Joe Brock

On this week’s Louisiana Eats! Poppy chats with actor Christian LeBlanc, her co-host during this summer’s Dining Out for Life Event.

Then, Joe Brock and Harold McGee talk about raising chickens in the city and what you can do with the eggs they lay.

We’ll wrap things up with a discussion about Food Hubs from Kathleen Merrigan, the USDA’s Deputy Secretary, and hear about a favorite dining spot in Shreveport from our newest roving reporter.

Cheese Pumpkin Jam (Yields approximately 3 cups)

1 small cheese pumpkin (or other dense variety)
6 cups sugar
8 cups water

Peel the pumpkin, scoop out the seeds and the stringy membrane that holds them in. Cut into 1 inch sized cubes. In a large, heavy pot add 1 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water for each 4 cups of pumpkin. When the sugar is dissolved, add the pumpkin, bring to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer. Cook uncovered until the liquid has dissolved and the pumpkin is reduced to jam.