Ian McNulty

Change, uplift, expression. Some ideas now coursing through this moment in history are the same that inspired the transformation of a once-familiar spot in the Marigny. It’s one black entrepreneur's vision at the convergence of art, literature and civic interaction, balanced by a nice cocktail or two.

On this week's show, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of our show's debut!

We've dug through our archives for some of our favorite moments over the past decade, with an emphasis on Louisiana culture and cuisine. The first episode of Louisiana Eats broadcast on June 9, 2010. That year also marked the 125th anniversary of New Orleans’ streetcar line. We look back at our very first field piece, when we took a streetcar ride with the late, great historian Michael Mizell-Nelson.

An Hour with Yotam Ottolenghi

Jun 5, 2020

This week, Francis spends the hour with the charming Yotam Ottolenghi, author of multiple best-selling books including Ottolenghi SimplePlenty, and his forthcoming Flavor. Yotam talks about the reality of feeding family while in quarantine, the excitement around reopening his restaurants in London, and answers your questions about exploring international markets, taking tahini beyond hummus, jazzing up your bowl of oatmeal, and keeping your wild children off the top of the table during dinner.

Ian McNulty

A good restaurant tip is gold in this town. New Orleans people covet them, cultivate them, exchange them. But when it comes to one particularly rich vein of restaurant intel, the response by some tells me they aren’t thinking with their bellies, or that maybe the trouble is in their hearts. These are lists of black-owned restaurants that regularly circulate on social media.

Ben Depp / National Geographic Society

The pandemic has hit the gardens of New Orleans.