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!

Channel Surfing Safari

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On this week’s show, we meet food television stars from the newest to the medium’s most seasoned.

 

We begin by checking in with one of our favorite home grown celebs—Chef Isaac Toups. After several years in front of the camera, he and his wife Amanda have seen food TV as both a boon for their business and an exploitative behemoth. We join them to discuss how they have been taming that beast, and get the scoop on Amanda’s first foray into television.

 

Then, we speak with chef and TV personality Carla Hall. She was featured in two seasons of Top Chef before she became co-host of ABC’s Emmy award-winning series, The Chew. Her guiding philosophy is to always cook with love. We discuss her newest book, Carla Hall’s Soul Food, and learn about a concept she calls, “Biscuit Time.”

 

We also speak with one of the Food Network’s first stars, David Rosengarten, and join Kyan Douglas of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in the kitchen to learn some of his childhood food memories.

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