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Louisiana Eats: Serving Up Great Restaurants With A Slice Of History

When it comes to historic restaurants, there’s no place like home – if you’re lucky enough to call New Orleans home! On this week's show, we time travel through the storied past of iconic French Quarter landmark, the Napoleon House. Chef Chris Montero gives us a tour of the historic property, from the bar to the cupola and all points in between. As it turns out, in addition to being an accomplished chef, Chris is also a passionate preservationist and historian. He shares two centuries worth of Girod and Impastato family lore and talks about the future of the establishment.

Poppy and Chef Chris Montero
Credit Reggie Morris / Louisiana Eats
Louisiana Eats
Poppy and Chef Chris Montero

Then, we'll hear from Chef Slade Rushing about how he learned to balance the old and new at Brennan's when the Royal Street mainstay re-opened its doors.

And sometimes it’s the food itself that tells the story. That’s the case at the Roosevelt Hotel, where Chef Carl Cushenberry’s famous fried chicken is available every Monday. We visit Carl in the kitchen there to learn what elevates his fried chicken to rock star status. But he's not giving away any secrets!

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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.