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!
This week, we’re bringing you a special April Fools edition of Louisiana Eats ! One of the stories in this hour is a joke, but the rest are so wild, you may not be able to separate the fact from the fiction! We begin with zoologist and author Bill Schutt , whose new book focuses on the most taboo of topics: cannibalism. Bill gives us the full story on a truly humanist cuisine.
Behind every cocktail bar and liquor cabinet is a wealth of history and elaborate effort. On this week’s show, we take a look at some hidden elements of the cocktail industry. First, we meet Master Cooper Ger Buckley of Jameson, o ne of only four master coopers in Ireland, who creates and repairs whiskey barrels using age-old techniques. Ger tells us about his relationship to the craft and how he learned the art of the barrel. Next, we hop over to the Continent and speak with Count Eduardo
On this week’s show, we’re looking at the role fishing plays in the lives of some of the greatest chefs in the South. We begin with Susan Schadt , author of Reel Masters . Susan went fishing and caught portraits of eight renowned chefs who treasure the sport. Next, we send you a postcard from Susan’s book launch event, where chefs and guests gathered together to enjoy incredible seafood dishes. We speak to several of the chefs at the book launch, including John Besh, John Currence, and Kelly
It’s Carnival time in Louisiana! On this week's show, we're talking Mardi Gras traditions with newcomers and locals alike. To begin, we learn some surprises about the Krewe of Mid-City, a very local parading organization that is about to be graced by an expected king and queen. Originally from Minnesota, business moguls Duane and Susan Hoff are the owners of Fantesca Estate and Winery in Napa Valley. About to take their thrones, we visit with Duane and Susan to find out how they came to reign
On this week's show, we indulge our sweet tooth with the help of several influential dessert makers. We begin with Anne Byrn , also known as "The Cake Mix Doctor," whose book American Cake takes readers back to the origins of baking in America. From birthday to wedding cake, Anne has the history behind each delicious layer.
It takes more than raw talent to become a successful chef. On this week’s show, we speak with culinary masters about the importance of mentorship in and out of the kitchen. We begin with Chefs Aarón Sánchez and John Besh, who discuss how their scholarship programs aim to help aspiring young cooks, and the essential role mentorship has played in their own lives.
On this week's show, we’re getting an aromatic education in herbs and spices. 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.
Edgar "Dooky" Chase, Jr., the patriarch of the Chase family who passed away at the end of 2016, helped in making Dooky Chase’s Restaurant the landmark establishment it is today. Here, his wife of 70 years, Chef Leah Chase, shares memories of her husband, his life as a musician and the quiet role he played behind the scenes in the Civil Rights movement.
On this week’s show, we bid farewell to 2016 and raise a toast to the New Year by looking back at legends and looking forward to new beginnings. First, we celebrate the life and legacy of Edgar “Dooky” Chase , who passed away this year at the age of 88. Leah Chase shares stories from their 70 years of marriage, an era marked by the civil rights movement and other transformative moments at their Treme establishment.
The holidays are here and we’re celebrating family food traditions old and new! We begin at the home of Chef Isaac Toups , where he and his family celebrate Christmas Cajun-style! Culminating an eventful year for Isaac— he earned the title of “fan favorite” on Bravo’s Top Chef: California and opened up a new restaurant in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum: Toups’ South — we join the Toups family for an unforgettable meal. After we finish our s’mores for dessert, we gather round for Isaac’s
On this week’s show, we’re capturing portraits in sound of several superstar chefs in Louisiana and beyond.
On this week’s show, we spend a day in the life of Louisiana’s most fascinating culinary collectors. We begin in the French Quarter at Lucullus Antiques , where owner Patrick Dunne takes us into the mind of a collector and describes his favorite hidden gems of the culinary collecting world.
The holiday season is upon us and we’re throwing the ultimate cocktail party.
On this week’s show, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving by saving a place at the table for several remarkable stories.
On this week's show, we speak with some powerful and influential women in the food industry who are getting the job done. We begin with local treasure JoAnn Clevenger, restaurateur behind the Upperline . While she is most famous for her Uptown restaurant, JoAnn has worn many different hats over her lifetime, managing multiple businesses with pluck and determination.