Drew Ramsey

Host Poppy tooker with Bryan Batt and Katy Danos
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On this week's show, we look back on bygone New Orleans businesses that "ain't dere no more," but continue to hold a place in the city’s collective heart. We begin with Bryan Batt and Katy Danos, authors of Pontchartrain Beach: A Family Affair. Founded by Bryan’s grandfather Harry Batt in 1928, the amusement park was a summer destination for 55 years.

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On this week's show we're hosting a southern comedian, a southern business, and a southern chef.

Listeners may have seen Jeff Foxworthy hosting The American Baking Competition, but his connection to food runs deeper than some might expect. Jeff joins Poppy to discuss his relationship with food using his signature redneck humor.

It's been a long road of recovery for Drew Ramsey and the Hubig's Pie factory, but a year's worth of planning has found the business a new home. Drew's back to tell us the story.

Finally, Jarred Zeringue of Eat New Orleans discusses the family recipes that inspire his cooking.

On this week's episode of Louisiana Eats!, we'll speak with Drew Ramsey about the history of Hubig's Pies and hear about the plans he's making since the five-alarm fire at his family's bakery. Plus, Paul and Angela Knipple discuss how recent immigrants from around the world are changing Southern palettes and culture.

Actor Bryan Batt and Poppy reminisce about Mardi Gras traditions, while Drew Ramsey of Hubig's Pies explains how his family business is involved in the Carnival celebration.

Drew Ramsey of Hubig's Pies.

Creole Cream Cheese

Yields approximately 8 pints

1 gallon skim milk
1 cup buttermilk
Pinch of salt
6 - 8 drops liquid vegetable rennet (can be purchase in health food stores)

In a large stainless or glass bowl mix together all ingredients. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and leave out on kitchen counter at room temperature for 18 - 24 hours.