Louisiana Eats!

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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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Editor's note: this episode contains accounts of sexual assault.

On this week's show, we take a look at sexual harassment and abuse in the restaurant industry.

Chef and co-owner of DTB New Orleans and Bacobar in Covington, Carl Schaubhut
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Chef Carl Schaubhut is a culinary dynamo. The New Orleans native behind Bacobar on the Northshore and DTB in Uptown is known for his innovative menus that marry regional and international flavors. "To say that food was part of life is a literal explanation, Carl told Louisiana Eats host Poppy Tooker. "I mean, it is life. It's every day."

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Join us this week as we celebrate the 95th birthday of a New Orleans icon, our dear friend, Leah Chase. We'll spend the hour honoring Leah's talent and achievements as the undisputed Queen of Creole Cooking.

Louisiana Eats: 2017 Louisiana Eat! Year In Review

Dec 29, 2017
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As 2017 comes to an end, we take a look back at some of our favorite Louisiana Eats moments from the past year.

 

First, we speak with Lior Lev Sercarz, a chef, spice blender, and owner of La Boîte in New York City. Lior discusses his career's trajectory from sergeant of the Israeli army to spice master, and explains why he believes both home cooks and professional chefs will benefit from delving into spices.

 

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This week, we’re sharing portraits of two chef-artists, tracing their paths from cradle to culinary greatness. 

First, we hear from James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence, whose upbringing in New Orleans has informed his illustrious restaurant career based in Oxford, Mississippi. John describes the through-lines of his craft, which includes a strong sense of place and a healthy dose of humility.

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On this week's show, we’re sharing stories from modern day hunters and gatherers.

We begin on the forest floor with Danlyn Brennan, who has spent her life foraging wild edibles. Her passion for wild craft is clear yet complicated by a desire to keep her methods and locations hidden. 

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December is upon us, and we're gearing up for the holiday revelry by learning tricks of the trade from a few remarkable cocktailians. 

 

We begin with David Wondrich, one of the world's leading experts on the cocktail. He tell us about the early days of the craft cocktail revolution.

Louisiana Eats: Give Peas A Chance

Nov 25, 2017
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On this week's show, we're celebrating peas on earth.

We meet farmers, distillers, and plant breeders who are pioneers in their fields. We begin with Ben Branson, founder of Seedlip—a distillery producing non-alcoholic spirits using peas grown on his 300-year-old family farm in Northern England.

On this week's show, we meet some mad scientists of the culinary world and uncover some of the greatest technical secrets of the kitchen and bar. We begin with culinary inventor Dave Arnold at New York’s former Booker and Dax, whose collaborations with Chef Wylie Dufresne have resulted in magical molecular gastronomy. He tells us about some of his wildest experiments in the kitchen.

On this week's show, we take a look at invasive species in our region and meet some people who live by the motto: if you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em. 

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