Farmers Market Minute
9:15 am
Sat June 30, 2012

Louisiana Cantaloupe

This time of year, all eyes are on watermelons, and for good reason: local farmers grow stars and stripe melons just in time for the July 4th weekend.

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Kenner Restaurants
4:30 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Big Flavor at Little Chinatown

Snails with garlic and Cantonese spices at Little Chinatown.
Ian McNulty WWNO

Exploring Cantonese comfort food at an unconventional Chinese restaurant in Kenner.

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Louisiana Eats!
4:44 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Chasing After the Louisiana Blue Crab

Gary Bauer, owner of Pontchartrain Blue Crab

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we investigate why the Marine Stewardship Council's certifiable Louisiana Blue Crab is not being supplied to restaurateurs around the country. Plus we'll speak with Jeannie Fonseca, a local crabber. 

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4:30 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Getting the Local Scoop at La Divina Gelateria

A listing of local vendors and farmers at La Divina Gelateria.
Ian McNulty

What happens when a local gelato parlor weaves sustainability into its flavors, its menu and its whole business model?

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Louisiana Eats!
3:54 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

A Pair of Fishing Tales

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.

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Metairie Restaurants
4:29 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Where Y'Eat: A Lost Lakeview Restaurant Revives

Oysters Ralphie, a specialty at Café Ralphie.
Ian McNulty WWNO

A lost Lakeview restaurant emerges again in Metairie with a menu full of recipes from an old Louisiana oyster family.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:13 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Big Daddies in the House

Chef Aaron McCargo originally came to prominence when he became the winner of The Next Food Network Star.

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.

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Farmers Market Minute
8:00 am
Sat June 9, 2012

Eat Local Challenge

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.

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Creole Tomatoes
4:21 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Celebrating the Creole Tomato

Creole tomatoes enjoy a brief but glorious season in southeast Louisiana.
Ian McNulty WWNO

At roadside stands, with menu shout-outs and at its own festival, the Creole tomato is the center of attention as its brief season hits its stride.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:04 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

An Innovative Garden and a Delightful Cajun Restaurant

A group of aquaponic towers created by A.M.P.S. allow Rouse's to grow fresh produce on location.

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.

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