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! »

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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

Louisiana Eats: When Chefs And Anarchists Meet — Slow Food Nations Denver

On this week's show, we're bringing listeners along to Slow Food Nations 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The event celebrates slow and sustainable food systems through summits, workshops, and a street festival.

Louisiana Eats: When Chefs And Anarchists Meet — Slow Food Nations Denver

Dreaming Of A Place At The Table

On this week's show, we take a look at immigration and its impact on the American food landscape. We begin with Rick Bayless , whose award-winning Frontera restaurants are bolstered by workers who come from immigrant backgrounds. Rick explains how many of his staff members were brought to the country as children and are now facing an uncertain future.

Louisiana Eats: Any Way You Slice It

On this week's show, we meet the great Dario Cecchini , a world renowned Italian butcher. Dickie Brennan invited the Cecchini family to New Orleans earlier this year to return the exceptional hospitality Dario had extended to Dickie's son, Richard Brennan III, who served as Dario's apprentice in Italy.

Louisiana Eats: A Feast For The Senses

This week's show is, in a word, sensational. Join us as we delve into the many ways that our other four senses experience food. We begin in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Their food photography exhibit, A Feast for the Eyes , runs the gamut from still lifes to the avant-garde. And it's on view at LASM through September 16. Then, author Molly Birnbaum shares the story of losing her sense of smell, and how it forever changed her relationship with food. Next, writer Scott

A Shot of History Mixed With Inspiration at Tales

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. We begin with Maggie Campbell, head distiller at Privateer Rum , a historic rum company in a seaside New England town. A kind of privateer in her own right, Maggie describes how she's working to make her industry more

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