Listen to two award-winning authors speak about the importance of the sea and its inhabitants this week on Louisiana Eats!.Paul Greenberg talks about the importance of preserving fish, and a children's book by Mark Kurlansky spreads the word about marine ecology.
On this week's Louisiana Eats!, Chef Aaron McCargo, host of Big Daddy's House, talks about his new role as a culinary consultant for people undergoing dialysis treatment. Then, listen to learn the family history of the Bon Ton Café from restaurateur, Wayne Pierce.
Each year, food system solutionaries attempt to eat within 200 miles of New Orleans as part of the Eat Local Challenge. This is a marvelously interactive addition to our local food revolution.
However, the Challenge triggers deeper questions about local self-reliance. While you may find Louisiana rice on sale, why is it you don’t find local rice vinegar? Rice wine or rice syrup? The same could be said of pecans and sugar. This raises questions about economic development priorities at the state level.
Rouse's Jack Treuting gives Poppy a tour of the new rooftop garden installed at the grocery store's downtown New Orleans location. Plus, Ian McNulty tells us where to find the best fried chicken down the bayou.
With farmers market tables piled high, watch the produce fly. These are peak season weeks crying out for fun in the kitchen. But, if the fresh aroma of peaches, blueberries and basil is not enough to inspire you to cook, consider next Saturday’s annual cookbook swap.
The desire to source food locally has caused many restaurants to reevaluate how they do business. That's just one of the reasons why a local chef has transformed a patch of land across from his establishment into an urban farmstead. On this week's Notes from New Orleans we'll hear how farming is just one of the many responsibilities juggled by Johnny Blancher.
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On this week's show we'll hear about the growing urge to eat local. Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko talk about their new book and how they practice its ideologies on their farm. Plus Dickie Brennan discusses the initiatives he's taken to source duck locally for restaurants in the New Orleans area.