glass and top with a just a bit of freshly grated nutmeg.
 

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Louisiana Eats!
1:50 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Spring Holidays Abound

The American Irish: innovating fashion since 1845.

Irish Channel Italian Cabbage (Serves 6 - 8)

1 large head of cabbage
1 lb bacon, diced
1 onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 cups Italian stuffing (see recipe to follow)

Cut the cabbage from the core, then cut into a coarse, large dice (about 3 inch square size pieces.) Rinse cabbage thoroughly in a colander and put aside.

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