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!

Not Your Typical Cup of Joe – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

There’s nothing like a cup of good, hot coffee. On this week’s show, we look at the art of the coffee bean in our state and beyond. 

We begin with a local favorite—PJ’s Coffee—which Phyllis Jordan founded 40 years ago. Phyllis reflects on the early years, when she became the first commercial iced coffee purveyor in New Orleans.

Then, we visit the coffee capital of the world—Seattle—where baristas grind out cutting-edge coffee drinks for both connoisseurs and regular Joes. 

Next, we meet a local coffee vanguard, Geoffrey Meeker of French Truck Coffee. It took only one cup of coffee from San Francisco to inspire him to begin roasting in small batches. Today, French Truck Coffee is ubiquitous and beloved across the Metro Area.

From there, we take a day trip to Natchez to visit Dub Rogers at Steampunk Coffee Roasters. Dub describes how he’s transformed the city’s coffee and live music scene in this Mississippi destination. 

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