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!

10 Years of Louisiana Eats

On this week’s show, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of our show’s debut!

We’ve dug through our archives for some of our favorite moments over the past decade, with an emphasis on Louisiana culture and cuisine. The first episode of Louisiana Eats broadcast on June 9, 2010. That year also marked the 125th anniversary of New Orleans’ streetcar line. We look back at our very first field piece, when we took a streetcar ride with the late, great historian Michael Mizell-Nelson.

Then, we revisit our conversation with Priestess Miriam Chamani, who presides over North Rampart Street’s Voodoo Spiritual Temple.

Next, we take a mule-drawn ride with the Roman Candy man. On many an afternoon in New Orleans, you’ll find Ronnie Kotteman on his 105-year-old cart on the streets of Uptown New Orleans.

Wild man Joey Fonseca then takes us on a virtual alligator hunt before we visit Mahaffey Farms in Princeton, Louisiana, where Evan McCommon was just beginning to convert his family’s timber ranch into a biodiverse farm.

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