Louisiana Eats

Hosted by: Poppy 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!


Culinary Historians

The origins of food and spirits are usually not well known and can sometimes be hard to track down. After all, how do you figure out where something...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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 &...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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