Poppy Tooker

On this week of Louisiana Eats we'll spend the day with New Orleans' culinary icon, Leah Chase, to celebrate her birthday. Plus Poppy speaks with Longue Vue Gardens' Joe Baker about their Two for Tea event.

Hunters Vs. Vegans

Jan 18, 2012

In this week's episode we'll host polar opposite points of view. John Morales & O'Shea Cleveland discuss their involvement with a vegan restaurant in New Orleans, and Scott Gibert shares his latest hunting stories.

Poppy speaks with Brazilian-born Ana Riehlmann about self-publishing her cookbook, traces Gulf Coast history with Felder Rushing, and learns about a contest taking place during Carnival season.

Holiday Edition

Dec 21, 2011

Alon Shaya's Chanukah Donuts

Serves 6 people

On this jolly edition of Louisiana Eats!, Poppy discusses the obscure, yet larger-than-life story of Eugene Walter. Then we'll get advice from W.I.N.O.'s Bryan Burkey about selecting wine for your gift-giving holiday celebration.

Champagne Mustard

Yield: 3 cups

1 1/3 cups Coleman's dry mustard
2 cups sugar
1 1/3 cups champagne (Regina white wine) vinegar
6 eggs

Mix together dry ingredients. Add vinegar. Mix in eggs one at a time and continue beating in a double boiler until thick.

Joel Salatin of Virginia's Polyface Farm discusses his radical farming philosophies.

Thanksgiving Edition

Nov 23, 2011

Fine Design

Nov 16, 2011

SEAFOOD GUMBO

1/2 CUP OIL
1 CUP FLOUR
4 GUMBO CRABS
2 LBS. SHRIMP
1 ONION, CHOPPED
1 BELL PEPPER, CHOPPED
3 STALKS CELERY, CHOPPED
2 LBS. OKRA, SLICED 1/4"
OIL FOR FRYING OKRA
1 - 1 LB. CAN CRUSHED TOMATOES
1 GALLON SHRIMP STOCK
1 CLOVE GARLIC
2 T THYME
1 BAY LEAF
1 BUNCH GREEN ONIONS
CRYSTAL HOT SAUCE TO TASTE

Crabmeat Ravigote

1lb. lump crabmeat
2 cups mayonnaise
6 oz. capers, chopped
3 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 bunch green onions, sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
1 egg
1 cup oil
Salt, pepper and hot sauce to taste
1 head iceberg lettuce, finely sliced

Combine lemon juice and egg in food processor. With machine running, slowly drizzle in oil. Mix together crab, mayonnaise, capers, parsley and green onions. Chill thoroughly and serve on a bed of lettuce.

A Chef Who Nose

Nov 2, 2011

Salade de Xuxu

Serves 4

2 raw merlitons (choyotes)
3 oranges
1 bunch of green onion, sliced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 2 limes
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh coriander, parsley or mint, finely chopped

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