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
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 23, 2013

Hughes Goes South; Seafood Goes Digital

Chef Ryan Hughes' new restaurant, Purloo, currently operates as a pop-up restaurant located on Prytania Street in Uptown New Orleans.

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On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll have an extended chat with Chef Ryan Hughes. Ryan talks with us about  his transformation into a certifiable Southerner and explains the association between his new restaurant and the Southern Food & Beverage Museum.

We'll also hear how technology and food are becoming intertwined when Poppy speaks with representatives from the Gulf Seafood Trace program.

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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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Food
10:30 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Meet The Calas, A New Orleans Treat That Helped Free Slaves

Waitress Gaynell James serves up calas cake from the kitchen at The Old Coffeepot Restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Jan. 28, 2013.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 12:35 pm

It's Mardi Gras, and down in New Orleans, the King Cakes, beignets and other gustatory delights are flowing freely. But if you prefer your culinary temptations with a side of history, allow me to introduce you to the calas, a Creole rice fritter with a storied past.

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

Butchery: From Snout to Tail

 

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This week we'll take an extended look into the meat markets of Louisiana. First, we'll hear from the owners and operators of Cleaver & Co., a new boutique butcher shop in New Orleans. Then, historian Lawrence Powell discusses the consequences of the 1873 U.S. Slaughterhouse Cases, which inadvertently paved the way for Jim Crow laws to be enacted in the 20th Century.

Plus, Poppy spends time with Wynton Marsalis and chats with foodie Betty Fussell.

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Super Bowl XLVII
5:14 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Join WWNO for Special Super Bowl Coverage, and Poppy Tooker on CBSNews Sunday Morning

Wynton Marsalis and Poppy Tooker.

This week New Orleans hosts the biggest sporting event of the year when the San Francisco 49ers come to compete against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. The festivities have already begun in downtown New Orleans, and WWNO is keeping tabs on Super Bowl events past and present with daily segments.

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Louisiana Eats
5:00 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Tales from the Happy Country Home

Brothers Dorsey, Karlos, and Byran Knott work together at Bayou Teche Brewery to create regional, food-friendly beers.

On this week's Louisiana Eats! Poppy celebrates the Chinese New Year and begins the countdown to Mardi Gras.  First, the folks at Bayou Teche Brewery talk about the preparations they've made for Carnival Season and what they've brewed for the occasion. Then, Audra Ang discusses the time she spent in China as a journalist and the book her journey produced: To the People, Food is Heaven.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Sat January 19, 2013

From the Big Apple to the Big Easy

Culinary historian Michael Twitty harvests rice in South Carolina. Twitty talks about exploring his ancestry on The Southern Discomfort Tour.
Credit Michael Twitty

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On this week's Louisiana Eats!, Poppy hears expert advice from a bartender, a culinary historian, and a doctor. First, New York City bartender Don Lee discusses the science of mixing drinks in the Big Apple. Then, Michael Twitty talks about his travels along the Southern Discomfort tour. Finally, Dr. Gourmet returns with advice about keeping healthy in the new year.

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Louisiana Eats!
11:04 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Jump-Start Your New Year

"Hoppin' John" Martin Taylor has been spreading the culinary gospel of South Carolina since 1986.

Whether you're shedding weight, saving money, or sharing traditions, we've got you covered on this week's Louisiana Eats!

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

2012 Year in Review

This past spring, Terrance Osborne designed this year's official New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival poster.

As we look back at the past year we'll listen to some of our fan favorite interviews on Louisiana Eats!, including Leah Chase, Terrance Osborne, and Aaron McCargo.

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