The Status of Oysters

Jun 9, 2010

Host, chef, and food expert Poppy Tooker talks oysters to a New Orleans chef, an oysterman and a marine biologist about what the future holds for these fine delicacies.

New Orleans, LA –

11/21/2009 – Close your eyes and imagine your family's Thanksgiving table. I put good money on it that it includes Louisiana sweet potatoes. Dark orange and full of beta-carotene, we call them yams (from the West African word "djambi" meaning "to eat"). However, they're not really yams. Yams are long, tree-like tubers from Latin America with waxy bark-like skins. Needless to say, I doubt we'll stop calling them yams anytime soon. This time of year, they're great, they're everywhere and we're seeing more white sweet potatoes than ever before.

Sankofa Marketplace

Schexnayder Meats

Aug 21, 2009
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Over the past hundred years, German surnames have been associated with meats, dairies and bakeries throughout Southeast Louisiana. One German name market shoppers associate with good flavor is Schexnayder, makers of traditional cured meat products.

You'll find them roasting and sampling in a number of area markets. Consider a quick drive to the Wednesday German Coast Farmers Market in St. Charles Parish to meet the Schexnayders on their home turf selling alligator sausage, hogs head cheese, and even beef jerky.

Times-Picayune culinary sleuths Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker are helping local foodies rebuild post-Katrina — one recipe at a time. They stopped by the WWNO studios to talk to our Diane Mack about their latest project: Cooking Up a Storm.

Recipes from Cooking Up A Storm, reprinted with permission from editors Marcelle Bienvenu and Judy Walker

Radio Diner: 7-3-08

Jul 7, 2008

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews New Orleans' Taqueria Guerrero in the North Carrollton neighborhood.

Radio Diner: Cochon

May 2, 2008

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews New Orleans' "Cochon", inspired by the old-fashioned boucheries of Acadiana.

Chef Stacey Meyer reviews Gimchee Korean Restaurant in Metairie.