Louisiana Eats

Cooking Up Science, With An Educational Side

Is a career in food the right choice for you? On this week’s show, we’re exploring culinary careers from all angles. We begin by looking at two educational food programs in New Orleans.

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SoFab, So Good!

Since 2015, Louisiana Eats has called the Southern Food and Beverage Museum home. Now in its eleventh year, SoFAB showcases culinary highlights of 15 Southern states and Washington D.C. It’s more than just a museum, though. It’s also an active part of New Orleans’ food and beverage world, with a state-of-the-art kitchen where cooking classes…

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Eat, Drink & Be Scary

There’s a little something spooky in the air because it’s that time of year again! On this year’s special Halloween edition of Louisiana Eats, we’re getting up close and personal with some ghostly friends and the places they haunt. We begin with a visit with our resident medium, Debbie Duvall who recently put host Poppy Tooker in touch with Tujague’s famous cross-dressing ghost, ⁠Julian Eltinge—but not after giving her the fright of her life!

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Eat It To Eradicate It

On this week’s show, we explore the intersections between hunting, gathering, fishing, and our changing environment. We begin at the Best of Bycatch dinner at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, where a highly invasive fish is on the menu: the Asian Carp.

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Viva Cuba!

Cuba and New Orleans are tied together in many ways, from our Creole flavors to our laid back attitude – but maybe most of all, in our music. Back in December of 2015, Louisiana Eats host Poppy Tooker had the opportunity to join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on their landmark visit to Cuba for…

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What’s The Buzz? – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

The humble little honey bee is one of the most important players in our ecosystem. On this week’s show, we circle the globe in pursuit of a honey of a tale. We begin right here in our own backyard at the Audubon Zoo. While more exotic creatures may be what draw the crowds, both native…

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Tammany Taste Quick Bite: David Blossman – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

David Blossman is a man ahead of his time. Long before it was legal for him to drink, David was experimenting with home brewing, making small batches of beer as a hobby. At 17 years old, he invested his teenage savings into what would become the Abita Brewing Company. Over 30 years later, he’s now…

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To Ignatious With Love: A Culinary Tribute To: A Confederacy Of Dunces – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

John Kennedy Toole’s novel A Confederacy of Dunces is internationally revered for having captured the essence and eccentricity of New Orleans – and for introducing readers to its larger-than-life protagonist, Ignatius J. Reilly. On this week’s show, we take a culinary look between the pages of the book that, 37 years ago, was posthumously awarded…

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Flavors Of The African Diaspora – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

On this week’s show, we speak with three James Beard Award-winners to explore the history and culture of African American cooking and learn how African flavors are inspiring new dishes today. We begin with soul food scholar Adrian Miller, who describes his book, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, as love-letter to…

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Keto, Carbs & Cocktails – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

Whether your dietary concerns are based on weight loss, muscle gain, or heart health, there’s so much information and professional advice out there that it’s hard to know who to believe or what to eat. On this week’s show, we hear from the experts on everything from the current diet du jour, keto, to omega-3…

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