Louisiana Eats!

Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Mondays at 8 p.m.

Louisiana Eats! is a radio show for people who cook and people who love to eat well—all with a Louisiana point of view and Poppy’s distinctive Louisiana voice. In each program listeners join Poppy as she meets people who produce, cook, and eat the foods we enjoy and treasure — exploring kitchens and stores, farms and waterways where favorite foods are produced and prepared. And because Louisianans love all kinds of food, Poppy won’t limit herself to shrimp creole and hot sauce!

Coffee Science on Broad Street in New Orleans.
Original photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans / Wikimedia Commons

Coffee, tea, kombucha? What's brewing in your neck of the woods? On this week's Louisiana Eats, we're examining the brewing process from all sides.

This week, we mark the passing of New Orleans icon, and our dear friend, Leah Chase, who died Saturday, June 1 at the age of 96. We spend the hour honoring Leah's talent and achievements and the legacy she leaves behind.

Chefs Paul Chell and Michael Gullotta with Louisiana Eats Host Poppy Tooker
Reggie Morris / Louisiana Eats

On this week’s Louisiana Eats we’re taking a vacation with some of our favorite people from the food and drinks world.

Louisiana Eats: The Ladies Who Cook

May 25, 2019

Although the kitchen has always been the woman’s domain at home, it’s been a long struggle for the ladies  who cook to rise to the top of their ranks professionally. On this week’s episode, we’re talking with the ladies who have overcome multiple obstacles to reach the top.

Evan Gregoire
Evan Gregoire

Louisiana Eats ventures from land to sea to learn where our food comes from and meet the people responsible for bringing the bounty to our table.

"Free Women of Color with their Children and Servants in a Landscape" by Agostino Brunias
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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. 

Orlando Vega At Congreso Cubano booth w/ yucca fries & chimichurri.
Poppy Tooker / Louisiana Eats

2019 marks a huge milestone for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival… 50 years! Yet, there is another benchmark being met this year. The Food Heritage Stage, which was conceived 20 years after the first Jazzfest, is turning 30. This week on Louisiana Eats, we’ll explore the Food Heritage Stage through the lens of chefs that have presented over the years, along with the people that helped pull it all together.

Becky Wasden, Barrie Schwartz and Host Poppy Tooker
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Louisiana Eats! is all about the biz, the Food business that is.  On this week’s show we talk with hospitality entrepreneurs about how they got their businesses off the ground. 

Karlos Knott of Bayou Teche Brewery with host Poppy Tooker
Reggie Morris / Louisiana Eats

Something’s brewing on Louisiana Eats! On this week’s show we’re taking a look at our local craft beer industry.

We begin with Bayou Teche brewery owner Karlos Knott.  Considering they are celebrating their 10th year in operation, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit with Karlos to see what’s been brewing in Arnaudville and get a glimpse of what the future holds.

Poppy Visits the Remedy Room
Joe Shriner

Spring festival season is upon us, so on this week’s Louisiana Eats we’re going to get you ready to be the host—or hostess—with the mostess!

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