Tim Harlan

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As temperatures rise around Louisiana it's become perfectly clear that summer is here. So this week on Louisiana Eats! we're talking about traditional summertime foods, giving you advice for picnics, and hearing how to keep your kids entertained during the hottest part of the year.


Building a cookbook is a lot of work. From recipe testing to photography sessions to finalized editing, the process can be grueling. On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear how it gets done, from beginning to end, from a group of authors and photographers.

Alexander Allison

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll go Down on the Batture with Professor Oliver Houck. He'll explain the ecology of this small sliver of land, the bounty of foodstuffs found there, and the opportunities it provides for fringe living.

We'll also hear about the partnership forged between Tulane University's School of Medicine and Johnson & Wales University, a prominent culinary institute in the United States.

Michael Twitty

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, Poppy hears expert advice from a bartender, a culinary historian, and a doctor. First, New York City bartender Don Lee discusses the science of mixing drinks in the Big Apple. Then, Michael Twitty talks about his travels along the Southern Discomfort tour. Finally, Dr. Gourmet returns with advice about keeping healthy in the new year.

New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, 1932 (Private Collection)

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear from Professor Jim Heimann as he talks about the evolution of restaurant menus in the the 20th century and how they chart the cultural values of America. Then, documentary filmmaker Peggy Scott Laborde gets nostalgic about New Orleans' favorite food and drinks.

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.

Back to School

Sep 5, 2012

This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll go back to school with three different experts. Dr. Tim Harlan of Tulane Medical Center explains how his graduate students are teaming up with chefs from nationally renown culinary school, Johnson & Wales.

Then Chef Alex Hamman gives us a profile of the Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge. Plus, the crew of Liberty's Kitchen helps school children stay focused and attentive in the classroom.

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.