Louisiana Eats!

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m.

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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Major Support for Louisiana Eats! comes from: 

Zatarain's, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Rouses Supermarkets.

With additional support from:

Dickie Brennan Family of Restaurants, LCI Workers' Comp and Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home.

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll celebrate Thanksgiving by speaking with expert chefs, roasters, and bakers. First, Molly Stevens provides us with tricks of the trade for roasting everything from vegetables to seafood. Then, Chef Chris DeBarr and Lee Stafford collaborate to serve a Thanksgiving meal made entirely from local foods available at the time of Louisiana's settlement. Plus, Poppy teaches us how to deep-fry a turkey and Kate McDermott shares tips for baking pies.

New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, 1932 (Private Collection)

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear from Professor Jim Heimann as he talks about the evolution of restaurant menus in the the 20th century and how they chart the cultural values of America. Then, documentary filmmaker Peggy Scott Laborde gets nostalgic about New Orleans' favorite food and drinks.

On this week's episode of Louisiana Eats! we'll speak with Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramanto about opening Restaurant R'evolution, their new joint venture in the French Quarter. And then producers from Treme talk about building a restaurant set for the television series' third season.

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.

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.

On this edition of Louisiana Eats! food writer Suzanne Pfefferle talks about making her first documentary, Vietnamese Cuisine in New Orleans. Then bartender Adam Seger discusses his Southern Louisiana roots, and historian Rien Fertel reveals secrets from The Picayune's Creole Cook Book.

In this week's episode of Louisiana Eats!, Poppy speaks with several foodies from around the state. First, Chef Susan Spicer talks about her involvement with HBO's Treme. Then we'll hear from Chef Cory Bahr about his latest restaurant in Monroe before hearing about a great restaurant in Lafayette. And finally, restauranteur Chip Apperson tells us about hosting a slew of celebrity chefs in New Orleans for a film shoot.

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.

This week on Louisiana Eats! Chef Jeff Henderson talks about his transformation from prison inmate to head chef at the Bellagio in Las Vegas; Chef Matt Murphy recounts his near-fatal encounter with flesh-eating bacteria; and writer Molly Birnbaum regains her sense of smell after losing it in an automobile accident.

Back to School

Sep 5, 2012

This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll go back to school with three different experts. Dr. Tim Harlan of Tulane Medical Center explains how his graduate students are teaming up with chefs from nationally renown culinary school, Johnson & Wales.

Then Chef Alex Hamman gives us a profile of the Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge. Plus, the crew of Liberty's Kitchen helps school children stay focused and attentive in the classroom.