Where Y'Eat
4:25 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Eats on the Streets at Mardi Gras

When Mardi Gras parades roll, boot-strap entrepreneurs hit the streets too, selling all kinds of food.
Ian McNulty WWNO

As parades roll and people hit the streets for Carnival revelry, street food blossoms everywhere.

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10:15 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Wynton Marsalis and Poppy Tooker: An Ode to Gumbo

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There is a big difference between gumbo and just any old soup. Gumbo is a full meal. It's a tradition and a philosophy. The fundamentals don't change, but the variations are endless. Our own Poppy Tooker went on CBS Sunday Morning to show Wynton Marsalis how it's done.
(CBS News) On New Orleans' Super Bowl Sunday, Wynton Marsalis brings us an essay about his home town's signature dish, as much a cultural symbol of New Orleans as the bayou or jazz: New Orleans, the Crescent City. It remains a fascinating place because of the diversity of its culture.
Super Bowl Food
1:56 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday, A La Sandwich Monday

The waffle layer requires careful placement and suspension of disbelief.

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 2:17 pm

Seven Layer Bean Dip is a staple of Super Bowl parties, but there's an inherent risk: What if you show up with a seven layer dip, and someone else brings eight layer dip? It's humiliating. Last year, we created this 32 Layer Bean Dip recipe to help you win the Dip Arms Race, once and for all.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Sat February 2, 2013

Butchery: From Snout to Tail


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This week we'll take an extended look into the meat markets of Louisiana. First, we'll hear from the owners and operators of Cleaver & Co., a new boutique butcher shop in New Orleans. Then, historian Lawrence Powell discusses the consequences of the 1873 U.S. Slaughterhouse Cases, which inadvertently paved the way for Jim Crow laws to be enacted in the 20th Century.

Plus, Poppy spends time with Wynton Marsalis and chats with foodie Betty Fussell.

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4:29 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Dining Out when the Super Bowl Runneth Over

Mexican chicken soup and pupusas at Celina's Restaurant in Kenner, one of countless offbeat finds away from the Super Bowl hoopla.
Ian McNulty

With some creativity and finely-honed Mardi Gras survival skills, the New Orleans dining obsession need not take a knee just because the NFL’s big show is in town.

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Super Bowl XLVII
7:28 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Folding Empanadas Into Your Super Bowl Spread

For chef and restaurateur Jose Garces, watching football on television as a boy also meant snacking on his mother's homemade empanadas.
Jason Varney

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 5:47 pm

Say "Super Bowl" to Philadelphia chef and restaurateur Jose Garces, and he instantly recalls winter Sundays growing up in Chicago. "While my dad and two brothers and I were watching a Bears football game, empanadas would just appear in front of my lap," he tells All Things Considered for the Found Recipe series.

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10:04 am
Wed January 30, 2013

A City Drenched in Sugar

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Other cities might be trudging through cabbage season at this point in winter, but New Orleans is eating cake. From Twelfth Night to Mardi Gras, which is Feb. 12 this year, daily consumption of king cake — a round of sweet dough glazed with purple, gold and green sugar — is more or less compulsory.
"New Orleans is a sugar town, always has been," said Dwight Henry, the owner of the Buttermilk Drop Bakery and Cafe in the Seventh Ward, who has been baking here for more than 30 years.
Super Bowl XLVII
11:02 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Why Chicken Wings Dominate Super Bowl Snack Time

Blame sports bars for the chicken wing boom, especially on Super Bowl Sunday.

Take a look at this remarkable graph — is it the stock market? Home sales?

Nope. Click on the blue box in the lower right-hand corner and you'll see that the blue line tracks the number of chicken wings that Americans bought at grocery stores over the last year. See that mighty surge of wing-buying in early February? Apparently, you just cannot have a Super Bowl party without chicken wings — millions and millions of chicken wings.

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Louisiana Eats
5:00 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Tales from the Happy Country Home

Brothers Dorsey, Karlos, and Byran Knott work together at Bayou Teche Brewery to create regional, food-friendly beers.

On this week's Louisiana Eats! Poppy celebrates the Chinese New Year and begins the countdown to Mardi Gras.  First, the folks at Bayou Teche Brewery talk about the preparations they've made for Carnival Season and what they've brewed for the occasion. Then, Audra Ang discusses the time she spent in China as a journalist and the book her journey produced: To the People, Food is Heaven.

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4:23 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Tribute Dishes to Our Dining Past

Restaurant R'evolution is among the forward-looking restaurants that are also resurrecting New Orleans classics.
Ian McNulty

Famous "lost dishes" from New Orleans' dining past are turning up again at newer restaurants around town.

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