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!
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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Louisiana Eats!
6:28 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Tailgating Expeditions Around The South

Taylor Mathis traveled to Southeastern college towns collecting stories about tailgating on game day. Taylor was received warmly in Baton Rouge; he ate seven different meats in a single day.
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On this week's Louisiana Eats! we speak with Taylor Mathis about his escapades around the Southeast in search of the best tailgate parties on College Game Day. We'll also hear from Bill Heavey, who spent a year eating foraged food and writing about it in his new book It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:31 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Taking Their Craft To The Next Level

The Cheesemonger Invitational is a competitive gather of professionals within the cheese industry held each summer in New York City. This year, Justin Trosclair competed victoriously for the St. James Cheese Company in New Orleans.
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This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll hear how three professionals hone their skills to step onto the national stage.

Justin Trosclair refined his knowledge of cheese at the St. James Cheese Company in New Orleans before taking home first prize at the Cheesemonger Invitational in New York City. We'll talk with Justin about the competition. Then, Steven Hollenkamp left his job in finance to create Cocktail Caviar, a new accessory to your favorite drinks.

We'll also hear from Lolis Elie about the new cookbook he's written that's inspired by the real and fictional worlds of Tremé.

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Louisiana Eats
6:17 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Vegetable Lover's Paradise

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Deborah Madison has been involved in the food industry since the 1970's. She joins us on Louisiana Eats! to talk about her new book, Vegetable Literacy, and growing up in a family of botanists. We'll also hear from a pair of Memphis natives to discuss how to make vegetables the centerpiece of any meal by sprucing them up with traditional Southern ingredients. 

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Thu July 25, 2013

A Show Full Of Folksy Southern Storytellers

After a year's worth of ups and downs, Hubig's Pies has found a new place to call home.
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On this week's show we're hosting a southern comedian, a southern business, and a southern chef.

Listeners may have seen Jeff Foxworthy hosting The American Baking Competition, but his connection to food runs deeper than some might expect. Jeff joins Poppy to discuss his relationship with food using his signature redneck humor.

It's been a long road of recovery for Drew Ramsey and the Hubig's Pie factory, but a year's worth of planning has found the business a new home. Drew's back to tell us the story.

Finally, Jarred Zeringue of Eat New Orleans discusses the family recipes that inspire his cooking.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Familiar Voices At The Louisiana Eats! Table

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We've invited some of our favorite guests back for this week's edition of Louisiana Eats! They might have all been on the program before, but they've each got something new to bring to the table.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:02 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Tales Of The Cocktail Inspired By The History Of Drinking And Dining

Each July, the Hotel Monteleone becomes the epicenter for Tales of the Cocktail, an internationally attended event in celebration of the cocktail.
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Tales of the Cocktail has been shaking up the international cocktail scene since 2002. We'll speak with founder Ann Tuennerman for a retrospective of the annual event, and find out her plans for the future.

Then, we'll continue our spirited discussion by talking with the King of Cocktails, Dale Degroff. Dale outlines his involvement in the cocktail scene and discusses its return to popularity in the past decade.

Finally, we'll hear about a new collaboration between the Leidenheimer Baking Company and Tableau, a new restaurant in the French Quarter.

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Louisiana Eats!
7:38 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

Why Do Louisianians Invest In Culinary Expertise?

Students at the Louisiana Culinary Institute had their professional and personal lives taped for an entire semester for a new reality television show called "The Freshmen Class."
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The Tulane University Center for Culinary Medicine has found a new home on Broad Street. We'll be joined by the movers and shakers of the program on this week's Louisiana Eats!, including Dr. Gourmet and the country's first medical school chef.

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