Food

Louisiana Eats!
12:14 pm
Sat May 16, 2015

Crawfish, Chicken And Cold Pop On Louisiana Eats!

Al Scramuzza, owner of Seafood City, holding his signature crawfish boil seasoning blend.
Credit Joe Shriner

Author Andrew Lawler sits down with us on this week’s Louisiana Eats! to discuss Why Did The Chicken Cross The World, which is also the title of his new book. You’ll be amazed by the many ways that simple bird has impacted humanity over the ages. Even Queen Victoria gets into the act, with her fascination for fancy hybrid chickens helping to bring about the “chicken bubble.” Would you pay thousands of dollars for a clucker? Nineteenth century Europeans did!

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Food
12:00 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Try radish greens in sandwiches or salads

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Dear Lynne,
Are radish tops safe, or are they dangerous like rhubarb leaves? If they won't kill me, what can I do with them?
-Martin from Des Moines
Dear Martin,

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Where Y'Eat: A New Look For Asian Flavors In New Orleans

Kung pao pastrami at Red's Chinese in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

You can chalk up the fiery burn of some dishes at Red’s Chinese to potent chiles. And that fleeting tingle across your tongue? That’s the work of Szechuan peppercorns. But what really gets the blood pulsing at this new Bywater restaurant goes beyond individual ingredients, and gets to something on the rise for restaurants around New Orleans.

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Food
2:51 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

10 commandments for perfect grilling

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1. Be organized

Have everything you need for grilling -- the food, marinade, basting sauce, seasonings, and equipment -- on hand and at grillside before you start grilling.

2. Gauge your fuel

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Louisiana Eats!
2:15 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Bringing Racial Justice To The Table

Hoeing Young Cotton between 1865 and 1895 - albumen stereograph photoprints mounted on board by Samuel Tobias Blessing.
Credit Courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection

This episode of Louisiana Eats! examines African-American culinary life and culture in slavery times and today. Historic New Orleans Collection curator Erin Greenwald gives us a private tour of Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865, an exhibit that examines the domestic slave trade in America. Solomon Northup, the free man of color who wrote the memoir "Twelve Years A Slave," comes to life with some amazing documents that shed light on his true story.

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Food
9:12 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Honey From the Rock Cafe

Food
12:00 am
Fri May 8, 2015

How to take your picnic to the next level

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The picnics Jen Stevenson attends are more elaborate than just a blanket and a basket of food. Stevenson's picnics involve pre-bottled cocktails, dishes assembled al fresco and dessert displays on wheels. She is co-author of The Picnic and a member of The Portland Picnic Society.

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Food
12:00 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Redefine the flavor and texture of your desserts using natural sugars

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Instead of conventional refined white sugar, Shauna Sever, author of Real Sweet, bakes with everything from muscovado sugar to maple syrup. "I think of [muscovado] as dark brown sugar on steroids," she says. "This has the crave-worthy molasses full flavor that we really want when we're using dark brown sugar."

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Food
12:00 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Author uncovers Jackson Pollock's hidden recipe collection

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Jackson Pollock was famous for creating abstract paint-splattered canvases, but he had a domestic side as well. "He was a man who loved puttering in his garden, gifting vegetables to his friends, baking loaves of bread and apple pie," says Robyn Lea, author of Dinner with Jackson Pollock (Assouline.com).

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Dining With A View Of Downtown's Future

The patio at Wood Pizza Bistro helped enliven one corner of the Warehouse District, and fits a development trend for downtown New Orleans.
Ian McNulty


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