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!
9:00 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Louisiana Eats! Celebrates The International Year Of Family Farming

Jamie and Kenny Mauthe with their two daughters, one of their cows, and Louisiana Eats! host Poppy Tooker.
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The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization declared that 2014 is the International Year of Family Farming. Over the course of the next year, Louisiana Eats! will periodically profile local family farms to find out how their family farms impact our community.  

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Louisiana Eats!
12:03 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Traditional Dishes Served At The New Year's Table

One of the most popular New Year's dishes in the American South is Hoppin' John. We'll hear about this dish and more new year's traditions on this week's show.
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Every holiday has its own of traditions, and New Year's Day is no exception. On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear about a bowl of hoppin' john made with the freshest ingredients, the superstitions behind black-eyed peas, and a roasted cabbage beyond your wildest dreams.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:00 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

2013: Louisiana Eats! Year In Review

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As 2013 comes to an end we're looking back at some of our favorite interviews from the past year on Louisiana Eats!. We spoke with the team from Bayou Teche Brewing during Carnival season to find out what they'd been brewing for the holiday and how they celebrate Mardi Gras Day in Acadiana. And as the festival season continued, we hung out with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes to find out what fuels them in the studio and on the road. 

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Louisiana Eats!
7:00 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Stylish And Debauched: A Guide To The Bars Of The French Quarter

While writing their new pocket guide about bars in the Vieux Carré, the authors of The French Quarter Drinking Companion developed an appreciation for Bourbon Street, despite its often-negative stigma.
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On this week's Louisiana Eats! Poppy goes for a tour around the French Quarter with the authors of the French Quarter Drinking Companion, a new guide to the classy drinking establishments and debauched hole-in-the-walls in the Vieux Carré.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Investigating Health Care In Louisiana's Restaurants

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This week's edition of Louisiana Eats! investigates health care in the restaurant industry from an insider's point of view. We'll hear about life in the kitchen and the toll it takes on the workers who prepare our food.

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Louisiana Eats!
4:00 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Thanksgivukkah: A Once In A Lifetime Celebration

Soldiers feast on a traditional Thanksgiving supper during World War I. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah converge this year in an unlikely occurrence that won't happen for another 77,000 years.
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In honor of the incredibly rare occurrence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapping, Louisiana Eats! is building the perfect Thanksgivukkah holiday meal with caterers, cooks and bakers.

First we'll speak with Bertha Pichon, a Creole woman who's been the Kosher caterer in New Orleans for over forty years. The Kosher conversation continues with a chat about traditional Hanukkah cooking preparations with Mildred Covert

Then we'll hear about some of Louisiana's favorite Thanksgiving dishes from Madeline Wright and the NOLA Pie Guy.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Cookbook Construction With Experts And Authors

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Building a cookbook is a lot of work. From recipe testing to photography sessions to finalized editing, the process can be grueling. On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear how it gets done, from beginning to end, from a group of authors and photographers.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:30 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Chef John Besh Shares His Life Lessons

Chef John Besh shared his tips for cooking a flavorful garlic aioli with Poppy Tooker.
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Chef John Besh's Cooking from the Heart documents his journey through the domestic and European kitchens that have influenced his palette and cooking style. This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll cook a dish with John at Restaurant August and then join him in the dining room for a conversation about his career. 

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Treats And Traditions For Your Halloween Celebration

Children gather to celebrate Halloween in 1943.
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Delve into the supernatural on this week's Louisiana Eats! We're speaking with Manbo Sallie Ann Glassman about the role food plays in ceremonial vodou. Listen closely and the spirit will move you.

Spirits also leave behind their recipes, according to Mary Ann Winkowski. She's been able to speak with ghosts since her childhood and know several reasons why they stick around. And death has visited the Hermann-Grima House in the French Quarter; we'll take a took to learn about the customs of a 19th century funeral and the importance of food on All Saints Day. 

If all of this is too spooky for you, stick around for a light-hearted chat with Clare Crespo for ways to spruce up your Halloween holiday. 

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Louisiana Eats!
10:00 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Investigating Deep Culture: Soul Food And The Amazon

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On this week's Louisiana Eats! we speak with Adrian Miller about his new book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, a self described love-letter to African-American cooks. Adrain traces the history of this particular cuisine and theorizes why it might be in jeopardy.

And for years the Amazonian rainforest has been in jeopardy. We hear from Louisiana native and ethno-botanist Dr. Mark Plotkin about the way it shapes our Louisiana table. Plus, Ryan Hughes also joins the program to discuss an exotic fruit he's just started working with: Dragon Fruit.

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