Louisiana Eats! http://wrkf.org en From Urban Farms To Oyster Reefs: How The LSU AgCenter Improves Lives In Louisiana http://wrkf.org/post/urban-farms-oyster-reefs-how-lsu-agcenter-improves-lives-louisiana <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="LSU AgCenter Extension Agent Grace Peterson with Shalon Lewis at the Valencia Community Center and Garden in Shreveport." data-attribution="Credit Robert and Talbot Trudeau / Flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/8036112539_c58e33144f_h.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/07/Eats_071914.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to this week&#039;s show.</a><p>The LSU AgCenter fosters agricultural, engineering and scientific prog Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:02:48 +0000 Poppy Tooker 29709 at http://wrkf.org From Urban Farms To Oyster Reefs: How The LSU AgCenter Improves Lives In Louisiana Celebrating The Frozen Daiquiri http://wrkf.org/post/celebrating-frozen-daiquiri <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Swirling, electronic tankards ready to serve." data-attribution="Credit Angry Julie Monday / Flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/5630046882_e288f36118_b_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual Tales of the Cocktail event is currently underway in New Orleans, celebrating the city's contribution as birthplace of </span><a href="http://wwno.org/post/make-mine-double-american-cocktail" style="line-height: 1.5;">the American cocktail</a><s Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:59:25 +0000 Scott Gold 29517 at http://wrkf.org Celebrating The Frozen Daiquiri Make Mine A Double: The American Cocktail http://wrkf.org/post/make-mine-double-american-cocktail <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="The Absinthe Frappe is just one of the many drinks that was unavailable when production of its base spirit was banned around the world." data-attribution="Credit Bart Everson / Flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/AbsintheFrappe_BartEverson_flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite Louisiana’s scorching temperatures in July, thousands of visitors beat a path to New Orleans in search of a cold cocktail at the annual Tales of the Cocktail event. On this week’s show we’ll hear from the founder of </span><a href="http://talesofthecocktail.com/tales-of-the-cocktail-2014/2014-new-orleans-events/" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the conference</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, get a dose of history from</span><a href="http://www.kingcocktail.com/bitters.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> the King of Cocktails</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and hear how a smear campaign kept </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/dining/reviews/13wine.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">absinthe</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> out of our liquor cabinets for 100 years.&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Break out the ice, the bar’s open on this week’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisiana Eats!</em><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/07/Eats_071214_2.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to this week&#039;s show.</a><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:55:06 +0000 Poppy Tooker 29515 at http://wrkf.org Make Mine A Double: The American Cocktail How Hansen's Sno-Bliz Became An 'American Classic' http://wrkf.org/post/how-hansens-sno-bliz-became-american-classic <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Combining fluffy ice and homemade syrups, Hansen&#039;s Sno-Bliz continues to create their sno-balls from the original machine invented and patented by Ernest Hansen in 1939." data-attribution="Credit Scott Gold" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/Hansens_snoballs_2014_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>Every year, the James Beard Foundation recognizes cherished local food businesses distinguished by their timeless appeal. This year, the <a href="http://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/awards-watch-meet-2014-americas-classics">America's Classic honor</a> was awarded to <a href="http://www.snobliz.com/">Hansen's Sno-Bliz</a>, the place where the unique style of the New Orleans sno-ball was invented.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/07/Hansen&#039;s_solo_Final.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to Scott Gold&#039;s take on the iconic Sno-Bliz.</a><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:54:37 +0000 Scott Gold 29514 at http://wrkf.org How Hansen's Sno-Bliz Became An 'American Classic' Can A Week-Long Trip Mint New Ambassadors To New Orleans? http://wrkf.org/post/can-week-long-trip-mint-new-ambassadors-new-orleans <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Each spring, students in NYU&apos;s Food Studies program visit Louisiana to learn about the state&apos;s unique cultural identity." data-attribution="Credit Meryl Rosofosky" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201406/Mail_Attachment_0.jpeg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/06/A_NYU_Food_Students_naked_0.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to an audio montage.</a>Students at NYU's Food Studies program are studying to be professionals in al Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:40:55 +0000 Thomas Walsh 28478 at http://wrkf.org Can A Week-Long Trip Mint New Ambassadors To New Orleans? Cultural Tourism At Its Finest: Food Studies In New Orleans http://wrkf.org/post/cultural-tourism-its-finest-food-studies-new-orleans <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Professor Meryl Rosofsky, left, connects her students with authentic Louisiana experiences so that their visit here isn&#039;t isolated to the French Quarter and other tourist traps. " data-attribution="Credit Meryl Rosofosky" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201406/Mail_Attachment_6.jpeg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/06/Eats_062114_1.