Each Friday during Lent, churches around New Orleans are transformed into bustling community cafeterias, full of people, suffused with the aroma of frying fish and driven by the pulse of deep tradition.
40 years ago today — February 27, 1972 — 89.9 WWNO signed on the air, bringing New Orleans-area listeners a widely varied schedule of programming, including NPR News, classical music and jazz. One of the station's original staffers was a 19-year-old UNO student named Tom Fitzmorris, who went on to build a fine career as a radio talk show host, restaurant critic and writer in the Crescent City. WWNO's Fred Kasten has the story...
It is only right that we embrace the ebb and flow of the seasons. So out with the king cakes and in with fish on Fridays. Out with spirits and in with beverages that cleanse the soul and the colon. Yes, I said colon. I too find it a bit awkward to utter on the radio. So, let me move on to the point.
On this week of Louisiana Eats we'll spend the day with New Orleans' culinary icon, Leah Chase, to celebrate her birthday. Plus Poppy speaks with Longue Vue Gardens' Joe Baker about their Two for Tea event.