Poppy Tooker


On this week’s show, we take a look at immigration and its impact on the American food landscape.

We begin with Rick Bayless, whose award-winning Frontera restaurants are bolstered by workers who come from immigrant backgrounds. Rick explains how many of his staff members were brought to the country as children and are now facing an uncertain future.

"Peas on a Plate" by Sandy Skoglund currently on display in the Louisiana Art & Science Museum's "Feast for the Eyes" exhibit.
Sandy Skoglund, Peas on a Plate, 1978. © 1978 Sandy Skoglund / Courtesy RYAN LEE Gallery, New York

This week’s show is, in a word, sensational. Join us as we delve into the many ways that our other four senses experience food.

We begin in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum. Their food photography exhibit, Feast for the Eyes, runs the gamut from still lifes to the avant-garde. And it’s on view at LASM through September 16.

  

  On this week's show, we take a deep dive into the cuisine of our friends in the animal kingdom.

We begin at the Audubon Zoo, where zookeepers forge a nurturing connection with each animal they care for -- especially at meal time. Curators Liz Wilson and Dominique Fleitas invite us along as they make their daily rounds at the Zoo.

The World Cup
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  Every four years, World Cup fans join together in the spirit of international competition. On this week's show, we raise a glass to intercontinental camaraderie by tasting five exotic spirits produced across the globe. 

Susan Larson sits down with Judy Walker to discuss food scholarship and memoirs.

Poppy with George and Linda Meyers
Reggie Morris / Louisiana Eats

On this week's show, we're celebrating the 4th of July holiday by savoring the remarkable diversity that shapes America's food culture. 

Susan Larson sits down with Judy Walker to discuss cookbooks, part two of four.

Michel Nischan
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On this week's show, we discuss sustainable food policy with culinary revolutionaries from around the world.

While growing up, Michel Nischan spent a lot of time on his grandfather’s farm. So the thought of eating fresh food was second nature to him. Now he's focused on changing food policy on a federal level.

Happy Birthday, Louisiana Eats!
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On this week's show, we’re celebrating the 8th anniversary of our show's debut! 

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This year marks the 300th anniversary of the city of New Orleans. On this week's show, we toast the Crescent City with local culture bearers and historians.

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