Poppy Tooker

Channel Surfing Safari

On this week’s show, we meet food television stars from the newest to the medium’s most seasoned.

We begin by checking in with one of our favorite home grown celebs—Chef Isaac Toups. After several years in front of the camera, he and his wife Amanda have seen food TV as both a boon for their business and an exploitative behemoth. We join them to discuss how they have been taming that beast, and get the scoop on Amanda’s first foray into television.

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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 that’s been around for centuries originated? On this week’s show we’ll speak with several culinary historians about the history of some fabulous foods, and some spirits too.

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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 programs in New Orleans.

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