Louisiana Eats! http://wwno.org en From Urban Farms To Oyster Reefs: How The LSU AgCenter Improves Lives In Louisiana http://wwno.org/post/urban-farms-oyster-reefs-how-lsu-agcenter-improves-lives-louisiana <p>The LSU AgCenter fosters agricultural, engineering and scientific programs across the state. On this week's <em>Louisiana Eats!</em>, we go across the state to hear how Ag agent Grace Peterson is connecting Shreveport residents with regional food.</p><p>We'll also cultivate tomatoes with Bobby Fletcher near the Mississippi River and float downstream with Dr. John Bell to learn how the Louisiana oyster can help rebuild coastal wetlands. We travel from the Gulf of Mexico to Shreveport's urban farms on this week's <em>Louisiana Eats!</em></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 64899 at http://wwno.org Celebrating The Frozen Daiquiri http://wwno.org/post/celebrating-frozen-daiquiri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual Tales of the Cocktail event is currently underway in New Orleans, celebrating the city's contribution as birthplace of </span><a href="http://wwno.org/post/make-mine-double-american-cocktail" style="line-height: 1.5;">the American cocktail</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the culture that has grown out of it. But there is one mixed drink you can get almost anywhere in Louisiana that has spawned a very different kind of culture.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Scott Gold 64497 at http://wwno.org Make Mine A Double: The American Cocktail http://wwno.org/post/make-mine-double-american-cocktail <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite Louisiana’s scorching temperatures in July, thousands of visitors beat a path to New Orleans in search of a cold cocktail at the annual Tales of the Cocktail event. On this week’s show we’ll hear from the founder of </span><a href="http://talesofthecocktail.com/tales-of-the-cocktail-2014/2014-new-orleans-events/" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the conference</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, get a dose of history from</span><a href="http://www.kingcocktail.com/bitters.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> the King of Cocktails</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and hear how a smear campaign kept </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/dining/reviews/13wine.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">absinthe</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> out of our liquor cabinets for 100 years.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Break out the ice, the bar’s open on this week’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisiana Eats!</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:50:17 +0000 Poppy Tooker 64243 at http://wwno.org How Hansen's Sno-Bliz Became An 'American Classic' http://wwno.org/post/how-hansens-sno-bliz-became-american-classic <p>Every year, the James Beard Foundation recognizes cherished local food businesses distinguished by their timeless appeal. This year, the <a href="http://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/awards-watch-meet-2014-americas-classics">America's Classic honor</a> was awarded to <a href="http://www.snobliz.com/">Hansen's Sno-Bliz</a>, the place where the unique style of the New Orleans sno-ball was invented.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:39:22 +0000 Scott Gold 63719 at http://wwno.org A Salute To The James Beard Awards http://wwno.org/post/salute-james-beard-awards <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every year The James Beard Awards are bestowed on the most talented individuals in the professional food industry.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 63440 at http://wwno.org Can A Week-Long Trip Mint New Ambassadors To New Orleans? http://wwno.org/post/can-week-long-trip-mint-new-ambassadors-new-orleans Students at NYU's Food Studies program are studying to be professionals in all walks of life, from community organizers and journalists to food-policy experts and public health workers.</p><p>The class takes a week-long trip to New Orleans each year, which is often the first time students visit the city. Their professor&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">goes to great lengths to connect them with authentic Louisiana experiences, but is a week enough time to overcome years of media-saturated preconceptions? &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Thomas Walsh 62991 at http://wwno.org Cultural Tourism At Its Finest: Food Studies In New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/cultural-tourism-its-finest-food-studies-new-orleans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Using food as a way to understand the world is something your parents probably never studied in college, but it’s has become a popular discipline in the past decade. Each year, professor Meryl Rosofsky brings students from <a href="http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/nutrition/food/ma/" target="_blank">NYU’s food studies program</a> to New Orleans for a week-long cultural immersion. We join them at Dooky Chase to hear if their preconceptions of New Orleans are being shed.</span></p><p>We’ll also visit the <a href="http://www.steamboatwarehouse.com/menu" target="_blank">Steamboat Warehouse </a>in St. Landry Parish, take a cooking class with <a href="https://twitter.com/KyanDouglas">Kyan Douglas</a>, and <a href="http://nolavie.com/food-porn-friday-the-brilliance-of-leftovers-32820/" target="_blank">make leftovers with Scott Gold </a>and his enormous jar of kimchi.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:02:28 +0000 Poppy Tooker 62990 at http://wwno.org Summertime Fun: Hot Dogs, Picnics And Kids http://wwno.org/post/summertime-fun-hot-dogs-picnics-and-kids <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As temperatures rise around Louisiana it's become perfectly clear that summer is here. So this week on <em>Louisiana Eats!</em> we're talking about traditional summertime foods, giving you advice for picnics, and hearing how to keep your kids entertained during the hottest part of the year.</span></p><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 18:15:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 43411 at http://wwno.org Turning It Around With Food: Triumph Kitchen In Baton Rouge http://wwno.org/post/turning-it-around-food-triumph-kitchen-baton-rouge <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Baton Rouge, teenagers looking to turn their lives around are <a href="http://www.triumphkitchen.org/about.html" target="_blank">getting involved with Triumph Kitchen</a>. &nbsp;Directors Chris and Sommer Wadsworth join us to share Triumph’s story and then we’ll turn to New Orleans to hear how <a href="http://libertyskitchen.org/youth-development-training/" target="_blank">Liberty’s Kitchen, a local non-profit, is doing similar work.</a></span></p><p>Then we’ll be joined by <em>Louisiana Eats!</em> <a href="http://www.drgourmet.com/recipes/#.U5J49vldVio" target="_blank">regulars Dr. Gourmet </a>and Ryan Hughes to hear what they’ve got in store for the summer. Ryan’s traveling to Russia to feed a festival of people and Dr. Gourmet’s ready to share his tips about combating heart disease. Plus, Cory Bahr gives us the scoop about <a href="http://www.opentable.com/restaurant-cotton-reservations-monroe?rid=85258&amp;restref=85258" target="_blank">his fine-dining restaurant in Monroe</a>.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">And don’t forget to&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:love@palacecafe.com?subject=Love%20at%20Tales" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">send in your personal stories</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;about finding love at Tales of the Cocktail.</span></p><p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 03:00:35 +0000 Poppy Tooker 62113 at http://wwno.org A Taste Of Home: Finding Cultural Identity At The Table http://wwno.org/post/taste-home-finding-cultural-identity-table <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whether they’re short trips across town or long voyages across the oceans, we all take journeys. On this week’s <em>Louisiana Eats!</em> we’ll speak with writers and restaurateurs about their personal quests for cultural identity.</span></p><p>Kim Sunee’s appetites include <a href="http://kimsunee.com/video-clips/" target="_blank">travel, knowledge and food</a>. Her trip to Korea is one of the main topics she writes about in&nbsp;<em>A Mouthful of Stars</em>, which explores another dimension of Kim’s creativity: her poetry.</p> Sat, 31 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 61724 at http://wwno.org