Thanksgiving

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.

Adrian Miller is a lawyer and former special assistant to President Clinton. After the president's second term, finding himself with extra time on his hands, he ended up spending the next decade or so researching soul food. "With the only qualifications of eating the food a lot, and cooking it some, I dove in," says Miller.

Getting past some stereotypes about soul food is one goal of his new book. Miller says the common perception is that soul food is slave food, but that's only partially true, he tells Michel Martin, host of NPR's Tell Me More.

Cooking Tips for Your Thanksgiving Feast

Nov 24, 2012

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll celebrate Thanksgiving by speaking with expert chefs, roasters, and bakers. First, Molly Stevens provides us with tricks of the trade for roasting everything from vegetables to seafood. Then, Chef Chris DeBarr and Lee Stafford collaborate to serve a Thanksgiving meal made entirely from local foods available at the time of Louisiana's settlement. Plus, Poppy teaches us how to deep-fry a turkey and Kate McDermott shares tips for baking pies.

Jim talks with author and Biblical expert James Tabor about his book, "Paul and Jesus", about the apostle's influence in the development of Christianity.

Patty Christopher and Gino Gambino, a married couple who have lost over 300 pounds combined, discuss enjoying Thanksgiving without packing on pounds. Their book is, "The Real People's Guide To The HCG Diet."

Author and sociobiologist Rebecca Costa, on her book, "The Watchman's Rattle," about how genetics drives instinctive behaviors in us that influence practically everything.


Author and Biblical expert James Tabor discusses his new book, "Paul and Jesus", about the apostle Paul's influence on the development of Christianity.

Patty Christopher and Gino Gambino, a married couple who've lost over 300 pounds combined, talk about enjoying Thanksgiving without packing on pounds. Their book is "The Real People's Guide To The HCG Diet".

Rebecca Costa on her book, "The Watchman's Rattle", about how genetics drives instinctive behaviors that affect almost everything.