Food

Louisiana Eats!
11:20 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Growing Up Brennan

Lally Brennan and Ti Martin, co-proprietors of Commander's Palace.
Chris Kehoe

When Owen Brennan opened the Vieux Carré restaurant in 1946, he created a Louisiana dynasty that today numbers more than a dozen establishments run by multiple members of the Brennan’s clan. On this week’s show, we explore what it’s like to grow up Brennan.

Lally Brennan and Ti Martin share childhood memories and discuss what it’s like to be at the helm of Commander’s Palace today.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Pigpens Go Posh At Hogs For The Cause

Team Wild Hogs is among the Hogs for the Cause participants that build elaborate sites and camps for the charity cookoff.
Paul Cheney

A spirit of competition and creative excess is helping a local charity cook-off grow bigger and better, and in ways beyond the food offerings.

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Louisiana Eats!
9:10 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Sweet Eats: Sugar And Honey

Spencer Marshall, beekeeping guru of Northern California, shows how he harvests honey from hives on his farm in Napa Valley.
Credit Terry McCarthy

What’s sweeter than honey? Sugar! Or is it the other way around? On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we try to answer that question as we examine the sweetest things from Louisiana, California and across the world.

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Food
6:44 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Relighting The Tiki Torch

A modern tiki cocktail with retro roots at Latitude 29 in the French Quarter.
Ian McNulty

Food writer Ian McNulty on a new trend coming ashore in New Orleans with drinks, food and ambiance all set to the tone of tiki.

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Louisiana Eats!
9:35 am
Sat March 14, 2015

These Pubs Are Homes Away From Home

The Irish Channel Parade is one of several St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Louisiana.
Credit Infrogmation of New Orleans / Flickr

This week, we are headed straight to the living room. But we don’t mean the living room in your house; we’re talking about the nearest Irish Pub! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Louisiana Eats! is exploring all things Irish.

Tulane History Professor and author of the new book “The Irish in New Orleans,” Laura Kelley gives us a history of Irish immigrants in the Crescent City and how they influenced Louisiana culture in some unexpected ways.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Where Y'Eat: The Intersection Of St. Patrick's Day, St. Joseph's Day, And The Dentist's Chair

Danger ahead? Even the traditional foods of a St. Joseph's Day altar have led to the dentist's chair.
Ian McNulty

At the intersection of St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day in New Orleans, food-centric celebrations abound, but so do some unique hazards for the unwary.


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Food
4:35 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Camp Cooking Comes To Town

A view of the oyster log at Trenasse in the CBD.
Ian McNulty

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Louisiana Eats!
11:00 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Fun, Funky & Almost Famous

Author Jyl Benson & photographer Sam Hanna discuss the importance of collaboration and creative energy when working on "Fun, Funky and Fabulous: New Orleans' Casual Restaurant Recipes."
Credit Sandra Hanna

It's a common fact of life that there is more to people and things than meets the eye.

For example, many people know New Orleans artist Thomas Mann for his jewelry and metal sculptures, but may have been unfamiliar with his interest with food. An accomplished cook and self-styled ovo-lacto-piscean vegetarian, Thomas will get to show off his chops on Food Network's new competitive cooking show "All-Star Academy," which premieres Sunday, March 1 at 8 p.m. He gives us the scoop on his network debut and what audiences can expect to tune in to.

Louisiana Eats! roving reporter Jyl Benson is more than just a longtime contributor to our show. She's also a prolific food writer and, most recently, author of a new cookbook: "Fun, Funky and Fabulous: New Orleans' Casual Restaurant Recipes." Along with collaborator Sam Hanna, Jyl discusses how the book came together, both offering an in depth look at their approach to food photography.

Also, Chris Boucher, industrial hemp advocate, explains the benefits of Cannabis sativa, the plant often demonized as "The Devil's Weed." While hemp and marijuana are both derivatives of Cannabis sativa, hemp contains no THC, the active chemical that gets marijuana users high. Chris explains why attitudes toward hemp turned sour by the 1930s and why he believes, with new research and growing interest in the product, hemp cultivation will soon become a giant industry in the U.S.

We're taking a long look on both sides of the fence on this week's Louisiana Eats!

Food
4:35 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Eats Along St. Claude Avenue

Red's Chinese, housed in a former store, is one of a new crop of diverse eateries to emerge lately along St. Claude Avenue.
Ian McNulty

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Louisiana Eats!
5:01 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Tet Festival Offers 3 Days Of Delicious Vietnamese Cuisine

Pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup, is one of a variety of dishes that will be available at this weekend's Tet festival.
Credit snowpea&bokchoi / Flickr

Vietnamese New Year was officially Thursday, but the festivities in New Orleans East have just started. The largest of these events is a three-day Tet festival hosted by Mary Queen of Vietnam Church (14001 Dwyer Blvd.) beginning Friday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Drawing in thousands of locals and visitors from across the region, the neighborhood festival features live music, dancing, fireworks and, of course, exceptional Vietnamese cuisine. Food writer Ian McNulty gives Poppy the scoop on what dishes to sample this weekend and why you should arrive with an empty stomach.

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