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4:34 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Red Beans, Po-Boys And A Hearty Greek Heritage

Greek Fest is held each year on Bayou St. John at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Ian McNulty

Tracing the roots of a widespread network of New Orleans restaurateurs back to one Greek island and one shared American story.

“Opa!” that’s the universal Greek exclamation of joy, and you’ll be hearing it a lot this weekend as the Greek Festival returns to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Lakeview. But for some of those sharing in the opa spirit, the toast is about more than just the revelry of the moment.

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Where Y'Eat: A New Look For Asian Flavors In New Orleans

Kung pao pastrami at Red's Chinese in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

You can chalk up the fiery burn of some dishes at Red’s Chinese to potent chiles. And that fleeting tingle across your tongue? That’s the work of Szechuan peppercorns. But what really gets the blood pulsing at this new Bywater restaurant goes beyond individual ingredients, and gets to something on the rise for restaurants around New Orleans.

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KEDM
10:02 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Ruston Farmer's Market Celebrates 8th Season

Ruston Farmer's Market opens Saturday.

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 9:42 am

The Ruston Farmer's Market marks the opening of it's eighth season Saturday.

The market welcomes growers from Lincoln Parish and across the region in providing fresh produce.  "We'll have fresh-to-Louisiana produce, local honey, fresh cut flowers, baked goods, and a number of regional goods," says market spokesperson Jean McWeeney.

Special children's activities are planned for opening day and North Central Louisiana Arts Council provides local art. 

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Louisiana Eats!
2:15 am
Sat May 9, 2015

Bringing Racial Justice To The Table

Hoeing Young Cotton between 1865 and 1895 - albumen stereograph photoprints mounted on board by Samuel Tobias Blessing.
Credit Courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection

This episode of Louisiana Eats! examines African-American culinary life and culture in slavery times and today. Historic New Orleans Collection curator Erin Greenwald gives us a private tour of Purchased Lives: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade, 1808–1865, an exhibit that examines the domestic slave trade in America. Solomon Northup, the free man of color who wrote the memoir "Twelve Years A Slave," comes to life with some amazing documents that shed light on his true story.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Dining With A View Of Downtown's Future

The patio at Wood Pizza Bistro helped enliven one corner of the Warehouse District, and fits a development trend for downtown New Orleans.
Ian McNulty


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Features
8:30 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Mandeville Market Builds Community

The Mandeville Trailhead has hosted the community market for the past 13 years.
Credit Tegan Wendland / WWNO

Every week in Old Mandeville, the gray stucco train depot comes alive for the Mandeville Trailhead Community Market. Sponsored by the city, it saw about 24,000 visitors last year and hosts about 60 vendors every Saturday.

The market is a place to buy local crafts, soap, honey, baked goods and plants. Plus, it provides many with companionship and community.

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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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KEDM
1:21 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

'Blend' Brings Showcase of Cooks, Artists To Bayou

Guests enjoy special creations by the men who cook

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 11:33 am

Flavorful dishes and tasty treats are a highlight of the 18th annual "Blend Of The Bayou".  

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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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