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.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Thu June 20, 2013

'Table Talk' From The Delta And 'Good Eggs' From The Bay

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Many people within the culinary scene of New Orleans are not originally from here. Leah Chase calls them "foreigners." We'll hear from several of those "foreigners" on this week's Louisiana Eats!

Writer Julia Reed joins us to talk about her early years in the Mississippi Delta, her travels around the world, and her home in the Crescent City. We'll also hear about a new program coming to New Orleans called Good Eggs, which connects people together online so they can source their food locally.  

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Let's Hear It For The Boys

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In honor of Father's Day we're chatting with the boys on this week's Louisiana Eats!.

Chocolatier Tariq Hanna joins us to discuss what inspires his work at Sucré and how cakes have brought him to the White House. Then we'll hear how Jay Bentley, a very masculine chef from Montana, imports the flavors of New Orleans to Big Sky country.

We'll also be joined by Ian McNulty, who tells us which town in Louisiana has the most mouthwatering balls — boudin balls, that is. And we round out the show with a discussion about the "chill" attitude of Louisianians from culinary heavyweight David Chang.

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Louisiana Eats!
2:11 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Natural Food Advocates Share Their Tips For Healthy Living

Eliminating processed food from your diet does not mean you have to compromise flavor. For example, fried sage can bring a new dimension to some of your favorite dishes.
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We're cutting out processed foods on this week's Louisiana Eats! First we'll speak with Loretta Barrett Oden about the pragmatic culinary heritage of her Native American people. Then Penelope Dane joins the conversation to talk about gluten-free living. Finally, we'll wrap things up with a conversation about the different vegan dining experiences across the country.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:39 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Know Your Fisherman: Louisiana Direct Seafood Mends A Forgotten Relationship

A series of technological advancements in the past decade has allowed Louisiana fishermen to sell their catches directly to the public, thereby eliminating middlemen and putting more money in their pockets.
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On this week's edition of Louisiana Eats! we hear about a new program developed by LSU that allows consumers the opportunity to buy fresh catches directly from our state's fishermen.

Then we'll visit the kitchen of GW Finns to speak with Chef Tenney Flynn about safely handling seafood before it hits the pan.

And you’ll want to hear about the secret ingredient Ryan Hughes received from one of his hip friends in California. Here’s a hint: it had to be sent through the mail in an airtight container.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

What's To Become Of The New Orleans Food Truck Scene?

The New Orleans Food Truck Coalition is collaborating with members of the New Orleans City Council to change legislation regarding mobile food vendors in Orleans Parish.

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On this week's Louisiana Eats! New Orleans' councilwoman Stacy Head and Rachel Billow of the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition draft new food truck ordinances in New Orleans' political system.

We'll hear how the laws are outdated, find out why an approved ordinance was vetoed, and discuss plans for the future. Then, Greg Reggio joins us to talk about his involvement with the Taste Buds, a culinary and restaurant development company based in Louisiana. Plus, Jyl Benson and Ryan Hughes discuss great places to eat and unexpected ingredients to use in your kitchen.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Sat May 4, 2013

Will Louisiana's Seafood System Go Commercially Extinct?

Louisiana shrimpers and fishermen are finding new ways to stay economically viable in the changing landscape of the 21st century.
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Fresh seafood has helped define Louisiana's cuisine for centuries. This week a field of experts join us on Louisiana Eats! to discuss how our local seafood is caught, distributed and consumed.

We'll hear from Paul Greenberg about the environmental changes that threaten the Mississippi River shrimp; listen how members of the Gulf Seafood Trace program improve consumer relationships with local fishers; and find out how the shrimp industry has changed in the past 20 years from seafood distributor Louis Raines.

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Jazz Fest 2013
3:51 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Jazz Fest Food: New Tastes For 2013

Our own Poppy Tooker at the Jazz Fest with a pork chop sandwich from Ms. Linda’s Catering.
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On average, Jazz Fest adds $300 million to the local economy and is expected to draw nearly half a million attendees this year.

And all of those people need to be fed.

With over 70 food and beverage vendors, Jazz Fest does not disappoint. We spoke with Poppy Tooker, the host of WWNO's Lousiana Eats!, as she went through her annual ritual surveying the food booths at Jazz Fest. We got to preview some of the new dishes hitting the festival food scene.

Poppy's top picks to try?

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Jazz Fest Performers Take You Inside Their Kitchens and Out on the Road

Members of Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes rock out at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2005. The band returns to the Acura Stage on Thursday, May 2nd at 1:35pm.
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Life on the road might be difficult for traveling musicians and their crews, but the perks of this lifestyle are almost impossible to replicate.

Chef Anne Churchill spends her summers traveling as a cook for one of rock's most popular touring bands and has the stories to prove it. She joins us on Louisiana Eats! to talk about the mammoth responsibilities of cooking at amphitheaters across the country.

We'll also hear from Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, whose decade together on the road has honed their tastes for the weird and wild. Their firsthand accounts with late-night diners will get you hungry for donuts, Philly cheese steaks, and kangaroo burgers.

And when it's finally time to come home, few know our musicians better than Elsa Hahne. She'll share stories about getting these public figures to open up to her privately in their own kitchens.

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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.
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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!
12:00 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Distilled & Fermented: Alcohol's Past, Present and Future

Mixologist Adam Segar consults many bars and fine dining establishments across the country, including New Orleans' Restaurant R'evolution.
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On this week's episode of Louisiana Eats! sommelier Molly Wismeier and mixologist Adam Seger discuss their involvement inside the wine cellar and behind the bar of Restaurant R'evolution.

Then, documentarian Ken Burns talks about the era of Prohibition in American history.

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