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Louisiana Eats: Fine Tuning

Kevin Belton
Denny Culbert
Photo Credit: Photograph from Kevin Belton’s Cookin’ Louisiana by Kevin Belton.

Back in the early days of television, the Public Broadcasting System blazed the trail in the genre of food TV with the one and only Julia Child, whose series, The French Chef, changed the way Americans cook and eat.

On this week’s show, we sit down with PBS's newest sensation, Chef Kevin Belton, whose fourth series, Kevin Belton's Cooking Louisiana, is being aired in homes across the nation. Kevin shares what he learned while shooting his latest venture, which features food from across our delectable state.

Then, we revisit our conversation with the late Terry Flettrich Rohe, a pioneer of New Orleans radio and television. Those who grew up in the Crescent City in the 1950s may remember Terry as "Mrs. Muffin" on a WDSU-TV daily children's program that she hosted for almost a decade. She was also the producer and host of Midday, one of the network's most popular programs.

We also speak with chef and TV personality Carla Hall. She was featured in two seasons of Top Chef before she became co-host of ABC’s Emmy award-winning series, The Chew. Her guiding philosophy is to always cook with love. We discuss her newest book, Carla Hall’s Soul Food, and learn about a concept she calls, “Biscuit Time.”

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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.