Summary: 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 won’t limit herself to shrimp creole and hot sauce!
As 2017 comes to an end, we take a look back at some of our favorite Louisiana Eats moments from the past year. First, we speak with Lior Lev Sercarz, a chef, spice blender, and owner of La Boîte in New York City. Lior discusses his career's trajectory from sergeant of the Israeli army to spice master, and explains why he believes both home cooks and professional chefs will benefit from delving into spices.
This week, we’re sharing portraits of two chef-artists, tracing their paths from cradle to culinary greatness. First, we hear from James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence , whose upbringing in New Orleans has informed his illustrious restaurant career based in Oxford, Mississippi. John describes the through-lines of his craft, which includes a strong sense of place and a healthy dose of humility.
On this week's show, we’re sharing stories from modern day hunters and gatherers. We begin on the forest floor with Danlyn Brennan , who has spent her life foraging wild edibles. Her passion for wild craft is clear yet complicated by a desire to keep her methods and locations hidden.
December is upon us, and we're gearing up for the holiday revelry by learning tricks of the trade from a few remarkable cocktailians. We begin with David Wondrich , one of the world's leading experts on the cocktail. He tell us about the early days of the craft cocktail revolution.
On this week's show, we're celebrating peas on earth. We meet farmers, distillers, and plant breeders who are pioneers in their fields. We begin with Ben Branson, founder of Seedlip —a distillery producing non-alcoholic spirits using peas grown on his 300-year-old family farm in Northern England. Then, we learn about Dr. Calvin Lamborn , known as the Father of the Sugar Snap Pea. We speak with his son, Rod Lamborn, who is a cinematographer working hard to preserve his father’s legacy. We also
On this week's show, we meet some mad scientists of the culinary world and uncover some of the greatest technical secrets of the kitchen and bar. We begin with culinary inventor Dave Arnold at New York’s former Booker and Dax, whose collaborations with Chef Wylie Dufresne have resulted in magical molecular gastronomy. He tells us about some of his wildest experiments in the kitchen.
On this week's show, we take a look at invasive species in our region and meet some people who live by the motto: if you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em.
Darkness falls across the land, and Halloween is close at hand. This week, we're getting into the spooky spirit by touring some of Louisiana’s most paranormal locales.
On this week's show, we're traveling through Acadiana to explore traditional and contemporary Cajun foodways. We begin with George Graham, who shares his obsession through stories of cooking in the region through his nationally recognized blog and book , Acadiana Table: Cajun and Creole Home Cooking from the Heart of Louisiana .
Whether it “ain’t der no more” or it’s a holiday tradition, iconic brands have a particular staying power over New Orleanians. We love the foods and flavors of nostalgia. On this week’s show, we look back at some favorite brands of the past, and celebrate others that are still thriving!
Get out your corkscrews! On this week’s show, we’re talking with vintners and wine stewards to better understand the world of fermented grapes. We'll begin with Duane and Susan Hoff, two Minnesota-natives who founded Fantesca Estate & Winery after helping to get their family's electronics business off the ground — a company now known as Best Buy.
Behind every great restaurant is a great chef. But that chef would be nothing without the scores of people in the front and the back of the house who turn a meal into a memorable experience. On this week's show, we get to know two unsung heroes of hospitality in New Orleans.
On this week’s show, we're going back to school for no ordinary education. We begin with Chef Jeremiah Tower , whose book, Table Manners , offers a 21st century guide to being a better host and guest. Jeremiah’s lessons on etiquette — and “techiquette” — come from a decades-long career owning and operating restaurants from California to Hong Kong.
On this week's show, we're embarking on a virtual trip around the world — from Louisiana to China to Israel and beyond! We begin with a journey through modern China with Audra Ang , who uncovered the country’s soul by researching its food. Audra is a curator at the Museum of Chinese in America , which is located in New York’s Chinatown.
On this week's show, we meet some individuals who are doing their part to make the world a better place through food. We begin with the remarkable story of JoAnn Clevenger of the Upperline Restaurant . While she is known first and foremost for her beloved restaurant, JoAnn has taken on many different endeavors over the years, all with the unifying purpose of bringing people together.