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Louisiana Eats! Takes A Virtual Tour Of France

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Poppy Tooker
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This week, Louisiana Eats takes a virtual tour of France, beginning with a discussion about connecting the future and the past with Mayor Mitch Landrieu at the newly-renovated St. Roch Market.

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we take a virtual trip to Paris. Our first stop is a rendezvous with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu at the St. Roch Market – a place where charcuterie, crepes and cheeses are served – much like in a Parisian marché.

St. Roch is the last of the original city markets that formally dotted New Orleans' cityscape. Built in 1875, this landmark has recently been renovated and restored to its former glory.

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Poppy Tooker and Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Then, cheese expert and writer Liz Thorpe takes us on a trip across France, sampling the many varieties of cheeses that make certain regions in L'Hexagone so renowned.

Next, we visit The Crepe Cart at the French Market and learn about Tracy Kish and Samantha Saliter's authentic version of the classic French dish.

Roving reporter Nate Winner gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the opulent dessert after party that was part of the John Besh Foundation’s Fêtes des Chefs.

Finally, Bryan Burkey of the Wine Institute of New Orleans offers a champagne toast to our wonderful adventure.

Parlez-vous français avec moi, on this week's Louisiana Eats!

Poppy is the host and executive producer of the weekly show, Louisiana Eats! Food personality, culinary teacher and author, Poppy Tooker is passionate about food and the people who bring it to the table.