Food may be the most popular subject on the planet. In fact, scientists have long said that men and women think about food more often than almost anything else: more often than global warming or world peace, more than super heroes, more often, even, than sex.
We can't beat those odds, so this week on Music Inside Out we make a grocery list and dedicate the show to Louisiana songs about food.
Officials with an assisted-living facility in downtown Alexandria have turned an adjacent property into a half-acre garden. Billy Allen, administrator of The Canterbury House, said the garden started as an idea to build a small raised bed but was scaled up. He said its 25 residents are enjoying the first bountiful summer harvest.
“I bet we picked 400 tomatoes," Allen said. "They (residents) have a salad with every lunch and every dinner, and it’s got sliced tomatoes on it.”
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Tales of the Cocktail has been shaking up the international cocktail scene since 2002. We'll speak with founder Ann Tuennerman for a retrospective of the annual event, and find out her plans for the future.
Then, we'll continue our spirited discussion by talking with the King of Cocktails, Dale Degroff. Dale outlines his involvement in the cocktail scene and discusses its return to popularity in the past decade.
New Orleanians don't have many local opportunities to try Filipino cooking. But after a chef staged a pop-up to showcase the jungly fusion of flavors from her homeland, the concept quickly blossomed into a full-fledged restaurant in the Marigny.
Many people within the culinary scene of New Orleans are not originally from here. Leah Chase calls them "foreigners." We'll hear from several of those "foreigners" on this week's Louisiana Eats!
Writer Julia Reed joins us to talk about her early years in the Mississippi Delta, her travels around the world, and her home in the Crescent City. We'll also hear about a new program coming to New Orleans called Good Eggs, which connects people together online so they can source their food locally.