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to this week&#039;s show. </a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Using food as a way to understand the world is something your parents probably never studied in college, but it’s has become a popular discipline in the past decade. Each year, professor Meryl Rosofsky brings students from <a href="http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/nutrition/food/ma/" target="_blank">NYU’s food studies program</a> to New Orleans for a week-long cultural immersion. We join them at Dooky Chase to hear if their preconceptions of New Orleans are being shed.</span><p>We’ll also visit the <a href="http://www.steamboatwarehouse.com/menu" target="_blank">Steamboat Warehouse </a>in St. Landry Parish, take a cooking class with <a href="https://twitter.com/KyanDouglas">Kyan Douglas</a>, and <a href="http://nolavie.com/food-porn-friday-the-brilliance-of-leftovers-32820/" target="_blank">make leftovers with Scott Gold </a>and his enormous jar of kimchi.&#160;<p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:39:48 +0000 Poppy Tooker 28477 at http://wrkf.org Cultural Tourism At Its Finest: Food Studies In New Orleans Summertime Fun: Hot Dogs, Picnics And Kids http://wrkf.org/post/summertime-fun-hot-dogs-picnics-and-kids <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="The growing popularity of Louisiana&#039;s gourmet sausage vendors has helped catapult the local hot dog scene into the national dialogue. " data-attribution="Credit Wikipedia/Creative Commons" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201309/Hot_dogs_with_mustard_relish_and_cheese_sauce.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/06/Eats_090713.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to this week&#039;s show.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As temperatures rise around Louisiana it's become perfectly clear that summer is here. So this week on <em>Louisiana Eats!</em> we're talking about traditional summertime foods, giving you advice for picnics, and hearing how to keep your kids entertained during the hottest part of the year.</span><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 21:37:30 +0000 Poppy Tooker 28476 at http://wrkf.org Summertime Fun: Hot Dogs, Picnics And Kids Turning It Around With Food: Triumph Kitchen In Baton Rouge http://wrkf.org/post/turning-it-around-food-triumph-kitchen-baton-rouge <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="In order to help fiance Triumph Kitchen, directors Chris and Sommer Wadsworth have sold local businesses wall space and commissioned young artists to paint them." data-attribution="Credit Thomas Walsh" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201406/Triumph_Kitchen_-_Chris_%26_Summer.JPG" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/06/Eats_060714.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to this week&#039;s show.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Baton Rouge, teenagers looking to turn their lives around are <a href="http://www.triumphkitchen.org/about.html" target="_blank">getting involved with Triumph Kitchen</a>. &#160;Directors Chris and Sommer Wadsworth join us to share Triumph’s story and then we’ll turn to New Orleans to hear how <a href="http://libertyskitchen.org/youth-development-training/" target="_blank">Liberty’s Kitchen, a local non-profit, is doing similar work.</a></span><p>Then we’ll be joined by <em>Louisiana Eats!</em> <a href="http://www.drgourmet.com/recipes/#.U5J49vldVio" target="_blank">regulars Dr. Gourmet </a>and Ryan Hughes to hear what they’ve got in store for the summer. Ryan’s traveling to Russia to feed a festival of people and Dr. Gourmet’s ready to share his tips about combating heart disease. Plus, Cory Bahr gives us the scoop about <a href="http://www.opentable.com/restaurant-cotton-reservations-monroe?rid=85258&restref=85258" target="_blank">his fine-dining restaurant in Monroe</a>.<p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">And don’t forget to&#160;</span><a href="mailto:love@palacecafe.com?subject=Love%20at%20Tales" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">send in your personal stories</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&#160;about finding love at Tales of the Cocktail.</span><p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:03:31 +0000 Poppy Tooker 27849 at http://wrkf.org Turning It Around With Food: Triumph Kitchen In Baton Rouge A Taste Of Home: Finding Cultural Identity At The Table http://wrkf.org/post/taste-home-finding-cultural-identity-table <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="A nine year old Polish boy shucks oysters in 1911. Sat, 31 May 2014 16:05:42 +0000 Poppy Tooker 27850 at http://wrkf.org A Taste Of Home: Finding Cultural Identity At The Table Need A Drink? Raise Your Glass To American Craft Beer Week http://wrkf.org/post/need-drink-raise-your-glass-american-craft-beer-week <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Tin Roof Brewing Company&#039;s William McGeeHee has plans of building a tap room at his brewery in Baton Rouge, where he&#039;ll be able to serve specialty-crafted, small-batch beers to guests. " data-attribution="Credit Thomas Walsh" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201405/William_McGeHee_%40_Tin_Roof.JPG" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/05/Eats_051014.mp3" class="asset-audio">Need A Drink? Raise Your Glass To American Craft Beer Week</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's edition of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisiana Eats!</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we raise a glass to American Craft Beer Week with brewers, bar owners, and innovators in the </span>microbrewing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> industry.</span><p>We were lucky enough to snag craft beer pioneer <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Craft-Beer-Revolution-Microbrewers/dp/1137278765" target="_blank">Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery</a> for a conversation about the history of craft beer and where it’s going next.<p>We’ll also visit a local breweries when we speak with William McGee of <a href="http://www.tinroofbeer.com/our-story/" target="_blank">Tin Roof Brewing Company</a> in Baton Rouge and Kirk Coco at <a href="http://www.tinroofbeer.com/our-story/" target="_blank">NOLA Brewing Company</a>. And we top it off with a chat at <a href="http://theavenuepub.com/beer-spirits/" target="_blank">The Avenue Pub</a> with Polly Watts about her predictions for craft brewing in Louisiana. Sat, 10 May 2014 17:21:52 +0000 Poppy Tooker 26457 at http://wrkf.org Need A Drink? Raise Your Glass To American Craft Beer Week