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!
12:00 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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Louisiana Eats!
12:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Eat for the Right Reasons

Dr. Tim Harlan

Today on Louisiana Eats!, Tim Harlan, also known as Dr. Gourmet, discusses how food can be the best medicine for a healthy lifestyle. Plus, TJ Rogers from the NO AIDS Task Force talks about his organization's largest annual fundraiser.

Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Wed July 4, 2012

A Humane Farm & A Heritage Breed

Justin Pitts at his farm in southern Mississippi.

This week on Louisiana Eats!, South Carolina pig farmer Emile DeFelice talks about the humanitarian efforts he practices at Caw Caw Creek Farms. Plus, farmer Justin Pitts talks to us about raising Piney Woods cattle.

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Louisiana Eats!
4:44 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Chasing After the Louisiana Blue Crab

Gary Bauer, owner of Pontchartrain Blue Crab

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we investigate why the Marine Stewardship Council's certifiable Louisiana Blue Crab is not being supplied to restaurateurs around the country. Plus we'll speak with Jeannie Fonseca, a local crabber. 

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Louisiana Eats!
3:54 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

A Pair of Fishing Tales

Listen to two award-winning authors speak about the importance of the sea and its inhabitants this week on Louisiana Eats!. Paul Greenberg talks about the importance of preserving fish, and a children's book by Mark Kurlansky spreads the word about marine ecology.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:13 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Big Daddies in the House

Chef Aaron McCargo originally came to prominence when he became the winner of The Next Food Network Star.

On this week's Louisiana Eats!Chef Aaron McCargo, host of Big Daddy's House, talks about his new role as a culinary consultant for people undergoing dialysis treatment. Then, listen to learn the family history of the Bon Ton Café from restaurateur, Wayne Pierce.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:04 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

An Innovative Garden and a Delightful Cajun Restaurant

A group of aquaponic towers created by A.M.P.S. allow Rouse's to grow fresh produce on location.

Rouse's Jack Treuting gives Poppy a tour of the new rooftop garden installed at the grocery store's downtown New Orleans location. Plus, Ian McNulty tells us where to find the best fried chicken down the bayou.

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Louisiana Eats!
3:45 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Eating Locally at Home and at Restaurants

On this week's show we'll hear about the growing urge to eat local. Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko talk about their new book and how they practice its ideologies on their farm. Plus Dickie Brennan discusses the initiatives he's taken to source duck locally for restaurants in the New Orleans area.

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