Poppy Tooker

Food
8:15 am
Sat April 27, 2013

What To Eat At Jazz Fest If You Stayed Up Too Late

Ya Ka Mein is an African-American traditional food, also known as "Old Sober"
Hallie Sheck WWNO

As Jazz Fest enters its second day, folks may be waking up this morning a bit haggard from yesterday’s festivities. For those battling the brown bottle blues, fear not: there may be help for you at the Fair Grounds.

Poppy Tooker, host of Louisiana Eats!, says first you’ll need to visit Ms. Linda’s Ya Ka Mein stand, right near the Congo Square Stage.

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Louisiana Eats!
1:00 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Meet The Microbrewery That's Spreading Brooklyn's 'Funkiness'

Throughout the year Brooklyn Brewery will trek into 11 different cities to celebrate the growing cultural link between food and art.
Mark Faviell

Many people might be familiar with Brooklyn Brewery, the New York-based microbrewery. But did you know they've organized a highly collaborative project called The MASH? It's an interactive tour of the brewery's favorite food, music, comedy, literature, and beer that's traversing the country over the next year.

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear all about this modern cavalcade's cross-country trip.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Sat March 2, 2013

Where the Water Beats Against the Land

This is one of several photographs that Alexander Allison shot of the flooded conditions along the Mississippi River at the turn of the 20th century. Tulane University professor Oliver Houck used this picture on the cover of his recently released book, Down on the Batture
Credit Alexander Allison

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll go Down on the Batture with Professor Oliver Houck. He'll explain the ecology of this small sliver of land, the bounty of foodstuffs found there, and the opportunities it provides for fringe living.

We'll also hear about the partnership forged between Tulane University's School of Medicine and Johnson & Wales University, a prominent culinary institute in the United States.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Sat February 16, 2013

The Importance of Going Slow

Slow Food USA's new executive director, Richard McCarthy.

On this week's episode of Louisiana Eats!, Poppy sits down for an extended chat with Richard McCarthy, a homegrown hero who's provided leadership to the Crescent City Farmer's Market for more than fifteen years. Richard speaks about the work he's done in New Orleans and discusses his recent appointment as Slow Food USA's  executive director.

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Louisiana Eats
3:32 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Christmas Treats & Trips

Since opening in 2007, Sucre Sweet Boutiques and Confection Studio has become a popular destination for New Orleanians.

Join us as we celebrate Christmas on Louisiana Eats! Tariq Hanna of Sucre discusses a recent trip to Switzerland that resulted in his own customized chocolate. Then, after we travel to Natchitoches for the Christmas Festival of Lights, historian Rien Fertel tells us forgotten stories about the praline.

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Louisiana Eats!
2:02 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

A Festive Chanukah Celebration

Since they're prepared in hot oil, latkes are often thought of as a perfect way to commemorate the miracle of Chanukah.

We're celebrating Chanukah on this week's Louisiana Eats! First, we'll hear from Michael Twitty about the overlapping food customs between his African-American heritage and his Jewish faith. Then, Joan Nathan returns to the program to talk about Jewish culinary influences across the South. Plus, Andrew Zimmern recounts stories from around the world.

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Louisiana Eats!
4:54 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

A Spooktacular Halloween Show

We're celebrating Halloween on this week's edition of Louisiana Eats!

Poppy is joined by Mary Ann Winkowski to talk about her ability to communicate with the spirit world. Plus, we'll demystify the history of absinthe before hearing from a voodoo priestess about rituals, mojo bags, and herbal remedies.

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Louisiana Eats!
1:39 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

The Vegan, the Doctor, and the Democrats

Vegan Kristin Lajeunesse is crossing America in search of vegan food.

As she travels the country looking for vegan food, Kristin Lajeunesse joins Poppy to discuss Louisiana's vegan scene. Then, two representatives from the Northshore Democratic Women's Club talk about assembling their Cookbook for the Hungry. Plus, Dr. Gourmet returns to give us his advice about comfort food.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:10 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Three Gifted Female Leaders

Nomvula Mashoai-Cook speaking at one of the art markets she organizes in South Africa.

On this week's episode of Louisiana Eats! we'll speak with three incredibly gifted women, each leaders in their respective field. Nomvula Mashoai-Cook discusses the importance of food at the art market she organizes in South Africa. Then, Poppy speaks with Lynne Rosetto-Kasper and the cast of The Splendid Table. And finally, Molly Stevens discusses cooking techniques from her new book, All About Roasting.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:32 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

The Miraculous Marcus

Chef Marcus Samuelsson at Red Rooster, his restaurant in Harlem.

This week on Louisiana Eats, Poppy sits down for an extended conversation with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. Marcus talks about the circumstances that brought him to Sweden as a child, his rise to fame, and his first trip back to his Ethiopian homeland. Plus, Frank McMains finds a great spot to eat alongside the Atchafalaya Basin.

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