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Louisiana Eats: 2017 Louisiana Eat! Year In Review

Dec 29, 2017
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As 2017 comes to an end, we take a look back at some of our favorite Louisiana Eats moments from the past year.

 

First, we speak with Lior Lev Sercarz, a chef, spice blender, and owner of La Boîte in New York City. Lior discusses his career's trajectory from sergeant of the Israeli army to spice master, and explains why he believes both home cooks and professional chefs will benefit from delving into spices.

 

Poppy & Chef John Besh
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On this week's show, we look at the role food television plays in the lives of several chefs here in New Orleans. 

We begin with one of the youngest stars of food TV, Kaj Hecht, the recent winner of Chopped Junior. To get an understanding of how the 10-year-old New Orleans local came to be a contestant on the program, we invited Kaj and his father Michael into our studio.