It’s New Orleans: Out to Lunch

Hosted ByPeter Ricchiuti

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. In his 9th year in the host seat, Ricchiuti's learned but uniquely NOLA informal perspective has established Out to Lunch as the voice of Crescent City business. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Gut Feeling – Out to Lunch – It’s New Orleans

You’ve probably heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. At the foundation of the pyramid is our need for shelter and food.

Even if you’re a real New Orleanian and you think about food a lot, there’s a pretty good chance you don’t spend too much time pondering the 40 trillion bacteria living in your gut. Dr. Dale Pfost does.

Dale Pfost

Dale’s company, Microbiome Therapeutics, has launched a product called BiomeBliss. It’s a step up from probiotics. BiomeBliss is prebiotics.

Jonathan Tate

On the basic need for shelter, Jonathan Tate and his company, OJT, are an architecture and design company who are taking a novel approach to where you live. They’re buying up irregular size lots that nobody wants in desirable New Orleans neighborhoods, and building irregular shaped homes with irregular low price tags.

Peter Ricchiuti goes Out to Lunch at Commander’s Palace with Dale, Jonathan, and a whole new look at our most fundamental human needs.

Peter & Jonathan try Dale's Biome Bliss

If you’re a regular follower of Out to Lunch and familair with New Orleans, this is another in the series of conversations – of which there seem to be an increasing number – colored with a certain incredulity that such original thinking and world-leading scientific break-throughs are happening here. 

Peter Ricchiuti

Photos over lunch by Jill Lafleur.