Poppy Tooker

On this week's episode of Louisiana Eats!, Poppy sits down for an extended chat with Richard McCarthy, a homegrown hero who's provided leadership to the Crescent City Farmer's Market for more than fifteen years. Richard speaks about the work he's done in New Orleans and discusses his recent appointment as Slow Food USA's  executive director.

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.

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.

We're celebrating Halloween on this week's edition of Louisiana Eats!

Poppy is joined by Mary Ann Winkowski to talk about her ability to communicate with the spirit world. Plus, we'll demystify the history of absinthe before hearing from a voodoo priestess about rituals, mojo bags, and herbal remedies.

As she travels the country looking for vegan food, Kristin Lajeunesse joins Poppy to discuss Louisiana's vegan scene. Then, two representatives from the Northshore Democratic Women's Club talk about assembling their Cookbook for the Hungry. Plus, Dr. Gourmet returns to give us his advice about comfort food.

On this week's episode of Louisiana Eats! we'll speak with three incredibly gifted women, each leaders in their respective field. Nomvula Mashoai-Cook discusses the importance of food at the art market she organizes in South Africa. Then, Poppy speaks with Lynne Rosetto-Kasper and the cast of The Splendid Table. And finally, Molly Stevens discusses cooking techniques from her new book, All About Roasting.

The Miraculous Marcus

Aug 22, 2012

This week on Louisiana Eats, Poppy sits down for an extended conversation with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. Marcus talks about the circumstances that brought him to Sweden as a child, his rise to fame, and his first trip back to his Ethiopian homeland. Plus, Frank McMains finds a great spot to eat alongside the Atchafalaya Basin.

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.

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.

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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