Food

Louisiana Eats!
5:30 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Chef John Besh Shares His Life Lessons

Chef John Besh shared his tips for cooking a flavorful garlic aioli with Poppy Tooker.
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Chef John Besh's Cooking from the Heart documents his journey through the domestic and European kitchens that have influenced his palette and cooking style. This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll cook a dish with John at Restaurant August and then join him in the dining room for a conversation about his career. 

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Tacos The Talk Of The Town

A sampling of snacks from the Bywater's Twilight Tacos.
Ian McNulty

Fast, cheap and easy to love, tacos might be the ideal party food. These days, they're turning up all over town and in all different formats, from traditional to New Orleans hybrids. 

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Treats And Traditions For Your Halloween Celebration

Children gather to celebrate Halloween in 1943.
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Delve into the supernatural on this week's Louisiana Eats! We're speaking with Manbo Sallie Ann Glassman about the role food plays in ceremonial vodou. Listen closely and the spirit will move you.

Spirits also leave behind their recipes, according to Mary Ann Winkowski. She's been able to speak with ghosts since her childhood and know several reasons why they stick around. And death has visited the Hermann-Grima House in the French Quarter; we'll take a took to learn about the customs of a 19th century funeral and the importance of food on All Saints Day. 

If all of this is too spooky for you, stick around for a light-hearted chat with Clare Crespo for ways to spruce up your Halloween holiday. 

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Where Y'Eat
4:35 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

LaPlace is "the Place" for Andouille

Andouille sausage cooks away in a traditional smokehouse in LaPlace.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
Farmers turn to almanacs to judge harvest time. Hunters mark the start of game seasons on their calendars. And in LaPlace, La., sausage makers track weather forecasts to determine when to boost production of their primary product. That would be andouille, the French-German-Louisiana hybrid that has put this small river town outside New Orleans on the map for food-obsessed Louisianans.

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Louisiana Eats!
10:00 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Investigating Deep Culture: Soul Food And The Amazon

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On this week's Louisiana Eats! we speak with Adrian Miller about his new book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, a self described love-letter to African-American cooks. Adrain traces the history of this particular cuisine and theorizes why it might be in jeopardy.

And for years the Amazonian rainforest has been in jeopardy. We hear from Louisiana native and ethno-botanist Dr. Mark Plotkin about the way it shapes our Louisiana table. Plus, Ryan Hughes also joins the program to discuss an exotic fruit he's just started working with: Dragon Fruit.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:28 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Tailgating Expeditions Around The South

Taylor Mathis traveled to Southeastern college towns collecting stories about tailgating on game day. Taylor was received warmly in Baton Rouge; he ate seven different meats in a single day.
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On this week's Louisiana Eats! we speak with Taylor Mathis about his escapades around the Southeast in search of the best tailgate parties on College Game Day. We'll also hear from Bill Heavey, who spent a year eating foraged food and writing about it in his new book It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It.

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Food
4:31 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Where Y’Eat: Finding New Food At Old Arabi Eats

A pulled pork sandwich at Old Arabi Eats.
Ian McNulty

Clam chowder in Arabi? A pair of young transplants have a different plan for their neighborhood restaurant, starting with the location.

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Food
4:29 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Where Y’Eat: A New Coffee Culture Perks Up

The Brigade coffee truck sets up at a festival.
Ian McNulty

There’s a new buzz in the New Orleans coffee scene today, and it’s not just the caffeine. At a string of small, independent cafés and even at pop-up stands and roving mobile vendors, New Orleanians can experience an approach that treats coffee more like fine wine than any old commodity cup of Joe.

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The Salt
4:35 am
Sat September 21, 2013

No Schmear Job: A Brief History Of Bagels And Lox

A marriage made in New York, though both partners came with plenty of baggage.
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Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 4:35 pm

There's a certain kind of joy in breaking the overnight fast by biting into a bagel: crackling crust, chewy center, smooth and silky cream cheese, sharp smoked salmon. For some, capers and onions join the ritual.

But just who invented this breakfast staple, which has become as American as apple pie?

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Louisiana Eats!
5:31 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Taking Their Craft To The Next Level

The Cheesemonger Invitational is a competitive gather of professionals within the cheese industry held each summer in New York City. This year, Justin Trosclair competed victoriously for the St. James Cheese Company in New Orleans.
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This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll hear how three professionals hone their skills to step onto the national stage.

Justin Trosclair refined his knowledge of cheese at the St. James Cheese Company in New Orleans before taking home first prize at the Cheesemonger Invitational in New York City. We'll talk with Justin about the competition. Then, Steven Hollenkamp left his job in finance to create Cocktail Caviar, a new accessory to your favorite drinks.

We'll also hear from Lolis Elie about the new cookbook he's written that's inspired by the real and fictional worlds of Tremé.

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