Food

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.
jeffreyw Flickr.com

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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Food
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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Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Sat January 19, 2013

From the Big Apple to the Big Easy

Culinary historian Michael Twitty harvests rice in South Carolina. Twitty talks about exploring his ancestry on The Southern Discomfort Tour.
Credit Michael Twitty

Listen to this week's show.

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, Poppy hears expert advice from a bartender, a culinary historian, and a doctor. First, New York City bartender Don Lee discusses the science of mixing drinks in the Big Apple. Then, Michael Twitty talks about his travels along the Southern Discomfort tour. Finally, Dr. Gourmet returns with advice about keeping healthy in the new year.

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Food
4:29 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Making a Detour for Café Dauphine

Fried stuffed bell peppers at Cafe Dauphine.
Ian McNulty

In a neighborhood not known as a restaurant destination, a new family-run eatery presents both classic and original arguments for paying a visit.

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Food
4:24 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Where Y'Eat: A Sea Change at RioMar

Red snapper with both local crabmeat and a Peruvian style sauce.
Ian McNulty

It's long been the downtown destination for Latin-style seafood. But more recently, RioMar has also become an ongoing exploration of a nebulous question for the restaurant world — in our age of high-profile chefs, what happens to a restaurant when its name chef moves on?


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Louisiana Eats!
11:04 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Jump-Start Your New Year

"Hoppin' John" Martin Taylor has been spreading the culinary gospel of South Carolina since 1986.

Whether you're shedding weight, saving money, or sharing traditions, we've got you covered on this week's Louisiana Eats!

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Food
4:29 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Where Y'Eat: A Dining Deluge in New Orleans

Restaurants keep opening all across New Orleans, defying national trends.
Ian McNulty

As a restaurant boom unfolds in New Orleans, some ponder how much it's guided by business or by passion.


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The Salt
1:35 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Hold That Mini-Burger: Restaurants Forecast Food For 2013

Sliders. We're over them, the National Restaurant Association says.
Bob Ingelhart iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Tue January 8, 2013 8:42 am

Still ordering gazpacho and sliders at your favorite restaurant? Not pre-screening restaurant menus before you make a reservation? Well, hop in the DeLorean and set the chronometer to 2013: You're really behind the times.

Technology is in and bacon-flavored chocolate is out, says a recent survey of 1,800 chefs across the nation.

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Farmers Market Minute
9:30 am
Sat December 29, 2012

The Future is Food

Wendell Berry.

About a decade ago, I was visiting a particularly beautiful part of Kentucky to help a community grow its farmers market. Dinner involved farm-fresh items on a comfortably rustic ranch, and thoughtful dinner discussion was led by original and influential author Wendell Berry.

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