food

Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Jazz Fest Performers Take You Inside Their Kitchens and Out on the Road

Members of Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes rock out at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 2005. The band returns to the Acura Stage on Thursday, May 2nd at 1:35pm.
Credit Douglas Mason

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Life on the road might be difficult for traveling musicians and their crews, but the perks of this lifestyle are almost impossible to replicate.

Chef Anne Churchill spends her summers traveling as a cook for one of rock's most popular touring bands and has the stories to prove it. She joins us on Louisiana Eats! to talk about the mammoth responsibilities of cooking at amphitheaters across the country.

We'll also hear from Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, whose decade together on the road has honed their tastes for the weird and wild. Their firsthand accounts with late-night diners will get you hungry for donuts, Philly cheese steaks, and kangaroo burgers.

And when it's finally time to come home, few know our musicians better than Elsa Hahne. She'll share stories about getting these public figures to open up to her privately in their own kitchens.

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Louisiana Eats!
1:00 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Meet The Microbrewery That's Spreading Brooklyn's 'Funkiness'

Throughout the year Brooklyn Brewery will trek into 11 different cities to celebrate the growing cultural link between food and art.
Mark Faviell

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Many people might be familiar with Brooklyn Brewery, the New York-based microbrewery. But did you know they've organized a highly collaborative project called The MASH? It's an interactive tour of the brewery's favorite food, music, comedy, literature, and beer that's traversing the country over the next year.

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear all about this modern cavalcade's cross-country trip.

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Meals With A Mission At Nonprofit Cafés

Café Reconcile has recently finished a major overhaul of its cafe.
Courtesy of Café Reconcile

At a clutch of nonprofit restaurants, the notion of service extends far beyond waiting tables.

Meals With A Mission At Nonprofit Cafés

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Food
4:20 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Where Y'Eat: A Bit of Buffalo on Tulane

Buffalo shrimp po-boy at Avery's.
Ian McNulty

A family-run po-boy joint where New Orleans beef meets Buffalo shrimp.

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Out To Lunch
4:45 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Out to Lunch — Coffee and Ice Cream

Peter Ricchiuti, Adrian Simpson and Danielle Boyce Batten.
Credit Grant Morris / It's New Orleans

New Orleans coffee and New Orleans ice cream — they're not just for New Orleanians any more, and you can hear why on this episode of Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.

Adrian Simpson from New Orleans Ice Cream and Danielle Boyce Batten from Cool Brew Coffee are making an allied assault on the nation.

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Wildcard
5:00 am
Mon April 8, 2013

NOLA Gives you Wings

Sharon Litwin, Renee Peck and Laine Kaplan-Levenson outside Bayou Hot Wings on Claiborne Ave.
Nina Feldman

While New Orleans is famous for an exhaustive list of culinary delights, a group of adventurous foodies wonders why chicken wings, the classic game-day favorites, don't often make the cut.

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Green Minute
3:12 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Genetically Modified Organisms Split Genes, and Opinions

Hear The Green Project's Christal White talk GMOs on The Green Minute.

Fact: two-thirds of the processed foods sold in the U.S. contain ingredients from GMOs… but what exactly is a GMO?

GMO stands for "genetically modified organism", and is the result of a lab process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. These foreign genes come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals and even humans — seriously. 

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Louisiana Eats!
12:00 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Distilled & Fermented: Alcohol's Past, Present and Future

Mixologist Adam Segar consults many bars and fine dining establishments across the country, including New Orleans' Restaurant R'evolution.
Credit edibleinkpr.com

On this week's episode of Louisiana Eats! sommelier Molly Wismeier and mixologist Adam Seger discuss their involvement inside the wine cellar and behind the bar of Restaurant R'evolution.

Then, documentarian Ken Burns talks about the era of Prohibition in American history.

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Food
4:21 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Parsing Peruvian Food in Kenner

Causa rellena, a traditional Peruvian dish served at Las Carnitas.
Ian McNulty

A hole-in-the-wall Peruvian cafe doesn't look like the next big thing, but it's still the spot in the New Orleans area to sample a poly-ethnic cuisine that has foodies across the country buzzing.

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Notes from New Orleans
1:48 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

John Besh Brings It On Home

Chef John Besh decided to film an entire season of programs at his home on the North Shore.
Credit Mark Hill/CNN

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New Orleans chef John Besh's new cooking series premieres this week on PBS affiliates around the country. Besh is not only the owner of nine acclaimed restaurants and author of two award-winning cookbooks, but also a devoted husband and father of four young sons.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwin talks with John about how he manages to control all of his life's moving parts.

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