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!
5:22 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Time to Celebrate Mother's Day

Chefs prepare brunch at one of New Orleans' classic restaurants.

In honor of Mother's Day we'll listen to Randy Fertel speak about his mother, the founder of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Plus, Kit Wohl will discuss her latest book, New Orleans' Classic Brunches.

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Louisiana Eats!
4:20 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Stories from The Track

Trombone Shorty graces the center of this year's official Jazzfest poster.

Terrance Osborne, the creator of this year's official New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival poster, discusses his creative process, his ties to New Orleans, and his favorite foods at the fairgrounds. Plus, mixologist Chris McMillian explains the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, the mint julep.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:46 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Makin' Groceries Since 1922

Langenstein's Uptown Grocery Store.

H.D. Lanaux talks about how his family's business, Langenstein's Grocery, has provided service to New Orleans for decades. Plus, jewelry designer Thomas Mann discusses how food inspires his techno-romantic creations.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:52 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Canvases & Crabs

One of Gustav Blache's painting on display at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll be joined by painter Gustave Blache to talk about his portraits of culinary icon Leah Chase. And then Rusty Gaude speaks about the new sustainable status of the Louisiana blue crab.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:53 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

A Splendid Evening

Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table.

Join us on Louisiana Eats! as we host a slew of familiar voices from The Splendid Table. First, you'll hear Lynne Rossetto Kasper and  producer Sally Swift talk about their seventeen-year history with the nationally syndicated radio show. Then regular guests Jane and Michael Stern join in to discuss their never-ending journey across the country.

Don't forget to enter this week's Culinary Contest!

Louisiana Eats!
5:41 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

Chef Greg Picolo and Restaurateur Wayne Pierce

Chef Greg Picolo of Redemption Restaurant

In this week's episode of Louisiana Eats!, listen as two men with long-standing reputations in the New Orleans restaurant scene discuss their craft. Hear how Chef Greg Picolo has found redemption at a restaurant of the same name, and how sticking to tradition has kept Wayne Pierce's restaurant thriving for 120 years. 

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Louisiana Eats!
5:26 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

Farm of the Past, Farm of the Future

Suzanne Nelson humanely raises rose veal on her farm in North Carolina.

Every year thousands descend on the New Orleans Fairgrounds, but few know about the course's hidden plot of land that fed families years ago. Louis Broussard recollects about his time at this secret garden. Then we'll hear how a North Carolina farmer uses her investigative journalism background as a vantage point for her new career as a cattle farmer.

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Louisiana Eats!
4:26 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Iconoclasts Need Not Apply

Chef Matt Murphy of The Irish House.

Whether you're off the coast of Africa, traipsing the streets of Dublin, or nestled in Louisiana, traditions are a part of any culture. Chef Brian Landry discusses his travels to the Canary Islands in search of tradition; Chef Matt Murphy remembers St. Patrick's Day traditions in his native Ireland; and the Crescent City Farmer's Market shares the New Orleans' tradition of St. Joseph's Day. 

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Louisiana Eats!
5:11 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

The Inimitable Andrew

Andrew Zimmern and Poppy Tooker palling around at the Crescent City Farmer's Market.

Television personality Andrew Zimmern visits the Crescent City for a cooking lesson, chats about his web series, and regales Poppy with stories about exotic lands and Bizarre Foods. 

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Louisiana Eats!
6:30 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Here a Chef, There a Chef, Everywhere a Chef

Chef Phillip Lopez.

Chef Phillip Lopez chats about his avant-garde approach to cooking and author Kit Wohl talks about her new book that profiles 25 years of James Beard Award-winning chefs.

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