Louisiana Eats

H.D. Lanaux talks about how his family's business, Langenstein's Grocery, has provided service to New Orleans for decades. Plus, jewelry designer Thomas Mann discusses how food inspires his techno-romantic creations.

In this week's episode of Louisiana Eats!, listen as two men with long-standing reputations in the New Orleans restaurant scene discuss their craft. Hear how Chef Greg Picolo has found redemption at a restaurant of the same name, and how sticking to tradition has kept Wayne Pierce's restaurant thriving for 120 years. 

Every year thousands descend on the New Orleans Fairgrounds, but few know about the course's hidden plot of land that fed families years ago. Louis Broussard recollects about his time at this secret garden. Then we'll hear how a North Carolina farmer uses her investigative journalism background as a vantage point for her new career as a cattle farmer.

Whether you're off the coast of Africa, traipsing the streets of Dublin, or nestled in Louisiana, traditions are a part of any culture. Chef Brian Landry discusses his travels to the Canary Islands in search of tradition; Chef Matt Murphy remembers St. Patrick's Day traditions in his native Ireland; and the Crescent City Farmer's Market shares the New Orleans' tradition of St. Joseph's Day. 

The Inimitable Andrew

Mar 7, 2012

Television personality Andrew Zimmern visits the Crescent City for a cooking lesson, chats about his web series, and regales Poppy with stories about exotic lands and Bizarre Foods. 

Chef Phillip Lopez chats about his avant-garde approach to cooking and author Kit Wohl talks about her new book that profiles 25 years of James Beard Award-winning chefs.

Lawyer Rudy Lombard discusses his involvement with the Civil Rights Movement, while Dr. Jessica Harris leads you through a history of African-American foodstuffs. Plus homemaker Billie Carpenter.

Actor Bryan Batt and Poppy reminisce about Mardi Gras traditions, while Drew Ramsey of Hubig's Pies explains how his family business is involved in the Carnival celebration.

Bittersweet Confections owner Cheryl Scripter discusses her job as a chocolatier. Then, author Ellen Sweets shares her stories about cooking with political commentator Molly Ivins.

Emile DeFelice of South Carolina's Caw Caw Creek joins Poppy to talk about dissolving southern stereotypes by raising humane hogs. Plus Trey Litel of Louisiana Spirits talks about a new rum distillery opening in Louisiana.  

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