Louisiana Eats

Hosted ByPoppy Tooker

On Louisiana Eats! NOLA food icon Poppy Tooker takes us into Louisiana's wide open fields, deep waters, bustling markets, and busy kitchens. Poppy's people are carrying on the traditions of Louisiana's wholly local but universally celebrated food, from farm to table, and sometimes barroom! Poppy roams the State to find the folks whose inspiration and innovation are taking the abundant wealth of Louisiana's food culture into the future. Let's eat!

Summertime Fun: Hot Dogs, Picnics, and Kids – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

As temperatures rise around Louisiana it’s become perfectly clear that summer is here. So this week on Louisiana Eats! we’re talking about traditional summertime foods, picnics, and other ways to keep your kids entertained for the summer.

Skip Murray is The Hot Dog Man behind the popular New Orleans chain Dat Dog — we’ll speak to him about the booming popularity his stores have experienced in the short years they’ve been open. And then we’re joined by Bruce Kraig, author of Man Bites Dog.

Plus, Dr. Gourmet joins us to talk about the safety precautions to take for your next picnic and Clare Crespo is sure to bring out your inner-child with her kid’s show, Yummy Fun Kooking.



Asian Cole Slaw (Serves 6 – 8)

1 small cabbage

4 tablespoons sesame oil

½ cup rice wine vinegar

½ teaspoon chili oil

1 tablespoon sugar

¼ teaspoon salt


Finely shred the cabbage.  Whisk the sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and chili oil and toss with the cabbage.  Sprinkle on the sugar and salt and toss.  Taste to adjust seasonings, adding more salt, sugar and chili oil if needed and chill until serving.