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!
1:39 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

The Vegan, the Doctor, and the Democrats

Vegan Kristin Lajeunesse is crossing America in search of vegan food.

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.

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Louisiana Eats!
2:05 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

A Documentary from the East, a Spirit from the South, and a Cookbook from the Past

Adam Seger has helped innovate the American bar scene by showcasing fresh ingredients in many of his cocktails.

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.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:53 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

All Around Louisiana - Treme, Monroe, and Lafayette

Chef Susan Spicer of New Orleans' Bayona restaurant.

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.

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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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