Food

Louisiana Eats!
3:30 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Reopening St. Roch Market: An Interview With Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Poppy Tooker and Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Credit Chris Kehoe

The recently renovated St. Roch Market was vandalized Thursday evening, with the front and side walls covered in paint and several windows broken, according to WDSU.com.

St. Roch Market is one of the last of the original city markets that formerly dotted New Orleans' cityscape. Built in 1875, the landmark has just recently been reopened to the public.

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Where Y'Eat: As Hospitals Rise, So Do Appetites

A grilled cheese with sausage and a cup of gumbo for dipping at the Big Cheezy, near Tulane and Broad in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty


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Louisiana Eats!
3:10 am
Sat April 25, 2015

Louisiana Eats! Takes A Virtual Tour Of France

This week, Louisiana Eats takes a virtual tour of France, beginning with a discussion about connecting the future and the past with Mayor Mitch Landrieu at the newly-renovated St. Roch Market.
Credit Poppy Tooker

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we take a virtual trip to Paris. Our first stop is a rendezvous with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu at the St. Roch Market – a place where charcuterie, crepes and cheeses are served – much like in a Parisian marché.

St. Roch is the last of the original city markets that formally dotted New Orleans' cityscape. Built in 1875, this landmark has recently been renovated and restored to its former glory.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Where Y'Eat: To Celebrate Spring, Bring On The Boil

As crawfish season peaks, so do the occassions that draw people together in southeast Louisiana.
Ian McNulty

There are lots of ways to prepare crawfish, but it’s the boil that brings out their best qualities, and these are not limited to flavor. Served in massive quantities, dumped upon a table where friends and strangers feast alongside each other, crawfish are the ultimate social food. And as it happens, the annual crawfish mania across this state hits its stride just when Louisiana itself is at its most social.

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Food
2:40 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Appetite For Gulf Seafood Is Back, But The Crabs And Oysters Aren't

Blue crabs brought back to Tony Goutierrez's dock in Hopedale, La. For the past few years, his traps have been coming up empty. "It's sad to see it go, but it's going — this way of life is going to disappear," he says.
Laine Kaplan-Levenson for NPR

Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 12:55 pm

In 2010, just after the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, seafood restaurants were bombarded with questions from concerned diners: "How bad is the spill?" "Is this from the Gulf?" "Is it safe?" Demand for Gulf seafood tanked.

"You have to remember, that was literally weeks and months on end when you could turn on the TV at any time of day and see an oil well leaking unabatedly into the Gulf of Mexico," says Brett Anderson, feature food writer for Nola.com.

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Louisiana Eats!
11:30 am
Sat April 18, 2015

Seafood Innovation After The BP Spill

Shrimp boats docked in Venice, Louisiana.
Credit finchlake2000 / Flickr

On this week’s Louisiana Eats!, we’re remembering the devastation of the BP oil spill, which took place five years ago this week. Six weeks after the spill, we produced our very first episode of Louisiana Eats!, and there was no way we could ignore the disaster that was unfolding in the Gulf.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Food Museum Proves Appetizing, Evocative

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans marks its grand opening this weekend, April 17-19.
SoFAB Institute

Some museums offer a chance to connect with the highest achievements of art and ingenuity, to gaze over priceless wonders or to better understand pivotal moments of human history.

At the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, some of what resonates most richly may be artifacts you once had in your pantry or old brand names whose jingles are still stuck in your head.

You’re less likely to swoon over some rarified treasure as to delight in the recognition of something tied up with your own traditions and ties to the region’s food culture.  

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Louisiana Eats!
1:00 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Louisiana Eats! Moves To The Fabulous SoFAB

Host Poppy Tooker carries equipment into the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for the show's big move. SoFAB is now the new home of the Louisiana Eats! studios.
Credit Chris Kehoe

Big news on this week’s Louisiana Eats! We move into our new studios, located in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Oretha Castle Haley in Central City.

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Where Y'Eat
4:35 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Visions Of Street Food At French Quarter Fest

Cooking up a unique feast of New Orleans street food at French Quarter Festival.
Ian McNulty

Think New Orleans needs more street food? This weekend's French Quarter Festival is teeming with inspiration for new ideas.

Street food is a term that has a lot of cachet in the dining world these days. I just wish we could get our hands on it a little more.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Where Y'Eat: The Ever-Expanding Tortilla Wraps Around New Orleans

A trio of tacos from Del Fuego Taqueria in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Mention Mexican food and many people think they already know the score. They start picturing tacos and burritos, chips and salsa, gobs of sour cream and rivers of melted cheddar. These are the touchstones of Tex-Mex cooking. That’s what many of us were raised on when it came to Mexican food. And, for the record, I love that stuff still.

But consider how the differences stacked up during a meal at Del Fuego Taqueria, a Uptown eatery that is part of a wave of new Mexican restaurants arriving in New Orleans.

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