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! »

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Louisiana Eats: Cooking for the Young and the Young at Heart

Cooking For The Young And Young At Heart With the proliferation of kid's cookbooks and cooking shows these days, it's evident that the kitchen is increasingly becoming the favorite playground of many a child. This week's show is dedicated to the budding chefs of tomorrow and everyone who is young at heart. We begin with a conversation with Melina Hammer, author of Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook. Filled with over 75 surprisingly sophisticated and healthy recipes, the cookbook is a crash course in culinary training for aspiring young chefs and adults alike. Then we speak with Louisiana-born artist Clare Crespo, who has made a career of playfully fusing the worlds of food and art. Clare created and stars as a pint-sized chef in the wild and wacky video series Yummyfun Kooking, which has dedicated fan-base of viewers young and old. After that, we're joined by Sonoko Sakai, author of Rice Craft, who gives us a lesson in how to create onigiri, a Japanese dish much like sushi, but so

Louisiana Eats:Coffee, Tea, or ???

On this week's show, we're taking a look at the coffee and tea scene across Louisiana. We begin with Geoffrey Meeker, owner of French Truck Coffee. It took only one cup of coffee from San Francisco to inspire him to become a New Orleans coffee purveyor. Now, Geoffrey and his team are at the vanguard of what many are calling the third wave coffee movement. Then, we visit one of the many coffee shops that serve French Truck Coffee, a diminutive restaurant in New Orleans's 7th Ward called Pagoda Cafe. There, we demystify the flat white, a specialty coffee drink with origins on the other side of the world. Next, we switch from coffee to tea and meet the only tea educator in Louisiana, Garrett Johnson. He's spreading the gospel of fine loose leaf tea through a series of lectures and gatherings in the Shreveport area. Garrett invites us to the table to learn about traditional hot tea and sample some of his favorite brews. Finally, we take a tour of Luzianne Tea in New Orleans East and speak

Louisiana Eats: Natchez Sojourn

On this week's show, we're celebrating the tricentennial of Natchez, Mississippi. We'll visit our neighbors across the river and learn how residents are combining history and innovation to make Natchez a singular destination. Founded in 1716, the river city is home to an impressive array of antebellum mansions and national landmarks. We settle in at one of these estates, the Dunleith Historic Inn, where we're greeted by historian Terry Trovato, who gives us a tour of the storied mansion. Next, we hear from the ladies of the Natchez Garden Club, who since 1932 have been opening their private homes to visitors, sparking a passionate interest in historic preservation and creating a now-legendary pilgrimage to Natchez. Then, we become acquainted with the new garde of Natchez. We meet Dub Rogers, who is transforming the city's coffee and live music scene through several businesses, including Steampunk Coffee Roasters and Smoot's Grocery. From there, we wander over to the Farmers Market,

Louisiana Eats: Getting into the Spirit at Tales of the Cocktail

It's that magical time of year in New Orleans when cocktailians and spirits experts from around the world come together in the blazing heat for the world's pre-eminent cocktail festival, Tales of the Cocktail. On this week's show, we're giving you an insider's view into the Crescent City's most spirited gathering. We begin with Kate Gerwin, the first American and first woman to win the Bols Around The World championship in bartending. Kate discusses her career owning and operating award-winning establishments, and the story behind Girls With Bols, her game changing mentorship program for female bartenders. Then, we take a virtual trip through the highball bars of Japan with Gardner Dunn of Suntory Whisky, who explains Suntory's vivid history and the inventive drinking culture in Japan. Next, we learn about one family's spirits legacy from Leonardo Vena of Lucano 1894. Leonardo's family has been making their amaro, an Italian herbal liqueur, from a secret recipe for over a century. We

Louisiana Eats: We're going Whole Hog... Literally

On this week's show, we're inviting you to a midsummer barbecue for the ages! We're traveling through country pithouses and urban kitchens in search of the best whole hog barbecue. We begin with Rien Fertel, author of The One True Barbecue, who demystifies the role of the pitmaster 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. Then, we visit Michael Gulotta at Mopho in Mid-City, as he prepares for his weekly whole hog celebration. Out on the restaurant's patio is a huge fire pit where Michael roasts a whole hog on a spit, suspended over an open flame. We join him at the smoky pit and then in the kitchen to see just how he goes the whole hog. Finally, Nathanial Zimet, chef at Boucherie, shares his obsession for the meticulous process of deconstructing a whole hog, and shows us how his restaurant lives up to its name! We're makin' bacon and so much more

Louisiana Eats: Oysters From Near

On this week's show, we set out to prove that oysters can — and should — be enjoyed year-round. We're going behind the scenes to get a better understanding of how those salty bivalves go from farm to table. We begin with Tolar Nolley, founder of the Oyster Company of Virginia, who's working to mitigate the loss of Chesapeake Bay's indigenous oysters. Tolar teach us about his conservation programs and their impacts on the industry. Then, we travel to Grand Isle and meet the Guerreros family of Caminada Bay Premium Oyster Company. Owner Marcos Guerrero and his son Boris welcome us aboard their compact bay boat for a morning out on the water to learn the process of oyster farming Louisiana style. Next, we head to the Desire Oyster Bar on Bourbon Street for the New Orleans Oyster Festival's shucking competition, where shuckers enjoy the limelight as they vie for the winning title. After the festival crowns its champion oyster shucker, Jay Gallet of Superior Seafood, we visit the New

Louisiana Eats: Local Favorites

The Louisiana restaurant scene has never been hotter. On this week's show, we're touring some special eateries that should be on your radar.

Breaking The Bonds Of Silence: Louisiana Eats Tours The Whitney Slavery Museum

In this special edition of Louisiana Eats, we celebrate the 151st anniversary of Juneteenth — the day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

Breaking The Bonds Of Silence: Louisiana Eats Tours The Whitney Slavery Museum

Louisiana Eats Hunts Hometown Hidden Kitchens

On this week's show, we take a journey in sound with two radio luminaries, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, also known as The Kitchen Sisters. Davia and Nikki visit our kitchen at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum to discuss their amazing trajectory on NPR as well as how they came to uncover Hidden Kitchens, their duPont-Columbia Award-winning series.

Louisiana Eats: Innovation On Three Continents

On this week's show, we're traveling to three continents for a fresh look at business innovation.

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