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!

Connect with the show on Facebook and on Twitter.

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.

Genre: 
Composer ID: 
5187f96ce1c817b26f41488d|5187f939e1c817b26f414881

Pages

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.
Mark Faviell

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.

Read more
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.
Credit edibleinkpr.com

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.

Read more
Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Sat March 30, 2013

A Smorgasbord of Guests

On this week’s Louisiana Eats! Poppy chats with actor Christian LeBlanc, her co-host during this summer’s Dining Out for Life Event.

Then, Joe Brock and Harold McGee talk about raising chickens in the city and what you can do with the eggs they lay.

We’ll wrap things up with a discussion about Food Hubs from Kathleen Merrigan, the USDA’s Deputy Secretary, and hear about a favorite dining spot in Shreveport from our newest roving reporter.

Read more
Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Sat March 23, 2013

Behind the Bread of Louisiana

Whether it's used for making a Po-Boy or served along side a bowl of gumbo, bread such a staple in Louisiana that it's often overshadowed in local cuisine.

On this week's edition of Louisiana Eats!, we'll sit down to explore New Orleans' rich baking culture with historians, bakers, and other assorted experts. We'll hear about forgotten bakeries, special baking techniques, and unique delicacies throughout Southern Louisiana.

Read more
Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Sat March 16, 2013

New Orleans' Cultural Mashup

This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll hear from Liz Williams, the director of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, who will talk about her new book, New Orleans: A Food Biography. We'll also hear from Chef Matt Murphy about how and why he celebrates St. Patrick's Day with gratitude.

Plus, Ian McNulty swings by to chat about a great spot in Port Allen for Cajun meats and boudin.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

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

Butchery: From Snout to Tail

 

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.

Read more

Pages