Louisiana Eats! Louisiana Eats! is a radio show for people who cook and people who love to eat well — all with a Louisiana point of view and Poppy's distinctive Louisiana voice. In each program listeners join Poppy as she meets people who produce, cook, and eat the foods we enjoy and treasure — exploring kitchens and stores, farms and waterways where favorite foods are produced and prepared. And because Louisianans love all kinds of food, Poppy wont limit herself to shrimp creole and hot sauce!
Louisiana Eats!

Louisiana Eats!

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Louisiana Eats! is a radio show for people who cook and people who love to eat well — all with a Louisiana point of view and Poppy's distinctive Louisiana voice. In each program listeners join Poppy as she meets people who produce, cook, and eat the foods we enjoy and treasure — exploring kitchens and stores, farms and waterways where favorite foods are produced and prepared. And because Louisianans love all kinds of food, Poppy wont limit herself to shrimp creole and hot sauce!More from Louisiana Eats! »

Most Recent Episodes

Louisiana Eats: Listening To The B-Side Of History

To tell a truly engaging story, you have to dig deep beneath the surface. When it comes to radio storytelling, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, also known as the Kitchen Sisters, are masters. Through projects like Lost and Found Sound and Hidden World of Girls , the independent producers tell stories for NPR and online " from the flip side of history ."

Louisiana Eats: Le Grand Hoorah On The Cajun Prairie

Louisiana Eats is on the road again, this time to Evangeline Parish, where residents show pride for their French, Cajun, and Creole heritage through their food, music, and traditions. On this week's show, we participate in the annual Le Grand Hoorah celebration, while hitting many iconic spots along the Cajun Prairie.

Louisiana Eats: Nourishing Change

The South has a rich and varied food history, but too often it's reduced to stereotype. On this week's show, we explore the influence of the South on America's culinary identity, and the central role African-American and immigrant cooks played in its formation.

Louisiana Eats: Victuals And Spider Legs

On this week's show, we take a sonic journey through Appalachia to explore the history and legacy of its unique foodways. We begin with Troy Ball , whose hobby as a moonshiner became a means of helping her family survive financial ruin. Troy's memoir, Pure Heart, tells a very personal story of raising two special needs sons while becoming the first legal female moonshiner in Southern history.

Louisiana Eats: An Ocean Of Cocktails

It's July in New Orleans, which means two things: scorching temperatures and the hottest event in the spirits world — Tales of the Cocktail ! On this week's show, we look at the annual summertime conference that brings the international cocktail scene to the Crescent City.

Louisiana Eats: Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

Smoke Em If You Got Em On this week's show, just in time for the Fourth of July, we're celebrating the good old-fashioned American barbecue and the even older tradition of curing meat for preservation and eating. We begin with Rien Fertel, author of The One True Barbecue , who demystifies the role of the pit master in the tradition of whole hog barbecue in Tennessee and the Eastern Carolinas. Rien's exhaustive research led him to some of the smokiest and most storied barbecue shacks in America. But you may want to keep your distance, if those pigs catch on fire, it won't just be the fireworks exploding!

Lousiana Eats: Ranchers, Farmers And Fishermen Of The Mississippi Watershed

On this week's show, we take an in-depth look at the unlikely conservationists who work along the Mississippi River watershed. We begin with author Miriam Horn , whose book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman profiles five people who sustain production while preserving their environment. Miriam joins us to talk about her discovery — that there's much more that unites Americans than divides us. Then, we speak to a few of the conservationists featured in Miriam's book, starting with Justin Knopf . A fifth-generation farmer from Kansas, Justin offers a unique perspective on sustainable farming practices along the watershed. One of the fishermen Miriam spent time with in researching her book was Lance Nacio , a Louisiana shrimper. Lance gives us his take on coastal conservation. Then, we shift to the final piece of the conservation puzzle: ranching. We meet Dusty Crary , the Montana cowboy Miriam profiled in her book. And stockman Justin Pitts provides a counterpoint on conservation, particularly

Lousiana Eats: Ranchers, Farmers And Fishermen Of The Mississippi Watershed

Louisiana Eats: Delta Hot Tamales

On this week's show, we travel to Greenville, Mississippi for their annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival . We begin by speaking with author Julia Reed , who participates as the festival's official Pizzazz Consultant. Julia's writing has graced the pages of Newsweek , The Wall Street Journal, Vogue Magazine and Garden and Gun . She shares memories of the very first Hot Tamale Festival and the significance of the hot tamale in the Mississippi Delta.

Louisiana Eats: Ten Restaurants, Four Seasons

On this week's show, we take an in-depth look the evolution of restaurant dining in the America and speak with the co-owner of one the nation's top restaurants.

Louisiana Eats Tours Farms Afield And At Sea

On this week's show, we hit the road to tour a variety of farms that do everything from growing fresh produce to raising colonies of honeybees. We begin with a tour of Mahaffey Farms in Princeton, Louisiana, where Evan McCommon has been converting his family's timber ranch into a biodiverse farm. The changes have been slow, but his resolve steady as the 1,100 acres change from a dense forest to an open savannah.

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