food

Green Minute
12:55 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Buying In Bulk? There's An App For That

Buying in bulk saves you money, but not always time... It's hard to tear yourself away from those bins!
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The Green Project's Christal White talks purchasing food in bulk on this week's Green Minute.

With the cost of makin’ groceries steadily increasing every day, maybe it’s time for us to revisit buying in bulk.

I’m not suggesting that we all run out to the big box warehouse store for 20 dozen eggs and some snow tires, but rather hit up your local farmer’s markets, food co-ops and grocery stores for beans, rice, pastas, olive oil, maple syrup, honey, flours, soaps, nuts, granolas and even tofu. To find the best local selection, there’s a free app simply called Bulk.  

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Food
4:30 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Keep On (Food) Trucking

Vendors and customers gather for a recent food truck event in Central City.
Ian McNulty

When it comes to finding a food truck in New Orleans, social media is usually the preferred method. But lately just checking local event listings has been a pretty reliable tool, too.

Where Y'Eat: Keep On (Food) Trucking

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Let's Hear It For The Boys

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In honor of Father's Day we're chatting with the boys on this week's Louisiana Eats!.

Chocolatier Tariq Hanna joins us to discuss what inspires his work at Sucré and how cakes have brought him to the White House. Then we'll hear how Jay Bentley, a very masculine chef from Montana, imports the flavors of New Orleans to Big Sky country.

We'll also be joined by Ian McNulty, who tells us which town in Louisiana has the most mouthwatering balls — boudin balls, that is. And we round out the show with a discussion about the "chill" attitude of Louisianians from culinary heavyweight David Chang.

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Louisiana Eats!
2:11 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Natural Food Advocates Share Their Tips For Healthy Living

Eliminating processed food from your diet does not mean you have to compromise flavor. For example, fried sage can bring a new dimension to some of your favorite dishes.
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We're cutting out processed foods on this week's Louisiana Eats! First we'll speak with Loretta Barrett Oden about the pragmatic culinary heritage of her Native American people. Then Penelope Dane joins the conversation to talk about gluten-free living. Finally, we'll wrap things up with a conversation about the different vegan dining experiences across the country.

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Red River Radio
9:29 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Shreveport Farmers' Market Will Accept SNAP Benefits

Thousands of people are expected to descend on the opening day of the Shreveport Farmers' Market. This year, 166 vendors will be set up in downtown’s Festival Plaza selling locally-grown produce, meat, honey, plants and artisan food products.

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Food
4:25 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Where Y’Eat: A Pair Of Pizzas Worth Some Facetime

A New York-style pie at Pizza Delicious.
Ian McNulty

Two very different restaurants at opposite ends of town are giving local afficionados of the various pizza arts plenty to chew over.

A Pair of Pizzas Worth Some Facetime

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Louisiana Eats!
12:39 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Know Your Fisherman: Louisiana Direct Seafood Mends A Forgotten Relationship

A series of technological advancements in the past decade has allowed Louisiana fishermen to sell their catches directly to the public, thereby eliminating middlemen and putting more money in their pockets.
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On this week's edition of Louisiana Eats! we hear about a new program developed by LSU that allows consumers the opportunity to buy fresh catches directly from our state's fishermen.

Then we'll visit the kitchen of GW Finns to speak with Chef Tenney Flynn about safely handling seafood before it hits the pan.

And you’ll want to hear about the secret ingredient Ryan Hughes received from one of his hip friends in California. Here’s a hint: it had to be sent through the mail in an airtight container.

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Food
9:58 am
Fri May 24, 2013

A Seat At The Table With The 'Queen Of Creole Cuisine'

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington. That sounds like the guest list of a party you wish you'd been invited to. And in a way, you were, because all of these famous names were regular visitors to one of New Orleans' best loved restaurants.

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Food
4:25 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Raising A Glass To Honor An Icon

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is underway across the city.
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When the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience honors Leah Chase this weekend, it will be using a potent symbol of hospitality to toast one of the city's enduring examples of what hospitality is all about.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

What's To Become Of The New Orleans Food Truck Scene?

The New Orleans Food Truck Coalition is collaborating with members of the New Orleans City Council to change legislation regarding mobile food vendors in Orleans Parish.

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On this week's Louisiana Eats! New Orleans' councilwoman Stacy Head and Rachel Billow of the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition draft new food truck ordinances in New Orleans' political system.

We'll hear how the laws are outdated, find out why an approved ordinance was vetoed, and discuss plans for the future. Then, Greg Reggio joins us to talk about his involvement with the Taste Buds, a culinary and restaurant development company based in Louisiana. Plus, Jyl Benson and Ryan Hughes discuss great places to eat and unexpected ingredients to use in your kitchen.

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