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!

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: Eat It To Eradicate It

On this week's show, we explore the intersections between hunting, gathering, fishing, and our changing environment. We begin at the Best of Bycatch dinner at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, where a highly invasive fish is on the menu: the Asian Carp.

Louisiana Eats: Hold The Liquor

A growing trend in the craft cocktail movement has bartenders mixing drinks with little to no alcohol, shifting their focus to flavor. On this week's show, we'll explore the new wave of non-alcoholic craft drinks, starting with cocktail vanguards Don Lee and Bobby Murphy, who experiment with non-alcoholic ingredients at the New York City establishment Existing Conditions .

Louisiana Eats: Confection Affection

On this week's show, we indulge our sweet tooth with the help of some influential dessert makers. We visit the Swiss Confectionery , a family-run bakeshop that's been in business in New Orleans for almost a century. Their custom-made delicacies are fixtures at New Orleans weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations.

Louisiana Eats: Angling for the Elusive Salmon

Ora King is a sustainably raised salmon from New Zealand with a delicious history. On this week's show, we travel to three cities to meet three chefs—all finalists in an international competition to create the most inventive Ora King salmon dish.

Louisiana Eats: Spooky Eats

It's that haunting time of year again, when pumpkins glow and black cats screech, and you can be guaranteed we're ghost hunting on this week's show! To begin, we share a supernatural encounter at Tableau Restaurant on Jackson Square. Suffice it to say, Tableau's ghosts know how to make the bottles fly better than any bartender. Next, our tour of restaurant ghosts brings us to the Napoleon House . When Ralph Brennan acquired the Napoleon House in 2015, he adopted its many apparitions as well. We

Louisiana Eats: Creole Italian Manale's Style

On this week's show, we'll explore the immense influence that Italian foodways had on the development of New Orleans cuisine. We'll time travel through the years of the family-operated Uptown gem, Pascal's Manale . This history, which is now immortalized in Poppy's new book, The Pascal's Manale Cookbook , focuses on two Sicilian immigrant families, the Manales and the Radostas, forebearers of today's Defelice clan, who continue the Manale tradition today. Three generations of family share their

Louisiana Eats: Giving "The Help" A Hand: Applauding Lives Spent In Service

On this week's show, we're sharing untold stories of lives spent in service. We begin with a tour of the Kemper-Williams Residence at the Historic New Orleans Collection with decorative arts curator Lydia Blackmore, who conducted exhaustive research on the individuals who worked for the Williams family.

Louisiana Eats: Giving "The Help" A Hand: Applauding Lives Spent In Service

Following Fish Tales From Antartica To Barataria Bay

On this week's show, we're celebrating all things pescatarian across Louisiana. To begin, we travel from Port Sulphur to Barataria Bay for a taste of authentic Louisiana seafood with the Landry family of Don's Seafood . The Landrys host us at their fishing camp and share stories that have been passed down through the generations. Next, we meet Paul Greenberg , author of Four Fish and The Omega Principle. Paul spent three years investigating omega-3 and made some surprising discoveries about the

Louisiana Eats: Culinary Empire Builders

On this week's show, we follow three chefs on their journeys from cooks to culinary entrepreneurs. We begin with New Orleans chef Alon Shaya, who recently launched a new company, Pomegranate Hospitality . Alon describes his path, starting from unassuming culinary origins in Philadelphia, to his tenure at Domenica, and finally, to the evolving theory of Diasporic foodways that underlies his two new modern Israeli restaurants, Saba and Safta.

Louisiana Eats: Suicide And Rebirth At Tales Of The Cocktail

The suicide of Anthony Bourdain in June sent shock waves through the world, but especially the industry he loved. Since then, the conversation about mental health in the hospitality community has come into sharp focus. On this week's show, we speak with individuals close to the issue who gathered in New Orleans in July as part of Tales of the Cocktail's new Beyond The Bar initiative. Intended to help the hospitality industry take care of its own, Beyond the Bar offered compelling seminars on

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