Poppy Tooker

Louisiana Eats!
1:13 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

A Somber Farewell and A Promising Salutation

Firefighters work to extinguish the five-alarm fire that destroyed New Orleans' beloved Hubig's Pies.

On this week's episode of Louisiana Eats!, we'll speak with Drew Ramsey about the history of Hubig's Pies and hear about the plans he's making since the five-alarm fire at his family's bakery. Plus, Paul and Angela Knipple discuss how recent immigrants from around the world are changing Southern palettes and culture.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:48 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Smokin' Hot & Smokin' Cold

Listen as John T. Edge talks about what's right, and what's wrong, with barbeque.

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, author John T. Edge offers fresh perspectives on one of America's favorite foods: barbecue. Plus Chef Brian Landry will talk about a fancy culinary technique used in professional kitchens that you can use at home.

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WWNO
4:58 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

WWNO's Louisiana Eats! with Poppy Tooker Expands to Full Hour Starting July 25

Starting the week of July 23, a top-notch slate of NPR News and information programs — including On Point, Here and Now and Tell Me More — will join the 89.9 WWNO weekday lineup.

At the same time, one of the station's most popular local programs, Poppy Tooker's Louisiana Eats!, will move to new times — Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. — and expand to a full hour. Poppy Tooker recently talked with WWNO's Fred Kasten about the origins of Louisiana Eats! and plans for the expanded version.

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Louisiana Eats!
12:00 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Eat for the Right Reasons

Dr. Tim Harlan

Today on Louisiana Eats!, Tim Harlan, also known as Dr. Gourmet, discusses how food can be the best medicine for a healthy lifestyle. Plus, TJ Rogers from the NO AIDS Task Force talks about his organization's largest annual fundraiser.

Louisiana Eats!
5:00 am
Wed July 4, 2012

A Humane Farm & A Heritage Breed

Justin Pitts at his farm in southern Mississippi.

This week on Louisiana Eats!, South Carolina pig farmer Emile DeFelice talks about the humanitarian efforts he practices at Caw Caw Creek Farms. Plus, farmer Justin Pitts talks to us about raising Piney Woods cattle.

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Louisiana Eats!
3:54 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

A Pair of Fishing Tales

Listen to two award-winning authors speak about the importance of the sea and its inhabitants this week on Louisiana Eats!. Paul Greenberg talks about the importance of preserving fish, and a children's book by Mark Kurlansky spreads the word about marine ecology.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:04 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

An Innovative Garden and a Delightful Cajun Restaurant

A group of aquaponic towers created by A.M.P.S. allow Rouse's to grow fresh produce on location.

Rouse's Jack Treuting gives Poppy a tour of the new rooftop garden installed at the grocery store's downtown New Orleans location. Plus, Ian McNulty tells us where to find the best fried chicken down the bayou.

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Louisiana Eats!
3:45 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Eating Locally at Home and at Restaurants

On this week's show we'll hear about the growing urge to eat local. Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko talk about their new book and how they practice its ideologies on their farm. Plus Dickie Brennan discusses the initiatives he's taken to source duck locally for restaurants in the New Orleans area.

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Louisiana Eats!
6:04 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Every Hand Helps

Listen as we celebrate Memorial Day with Navy culinary specialists from around the world and visit the Victory Garden at the National World War II Museum.

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Louisiana Eats!
5:22 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Time to Celebrate Mother's Day

Chefs prepare brunch at one of New Orleans' classic restaurants.

In honor of Mother's Day we'll listen to Randy Fertel speak about his mother, the founder of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Plus, Kit Wohl will discuss her latest book, New Orleans' Classic Brunches.

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