Louisiana Eats!

Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Poppy Tooker

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!

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Louisiana Eats!
11:45 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Traditional Dishes Served At The New Year's Table

One of the most popular New Year's dishes in the American South is Hoppin' John. We'll hear about this dish and more new year's traditions on this week's show.

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 3:22 pm

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Louisiana Eats!
6:12 pm
Sat December 28, 2013

2013: Louisiana Eats! Year In Review

Originally published on Sat December 28, 2013 11:01 am

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Louisiana Eats!
6:20 am
Sat December 14, 2013

Stylish And Debauched: A Guide To The Bars Of The French Quarter

While writing their new pocket guide about bars in the Vieux Carré, the authors of The French Quarter Drinking Companion developed an appreciation for Bourbon Street, despite its often-negative stigma.

Originally published on Sat December 14, 2013 3:11 am

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Louisiana Eats!
9:53 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Investigating Health Care In Louisiana's Restaurants

Originally published on Sat December 7, 2013 2:02 pm

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Louisiana Eats!
9:44 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Thanksgivukkah: A Once In A Lifetime Celebration

Soldiers feast on a traditional Thanksgiving supper during World War I. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah converge this year in an unlikely occurrence that won't happen for another 77,000 years.

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 5:46 pm

In honor of the incredibly rare occurrence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlapping, Louisiana Eats! is building the perfect Thanksgivukkah holiday meal with caterers, cooks and bakers.

First we'll speak with Bertha Pichon, a Creole woman who's been the Kosher caterer in New Orleans for over forty years. The Kosher conversation continues with a chat about traditional Hanukkah cooking preparations with Mildred Covert

Then we'll hear about some of Louisiana's favorite Thanksgiving dishes from Madeline Wright and the NOLA Pie Guy.

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Louisiana Eats!
9:35 am
Sat November 16, 2013

Cookbook Construction With Experts And Authors

Originally published on Sat November 16, 2013 11:51 am

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Louisiana Eats!
12:41 pm
Sat October 26, 2013

Treats And Traditions For Your Halloween Celebration

Children gather to celebrate Halloween in 1943.

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 5:31 pm

Delve into the supernatural on this week's Louisiana Eats! We're speaking with Manbo Sallie Ann Glassman about the role food plays in ceremonial vodou. Listen closely and the spirit will move you.

Spirits also leave behind their recipes, according to Mary Ann Winkowski. She's been able to speak with ghosts since her childhood and know several reasons why they stick around. And death has visited the Hermann-Grima House in the French Quarter; we'll take a took to learn about the customs of a 19th century funeral and the importance of food on All Saints Day. 

If all of this is too spooky for you, stick around for a light-hearted chat with Clare Crespo for ways to spruce up your Halloween holiday. 

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Louisiana Eats!
10:49 am
Sun October 13, 2013

Investigating Deep Culture: Soul Food And The Amazon

Originally published on Sat October 12, 2013 1:06 pm

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we speak with Adrian Miller about his new book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, a self described love-letter to African-American cooks. Adrain traces the history of this particular cuisine and theorizes why it might be in jeopardy.

And for years the Amazonian rainforest has been in jeopardy. We hear from Louisiana native and ethno-botanist Dr. Mark Plotkin about the way it shapes our Louisiana table. Plus, Ryan Hughes also joins the program to discuss an exotic fruit he's just started working with: Dragon Fruit.

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Louisiana Eats!
10:43 am
Sat October 5, 2013

Tailgating Expeditions Around The South

Originally published on Sun October 6, 2013 10:23 pm

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Louisiana Eats!
1:00 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

The Importance of Being Slow

On this week's Louisiana Eats! Poppy sits down for an extended chat with Richard McCarthy, a homegrown hero who provided leadership to the Crescent City Farmer's Market for more than fifteen years. Richard speaks about the work he's done in New Orleans and discusses his recent appointment as Slow Food USA's executive director. Poppy also hears how David Buchanan locates, preserves, and harvests local flavors in the remote villages of Maine. 

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