Louisiana Eats!

Louisiana Eats!

From WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

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: Mardi Gras Madness!

It's Carnival time in Louisiana! On this week's show, we're talking Mardi Gras traditions with newcomers and locals alike. To begin, we learn some surprises about the Krewe of Mid-City, a very local parading organization that is about to be graced by an expected king and queen. Originally from Minnesota, business moguls Duane and Susan Hoff are the owners of Fantesca Estate and Winery in Napa Valley. About to take their thrones, we visit with Duane and Susan to find out how they came to reign over this community-focused krewe.

Louisiana Eats: Sweet Dreams

On this week's show, we indulge our sweet tooth with the help of several influential dessert makers. We begin with Anne Byrn , also known as "The Cake Mix Doctor," whose book American Cake takes readers back to the origins of baking in America. From birthday to wedding cake, Anne has the history behind each delicious layer.

Chefs Mentoring Chefs Of Tomorrow

It takes more than raw talent to become a successful chef. On this week's show, we speak with culinary masters about the importance of mentorship in and out of the kitchen. We begin with Chefs Aarón Sánchez and John Besh, who discuss how their scholarship programs aim to help aspiring young cooks, and the essential role mentorship has played in their own lives.

Louisiana Eats: Leah Chase Remembers Edgar 'Dooky' Chase, Jr.

Edgar "Dooky" Chase, Jr., the patriarch of the Chase family who passed away at the end of 2016, helped in making Dooky Chase's Restaurant the landmark establishment it is today. Here, his wife of 70 years, Chef Leah Chase, shares memories of her husband, his life as a musician and the quiet role he played behind the scenes in the Civil Rights movement.

Louisiana Eats Bids Adieu to 2016

On this week's show, we bid farewell to 2016 and raise a toast to the New Year by looking back at legends and looking forward to new beginnings. First, we celebrate the life and legacy of Edgar "Dooky" Chase , who passed away this year at the age of 88. Leah Chase shares stories from their 70 years of marriage, an era marked by the civil rights movement and other transformative moments at their Treme establishment.

Louisiana Eats: Christmas And Hanukkah Present And Past

The holidays are here and we're celebrating family food traditions old and new! We begin at the home of Chef Isaac Toups , where he and his family celebrate Christmas Cajun-style! Culminating an eventful year for Isaac— he earned the title of "fan favorite" on Bravo's Top Chef: California and opened up a new restaurant in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum: Toups' South — we join the Toups family for an unforgettable meal. After we finish our s'mores for dessert, we gather round for Isaac's annual reading of "The Cajun Night Before Christmas."


On this week's show, we're capturing portraits in sound of several superstar chefs in Louisiana and beyond.

Collection Or Obsession? Louisiana Eats Explores The World Of Culinary Collecting

On this week's show, we spend a day in the life of Louisiana's most fascinating culinary collectors. We begin in the French Quarter at Lucullus Antiques, where owner Patrick Dunne takes us into the mind of a collector and describes his favorite hidden gems of the culinary collecting world.

Collection Or Obsession? Louisiana Eats Explores The World Of Culinary Collecting

Louisiana Eats: Holiday Entertaining

The holiday season is upon us and we're throwing the ultimate cocktail party.

Louisiana Eats: A Thanksgiving Cornucopia

On this week's show, we're celebrating Thanksgiving by saving a place at the table for several remarkable stories. First, we spend a day riding along with the volunteers of the Trinity Loaves and Fishes food truck as they cater to the hungry and transient in New Orleans. All year long, volunteers at Trinity Episcopal Church prepare and deliver food throughout the Greater Metropolitan Area. Then, we join students, parents, teachers, and neighbors gathered for Edible Schoolyard's annual Sweet Potato Fest. We visit the garden at Arthur Ashe Charter School in Gentilly to help harvest crops and celebrate all things sweet potato. Of course, no Thanksgiving meal would be complete without a glass of wine and a slice of flaky pie. New Orleans-based Windowsill Piesteamed up with Swirl Wine for a pie and wine pairing in the days leading up to the holiday. We stop by their kitchen just as the pies are coming out of the oven. Finally, we hear about an unlikely culinary partnership between cookbook

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