food

40th Anniversary
4:38 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

WWNO Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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...

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Farmers Market Minute
11:00 am
Sat February 25, 2012

Juice Your Lenten Cocktail

Turnips are plentiful and generous: Juice both the roots and tops.
Richard McCarthy marketumbrella.org

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.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:30 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Gettin' Ready for Da Mardi Gras

Hubig's Pies is in their second year of production for that quintessential Mardi Gras treat, the King Cake.

Actor Bryan Batt and Poppy reminisce about Mardi Gras traditions, while Drew Ramsey of Hubig's Pies explains how his family business is involved in the Carnival celebration.

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Farmers Market Minute
8:55 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Valentine’s Blood Orange

Blood oranges are becoming an expected Louisiana citrus product.
Richard McCarthy marketumbrella.org

Hi, this is Richard McCarthy with the WWNO Farmers Market Minute… You knew Valentine's Day is today, right? Oh, no, did it catch you off guard?

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Where Y'Eat
4:30 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Frostop-Side-Up Again at Ted’s

The iconic root beer mug at Ted's Frostop is right-side-up again.
Ian McNulty WWNO

Long a symbol of post-Katrina defiance, the refurbished sign at vintage burger joint kindles the past and points to the future.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:06 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Sweet Shop & Sweets' Memoir

Chocolatier Cheryl Scripter.

Bittersweet Confections owner Cheryl Scripter discusses her job as a chocolatier. Then, author Ellen Sweets shares her stories about cooking with political commentator Molly Ivins.

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Where Y'Eat
3:54 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Mid-City's Cuban Connection

A crisply-grilled Cuban sandwich from Regla Store.
Ian McNulty WWNO

As turkeys were prepared in countless New Orleans kitchens this past holiday season, in the Cuban kitchen at the back of the Mid-City corner grocery Regla Store, attention turned to roasted pork legs.

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Where Y'Eat
3:47 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Fish Tales at Kanno

Kanno is right at home in its Fat City strip mall.
Ian McNulty WWNO

Along the diverse, densely-packed blocks of Fat City you’ll find a creative Japanese chef crafting exquisite compositions.

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Louisiana Eats!
11:07 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Leah Chase Makes 89 and Joe Baker Makes Tea for Two

Chef Leah Chase celebrated her 89th birthday with Louisiana Eats.

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.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:18 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

The Family, the Land, and the Tradition

Poppy speaks with Brazilian-born Ana Riehlmann about self-publishing her cookbook, traces Gulf Coast history with Felder Rushing, and learns about a contest taking place during Carnival season.

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