Louisiana Eats! http://wrkf.org en Personal Eating Choices: A Small Dietary Debate http://wrkf.org/post/personal-eating-choices-small-dietary-debate <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="With heart disease on the rise in the 1950&#039;s and 60&#039;s, Dr. Ancel Keys advocated a new set of dietary habits for Americans. They didn&#039;t work: diabetes and heart disease have continued to rise." data-attribution="Credit Time Magazine/Inflanation" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/card_280/public/201408/AncelKeys_Inflanation.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/08/Eats_082314_0.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to this week&#039;s show.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With so much dissenting information over dietary choices, it's tough to know which regime is right for you. We're not choosing sides, but in the next hour on <em>Louisiana Eats!</em> we'll speak with experts who know where they firmly stand.</span><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CHGiid6N9Q" target="_blank">Nina Teicholz</a>&#160;spent nine years researching&#160;<em>The Big Fat Surprise</em>, which advocates a diet of meat, cheese, dairy and eggs. Not your style? Stick around for Wynnie Stine's reflections on <a href="http://www.moosewoodcooks.com/lime-pecan-bars/" target="_blank">The Moosewood Collective</a>, an innovative restaurant built on 60's idealism.&#160;<p>We'll also visit Veggie Fest in New Orleans, screen&#160;<a href="http://www.dreamworksstudios.com/films/the-hundred-foot-journey" target="_blank"><em>The 100 Foot Journey</em></a>, and confront stress eating with <a href="http://wgno.com/2014/08/20/get-the-skinny-with-eat-fit-nola-dine-out/#axzz3B5QjtMrt" target="_blank">nutritionist Molly Kimball</a>.&#160;<p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:52:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 31092 at http://wrkf.org Personal Eating Choices: A Small Dietary Debate Porters, Guezes And IPAs: Three Distinctive Beers At The Avenue Pub http://wrkf.org/post/porters-guezes-and-ipas-three-distinctive-beers-avenue-pub <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Although Polly Watts has only focused on the American craft beer scene for a handful of years, you can find some the rarest beers in the world at her bar, the Avenue Pub. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:28:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 30617 at http://wrkf.org Porters, Guezes And IPAs: Three Distinctive Beers At The Avenue Pub Stay Indoors Or Get Out Of Town: Ways To Beat The Heat http://wrkf.org/post/stay-indoors-or-get-out-town-ways-beat-heat <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/08/Eats_080914_1.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to this week&#039;s show.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When it's unbearably hot in Louisiana, there's not much you can do to beat the heat. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 17:51:04 +0000 Poppy Tooker 30580 at http://wrkf.org Stay Indoors Or Get Out Of Town: Ways To Beat The Heat Tradition Begs For Evolution: Changing Federal Policy & Reviving Local Customs http://wrkf.org/post/tradition-begs-evolution-changing-federal-policy-reviving-local-customs <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Michel Nischan speaks with a group of New Orleans food enthusiasts at Tableau earlier this summer. His involvement in food policy has shifted how federal dollars are used to combat poverty. " data-attribution="Credit Farm to Table Symposium" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201408/Michel_Nischan.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2014/08/Eats_080214_0.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to this week&#039;s show.</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michel </span>Nischan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Toby Rodriguez and Brian </span>Kyzar<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;are all men with grand ambitions. Even though they work in different parts of the country, they each plan to bring about changes within their niche of the food industry.&#160;</span><p><a href="http://f2t-int.com/speakers/" target="_blank">Michel's been in the game for over 35 years</a>. Among the many jobs he's had, Michel's done farm work, cooked in a kitchen, and opened a restaurant with Paul Newman. <a href="http://www.wholesomewave.org/our-initiatives/" target="_blank">Now he's focused on changing food policy</a> on the federal level. We hope you'll be as inspired by Michel as we have.<p>Then we'll speak with Toby Rodriguez and Brian Kyzar as they prepare for a pop-up dinner on Frenchmen Street. They're joining us to talk about <a href="http://www.lachepasboucherie.com/media/" target="_blank">reviving the Cajun traditions</a> that were on the verge of extinction as little as five years ago. &#160;<p>Plus, Dr. Gourmet returns and Poppy shares a recipe for fried shrimp heads: don't let them go to waste!<p> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 14:05:44 +0000 Poppy Tooker 30579 at http://wrkf.org Tradition Begs For Evolution: Changing Federal Policy & Reviving Local Customs Farm To Table International Symposium Hosts Food Policy Advocate Michel Nischan http://wrkf.org/post/farm-table-international-symposium-hosts-food-policy-advocate-michel-nischan <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="As the keynote speaker at this year&#039;s Farm to Table Symposium, Michel Nischan will address the conference at 9 o&#039;clock on Saturday morning." data-attribution="Credit Farm to Table Symposium" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/card_280/public/201408/Chef_Michel_Nischan.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michel </span>Nischan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grew up spending time on his grandfather’s farm, so the thought of eating fresh food was second nature to hi Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:55:54 +0000 Poppy Tooker 30578 at http://wrkf.org Farm To Table International Symposium Hosts Food Policy Advocate Michel Nischan 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/2014/08/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 editor 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 editor 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/2014/08/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/2014/08/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 editor 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&#039;s Food Studies program visit Louisiana to learn about the state&#039;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/2014/08/A_NYU_Food_Students_naked_0.mp3" class="asset-audio">Click here to listen to an audio montage.</a><p>Students at NYU's Food Studies program are studying to be professionals in 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?