Food

Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

2012 Year in Review

This past spring, Terrance Osborne designed this year's official New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival poster.

As we look back at the past year we'll listen to some of our fan favorite interviews on Louisiana Eats!, including Leah Chase, Terrance Osborne, and Aaron McCargo.

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Recipies
3:10 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

When Life Gives You Snow, Make Snow Cream

Snow cream, ice cream made from fresh snow, is a bit of a tradition in North Carolina, though snowfalls aren't common.
Courtesy of Chloe Tuttle

Originally published on Sat December 22, 2012 2:05 pm

There's snow across much of the country this weekend. In eastern North Carolina, where it doesn't snow a lot, snowflakes are an occasion for some folks to flock outside, scooping up what falls to make "snow cream."

That's ice cream made from fresh snow — but you have to mix it fast, before it melts.

Chloe Tuttle runs a bed and breakfast in Williamston, N.C., and she's a bit of an expert on snow cream. She tells Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon the trick is to use soft, freshly fallen snow.

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Farmers Market Minute
9:30 am
Sat December 22, 2012

Johnnie A. Clark, Jr.

Johnnie A. Clark, Jr.
MarketUmbrella.org

I recently learned that Johnnie A. Clark, Jr. had died in his sleep at 90 years of age. For longtime farmers market shoppers, you may recall the retired postman turned farmer, who held court on Saturday mornings among his offerings of cut carrots and greens. A real gentleman, Mr. Clark could also be fire and brimstone when issues of social justice and dignity for ordinary people are at stake.

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Louisiana Eats
3:32 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Christmas Treats & Trips

Since opening in 2007, Sucre Sweet Boutiques and Confection Studio has become a popular destination for New Orleanians.

Join us as we celebrate Christmas on Louisiana Eats! Tariq Hanna of Sucre discusses a recent trip to Switzerland that resulted in his own customized chocolate. Then, after we travel to Natchitoches for the Christmas Festival of Lights, historian Rien Fertel tells us forgotten stories about the praline.

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Farmers Market Minute
9:30 am
Sat December 15, 2012

Chanukah

Domenica’s Alon Shaya.

As the Jewish community approaches the final nights of Chanukah, I am reminded of a recent conversation I had with Domenica’s Alon Shaya. Of course, his interpretation of traditional Jewish holiday meals is now legendary.

The Israeli-born Alon was browsing market stalls for root crops. He described to me how he had recently catered a kosher wedding, and then stepped forward to say, “The way I see it, Kosher is not only among the original health codes (pre-dating our Health Department by a few thousand years) but it’s also a code for sustainability.”

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Food
4:07 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Hot Dogs Have Their Day

A Dat Dog hot dog.
Ian McNulty

From vegetarian options to a veritable arms race of exotic toppings, the humble hot dog is getting new attention, and some respect.

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Louisiana Eats!
4:20 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Fathers, Sons, Mothers & Daughters

Chef David Guas discusses the overlapping cultural inflluences of Cuba and New Orleans, his hometown.

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we'll hear a pair of heartfelt stories about the bonds of family. First, David Guas talks about the trip he took to his father's homeland of Cuba. Then, mother-daughter team Grace and Kate Bauer collaborate on a book that documents desserts in Los Angeles. Plus, Frank McMains visits a great boudin and cracklin' spot near Baton Rouge.

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Farmers Market Minute
9:30 am
Sat December 8, 2012

Floral Wreaths

Folsom flower farmer Shirley Randon battles the elements each week to harvest and assemble gorgeous nose gays and full-on bouquets of flowers. Knowledge of these challenges makes me appreciate her delicate, hand-crafted, dried floral holiday wreaths.

Have you seen them? Whereas contemporary wreaths feature vivid synthetic colors, Shirley’s are beautifully faded by the sun. These are colors we rarely see any more in commerce. Imagine a ring of dried cosmos, bachelor's buttons, sunflowers and more.

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Food
4:21 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Where Y'Eat: The Grapefruit of Wrath

Louisiana grapefruit high in the upper branches.
Ian McNulty

How a fruitful tree by an abandoned house signals one of southeast Louisiana's delicious harvests.

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Louisiana Eats!
2:02 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

A Festive Chanukah Celebration

Since they're prepared in hot oil, latkes are often thought of as a perfect way to commemorate the miracle of Chanukah.

We're celebrating Chanukah on this week's Louisiana Eats! First, we'll hear from Michael Twitty about the overlapping food customs between his African-American heritage and his Jewish faith. Then, Joan Nathan returns to the program to talk about Jewish culinary influences across the South. Plus, Andrew Zimmern recounts stories from around the world.

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