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!

April Fools

This week, Louisiana Eats revisits more cheerful times, with a lighthearted episode from our archives—our April Fool’s Day show from 2017. It’s irreverent. It’s playful. It’s a month
late—and it’s one of our favorites. One of the stories is a joke, but the rest are so wild, you may not be able to separate the fact from the fiction!

We begin with zoologist and author Bill Schutt, who wrote a book focused on the most taboo of topics: cannibalism. Bill gives us the full story on a truly humanist cuisine.

Next, Chef Isaac Toups tells us a seemingly tall tale about high-speed game hunting in Mississippi.

Then, we meet Janie Boisclair, whose experiences channeling recipes from the beyond have earned her the moniker of clairvoyant gourmet.

We also share a magical encounter with Josh Beckerman, a New York-based blogger, comedian, and self-proclaimed foodie magician. Josh shows off his slight of hand and we find ourselves spellbound.

Finally, we speak with Kevin Allman, who was then the editor of Gambit. Kevin tells us about one of the newest, trendiest restaurants in the Bywater that you’ve probably never heard of.

For more of all things Louisiana Eats, be sure to visit us at PoppyTooker.com.

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