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Louisiana Eats: And The James Beard Award Goes Too...

Apr 21, 2018
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The James Beard Awards honor the best of the best in the American culinary world. With this year's awards gala right around the corner, join us this week for a chat with several James Beard Award nominees and winners.

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This year marks the 300th anniversary of the city of New Orleans. On this week's show, we toast the Crescent City with local culture bearers and historians.

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  It's springtime in the Bayou State! On this week's show, we're following the Easter Bunny to Ponchatoula, Louisiana for a tour of the Elmer Candy factory. With a heritage that reaches back to 1855, Elmer Candy is not only the oldest candy maker in Louisiana, but one of the oldest in the nation. 

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Boasting its iconic pink facade in the French Quarter Brennan's Restaurant has been a New Orleans landmark since 1946. On this week's show, we celebrate the venerable establishment, beginning with a conversation with co-owner Ralph Brennan.

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Hogs for the Cause has all of the ingredients for a spectacular spring festival: live music, libations, and prize-winning barbecue.

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When the Food Network launched in 1993, the pastime of binge-watching cooking shows didn’t exist, and chefs weren't celebrities. Today, with shows like Chopped and Iron Chef America airing on primetime, the role of the Food Network has transformed.

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Another Carnival season is behind us, but the Jewish festival of Purim is right around the corner. First, we learn all about Purim with the help of Benay Bernstein. She provides an introduction to this joyful day – one unlike any other on the Jewish calendar.

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It's Carnival time in Louisiana! This week, we join revelers near and far for the biggest free party on earth.

This week, we learn the health benefits of paying closer attention to what we consume and our emotional well-being.

We begin with Dr. Ronald D. Siegel, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. A long-time student of mindfulness meditation, he explains the psychology of happiness, and why humans use food and drink as a pathway to achieve it.

On this week's show, we voyage around the world in search of extraordinary and diasporic flavors. 

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