Louisiana Eats

Listening To The Flip Side Of History.

To tell a truly engaging story, you have to dig deep beneath the surface. When it comes to radio storytelling, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, also known as the Kitchen Sisters, are masters. Through projects like Lost and Found Sound and Hidden World of Girls, the independent producers tell stories for NPR and online “from the flip side of history.”…

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What’s The Buzz?

The humble little honey bee is one of the most important players in our ecosystem. In one of our favorite episodes from last year, 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…

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Saber-Brandishing Bunnies and Tiny Turtles

Since Ralph Brennan and Terry White reopened the venerable Brennan’s Restaurant in 2014, they’ve initiated some new traditions, like champagne sabering in the patio and an annual turtle parade. On this week’s show, we speak with general manager Christian Pendleton, who, since the coronavirus shutdown, has been demonstrating the art of sabrage in a series…

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Quarantine Kitchen Confidential

With the state under lockdown due to Covid-19, Louisiana residents spending more time in their home kitchens than ever before. On this week’s show, food columnist and Cooking Up a Storm co-author Judy Walker joins us with ideas and advice on how to make delicious meals during this pandemic, even if you’re using a limited…

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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…

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