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!
12:10 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Three Gifted Female Leaders

Nomvula Mashoai-Cook speaking at one of the art markets she organizes in South Africa.

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.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:46 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Three Stories of Triumphant Recovery

Chef Jeff Henderson of TV's "The Chef Jeff Project."

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.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:00 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Back to School

The Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge.

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.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:32 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

The Miraculous Marcus

Chef Marcus Samuelsson at Red Rooster, his restaurant in Harlem.

This week on Louisiana Eats, Poppy sits down for an extended conversation with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. Marcus talks about the circumstances that brought him to Sweden as a child, his rise to fame, and his first trip back to his Ethiopian homeland. Plus, Frank McMains finds a great spot to eat alongside the Atchafalaya Basin.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:21 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Why Don't We Do It In The Road?

La Cocinita, one of the active food trucks on the streets of New Orleans.

On this week's Louisiana Eats, we're talking about the American food truck phenomenon on a national and local level. Writer John T. Edge will speak about his new book, Truck Food Cookbook. And then we'll discuss the different food truck scenes in New Orleans and Baton Rouge by speaking with two different food truck operators.

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Louisiana Eats!
1:13 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

A Somber Farewell and A Promising Salutation

Firefighters work to extinguish the five-alarm fire that destroyed New Orleans' beloved Hubig's Pies.

On this week's episode of Louisiana Eats!, we'll speak with Drew Ramsey about the history of Hubig's Pies and hear about the plans he's making since the five-alarm fire at his family's bakery. Plus, Paul and Angela Knipple discuss how recent immigrants from around the world are changing Southern palettes and culture.

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Louisiana Eats!
8:00 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Brett on the Paper and Linda on the Tube

A popular shirt sold at Dirty Coast pokes fun at the upcoming publication schedule of New Orleans' newspaper.

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we'll hear from Brett Anderson about his career as a food critic in New Orleans and what he's experienced at The Times-Picayune since it announced cutbacks earlier this summer. Then we'll speak with chef Linda Green about her victorious battle on the Food Network's Chopped.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:00 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

A Toast to the Cocktail

Raise your glass to the first hour-long edition of Louisiana Eats! We'll speak with cocktail experts, bar chefs, and even a Louisiana Senator to bring you all sorts of insights about your favorite drinks.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:48 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Smokin' Hot & Smokin' Cold

Listen as John T. Edge talks about what's right, and what's wrong, with barbeque.

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, author John T. Edge offers fresh perspectives on one of America's favorite foods: barbecue. Plus Chef Brian Landry will talk about a fancy culinary technique used in professional kitchens that you can use at home.

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WWNO
4:58 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

WWNO's Louisiana Eats! with Poppy Tooker Expands to Full Hour Starting July 25

Starting the week of July 23, a top-notch slate of NPR News and information programs — including On Point, Here and Now and Tell Me More — will join the 89.9 WWNO weekday lineup.

At the same time, one of the station's most popular local programs, Poppy Tooker's Louisiana Eats!, will move to new times — Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. — and expand to a full hour. Poppy Tooker recently talked with WWNO's Fred Kasten about the origins of Louisiana Eats! and plans for the expanded version.

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