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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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

Louisiana Eats: It's All Happening At The Zoo.

On this week's show, we take a deep dive into the cuisine of our friends in the animal kingdom. We begin at the Audubon Zoo , where zookeepers forge a nurturing connection with each animal they care for — especially at meal time. Curators Liz Wilson and Dominique Fleitas invite us along as they make their daily rounds at the Zoo. Next, we meet a Baton Rouge-based entrepreneur who's found a way to combat Louisiana's nutria problem while serving man's best friend. Hansel Harlan has developed a

Louisiana Eats: World Cup of Liquors

Every four years, World Cup fans join together in the spirit of international competition. On this week's show, we raise a glass to intercontinental camaraderie by tasting five exotic spirits produced across the globe. We begin our celebration the way they do in China, with a baijiu toast. American expat Derek Sandhaus introduces us to this ancient Chinese liquor, which has recently gained popularity in the West. Then we'll hear about a popular herbal digestive in the Czech Republic: Becherovka.

Louisiana Eats: America - The Delicious

On this week's show, we're celebrating the 4th of July holiday by savoring the remarkable diversity that shapes America's food culture.

Louisiana Eats: Culinary Revolutionaries

On this week's show, we discuss sustainable food policy with culinary revolutionaries from around the world. While growing up, Michel Nischan spent a lot of time on his grandfather's farm. So the thought of eating fresh food was second nature to him. Now he's focused on changing food policy on a federal level.

Happy Birthday, Louisiana Eats!

On this week's show, we're celebrating the 8th anniversary of our show's debut! We're digging through the archives for some of our favorite moments from the past 8 years, starting from the very beginning. The first episode of Louisiana Eats broadcast on June 9, 2010. That year also marked the 125th anniversary of New Orleans' streetcar line. We look back at our very first field piece, when we took a streetcar ride with the late, great historian Michael Mizell-Nelson .

Louisiana Eats: Not Your Typical Cup of Joe

There's nothing like a cup of good, hot coffee. On this week's show, we look at the art of the coffee bean in our state and beyond. We begin with a local favorite— PJ's Coffee —which Phyllis Jordan founded 40 years ago. Phyllis reflects on the early years, when she became the first commercial iced coffee purveyor in New Orleans.

Louisiana Eats: Toasting The Tricentennial - Part Deux

On this week's show, we continue our tricentennial tribute to New Orleans with a look at brand new research in the field of archeology. We speak to Jim Bruseth and Toni Turner , who reveal a surprising turn of events that preceded the city's official founding. Evidently, if the French explorer La Salle hadn't blundered in his attempt to form a colony here, we would have been celebrating our 300th birthday 30 years ago. We also discuss the the city's early years with a team of archeologists who

Louisiana Eats: East Asian Eats

On this week's show, we're having a full on East Asian culinary exploration. We begin by commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the Sichuan Earthquake with former AP reporter Audra Ang , author of To The People, Food is Heaven . Audra shares what it was like to be there in the aftermath of such a catastrophic event. Then, we'll learn the history of Chinese restaurants in the U.S. with U.C. Irvine professor, Yong Chen. Chen's book, Chop Suey, USA , follows the history of Chinese cuisine in

Louisiana Eats Celebrates Jazzfesst

On this week's show, we head down to the Fairgrounds for some Jazz Fest fun! We begin by sampling red beans and rice with longtime vendors Judy Burks and Morris Douglas. Judy's Red Beans booth has been woven into the very fabric of Jazz Fest over the 40 years that she's been stirring the pot at the Fairgrounds. Then, we meet the Sheik ! New Orleans music legend Michael O'Hara joins us to talk about his life and career in New Orleans. We also pay a visit to the Roman Candy man. On many an

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