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Food
4:24 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Where Y'eat: Bywater Boom and Maurepas Foods

Another busy night at Maurepas Foods in the Bywater neighborhood.
Ian McNulty

New restaurants and cafes are opening at a furious pace throughout the Bywater, as if the long-time complaint that the neighborhood needed more food options finally fell on all the right ears all at once. One apt example is the new restaurant called Maurepas Foods.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:00 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

A Toast to the Cocktail

Raise your glass to the first hour-long edition of Louisiana Eats! We'll speak with cocktail experts, bar chefs, and even a Louisiana Senator to bring you all sorts of insights about your favorite drinks.

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2012 Olympics
8:43 am
Tue July 24, 2012

John Folse takes Louisiana cooking to Olympics

Chef John Folse is taking a taste of Louisiana and the "Spirit of the Gulf Coast" to what he calls the "ultimate" stage.

Folse is leading the "Team USA" of the culinary world — eight chefs from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida — to the Olympic Games.

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Food
12:24 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

AgCenter sweet potato field day set for August 16

The LSU AgCenter will hold a field day Aug. 16 at the Sweet Potato Research Station in Chase, La.

AgCenter research and extension faculty members will lead tours highlighting the foundation seed program as well as breeding, production and pest management research.

Resident coordinator Tara Smith says the breeding program will highlight two varieties released earlier this year.

Other field day topics include improving production efficiency, the best growing practices for the fresh and processed sweet potato markets and production economics.

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Farmers Market Minute
8:00 am
Sat July 21, 2012

Mirliton Madness in Harvey

The Louisiana mirliton is disappearing. But, there is hope.

In recent years, Lance Hill has become an unexpected mirliton midwife. He has assembled a fleet of farmers, backyard growers, and foragers to search for and propagate disappearing heirloom varieties of this unique vining, chayote squash. They scour farmers markets, garage roofs, storm fences and other places where fruit can still be found. I just viewed video footage of an incredible mirliton orchard in Harvey.

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Food
4:21 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Where Y'Eat: The Summer Snoball Series, Part 3

Sno-ball flavors come both from tradition and wild imagination.
Ian McNulty

It’s no surprise that New Orleanians form intense loyalties to their preferred snoballs. After all, some locals were pratically weaned on them. For those who branch out to new turf, however, the diversity of stands and their flavors is enormous and grows from year to year.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:48 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Smokin' Hot & Smokin' Cold

Listen as John T. Edge talks about what's right, and what's wrong, with barbeque.

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, author John T. Edge offers fresh perspectives on one of America's favorite foods: barbecue. Plus Chef Brian Landry will talk about a fancy culinary technique used in professional kitchens that you can use at home.

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Food
6:00 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Tulane Doctor Creating Culinary Curriculum For Medical Students

Dr. Timothy Harlan
Tulane University

New Orleans has a reputation for its rich food, and the extra pounds it can pack on its fans. But a Tulane University doctor is working on a culinary plan to return the city’s cuisine — and the national diet — to its healthier roots.

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The Two-Way
6:26 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Drought In U.S. Now Worst Since 1956; Food Prices To Spike, Economy To Suffer

On Monday, a weed was growing through the dry earth at Marion Kujawa's pond, which he normally uses to water the cattle on his farm in Ashley, Ill.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 4:16 pm

With about 55 percent of the continental U.S. suffering from "moderate to extreme drought" conditions the nation is withering under conditions that haven't been this bad since 1956, according to a new report from National Climatic Data Center.

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The Salt
4:03 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Some Athletes Reject High-Tech Sports Fuel In Favor Of Real Food

Some athletes are choosing water and real food instead of sports drinks and processed bars and gels.
iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 11:22 am

As the world's greatest athletes gear up for the 2012 Olympic Games in London this month, viewers like us are likely to see a spike in televised ads for sports drinks, nutritional bars, and energy gel — that goop that so many runners and cyclists suck from foil pouches.

Powerade, in fact, is the official sports drink of the 2012 Olympics, and if it's true what these kinds of ads imply, processed sports foods and neon-colored drinks are the stuff that gold medalists are made of.

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