Where Y'Eat New Orleans writer Ian McNulty hosts Where Y'Eat, a weekly exploration and celebration of food culture in the Crescent City and south Louisiana. Ian gives listeners the low-down on the hottest new restaurants, old local favorites and hidden hole-in-the-wall joints alike, and he profiles the new trends, the cherished traditions and the people and personalities keeping America's most distinctive food scene cooking.
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New Orleans writer Ian McNulty hosts Where Y'Eat, a weekly exploration and celebration of food culture in the Crescent City and south Louisiana. Ian gives listeners the low-down on the hottest new restaurants, old local favorites and hidden hole-in-the-wall joints alike, and he profiles the new trends, the cherished traditions and the people and personalities keeping America's most distinctive food scene cooking.More from Where Y'Eat »

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Where Y'Eat: With Food on Hand, Dad's Stories Always Flowed

Dad cooked breakfast a lot when I was growing up. Pancakes were the order of the day, but no matter what he was making the meal usually included a little baloney, and I don't mean the sandwich meat.

Where Y'Eat: Why Ella Brennan's Impact on New Orleans Food Continues

It's one thing to say that a place has culture. It's another to witness how the people of that place share a culture, how they use it, how it brings them together. That is one of the really gratifying things about New Orleans food. It's a culture with a long history and many mothers and fathers. But it's also one for the here and now, as immediate as the next meal, and it's one that's refreshed by each generation. This is been on my mind lately because New Orleans lost one of those mothers.

Where Y'Eat: Always a Slog, New Orleans Summer Can Also Be a Relief

When does summer start? Consult the almanac and you'll see it's still weeks away. But in New Orleans, the seasons aren't necessarily tied to solstice and equinox. To me, they're marked by a changing mix of cravings, needs, excuses...and yes, we're talking about food.

Where Y'Eat: As New Orleans Sinks Into Summer, Wine Lovers Rise Above

In New Orleans, a wine lover may bow before Bordeaux and marvel at malbec. But then comes summer, our summer, and all bets are off, especially for heavier red wines. It's time for wines that can cut through it all, wines that are refreshing and quenching.

Where Y'Eat: As New Orleans Sinks Into Summer, Wine Lovers Rise Above

Where Y'Eat: At Crawfish Boils, Cell Phone Fixation Finally Takes a Breather

Crawfish give us so much. Good flavor, an excuse to gather, a chance to bask in the seasonal food glories of south Louisiana. Well, I'm adding one more blessing to the pile – a crawfish boil creates a temporary sanctuary from the cell phone.

Where Y'Eat: At Crawfish Boils, Cell Phone Fixation Finally Takes a Breather

Where Y'Eat: On Mother's Day, Gratitude for the Gift of New Orleans Food

If you love New Orleans food thank a New Orleans mother. If you're really lucky that will be your own mother, or maybe, like me, your mother-in-law. But it doesn't even matter if you're related. New Orleans mothers have given a gift to this entire city and to all the visitors here who appreciate food with a sense of place, with character and identity.

Where Y'Eat: On Mother's Day, Gratitude for the Gift of New Orleans Food

Where Y'Eat: "Ms. Okra" Rolls On, Brings a Slice of New Orleans Life to Jazz Fest

New Orleans lost a legend this year with the death of Arthur Robinson, the roving produce vendor beloved across the city and known to all as Mr Okra. But his daughter Sergio Robinson has kept his legacy alive. She still drives her father's colorfully-painted produce truck around New Orleans, calling out her inventory through a loudspeaker, just as he did, turning the sales pitch into a form of street music. This weekend, she's also driving the truck back to Jazz Fest.

Where Y'Eat: "Ms. Okra" Rolls On, Brings a Slice of New Orleans Life to Jazz Fest

Where Y'Eat: When Jazz Fest Ends After Party Eats Start on the Street

Everyone knows you should go to Jazz Fest ready to eat. But no one says you have to show up starving. And on the way back out, I've found it's smart to have a little room left in the tank too, to be ready for those opportune eats on the streets. As much as I crave the food inside Jazz Fest, some of the most memorable quick bites I find this time of year usually come from the periphery outside the Fair Grounds too.

Where Y'Eat: When Jazz Fest Ends After Party Eats Start on the Street

Where Y'Eat: Staking the Vietnamese Crawfish Around New Orleans

It starts with spicy boiled crawfish, the pride of Louisiana, but it was born elsewhere. It adds a dose of adaptation from the Vietnamese-American immigrant story and the next generation's mash-up minded sense of possibility. It arrives in bowls and trays with its red shells gleaming with butter and paved with bits of garlic. It pairs well with cold beer or anything bubbly.

Where Y'Eat: Crawfish Boils Bring People To The Table — And Together

Crawfish season is finally rolling for real, and so the food conversation turns to the endless variations on seasoning, timing, technique, process and produce that goes into the pot.

Where Y'Eat: Crawfish Boils Bring People To The Table — And Together

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