Louisiana Eats

Louisiana Eats: Last Call

Sep 19, 2020

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on businesses of all stripes, none more than the hospitality industry. In that struggling sector, there is one category seemingly without hope – the New Orleans neighborhood bar. These watering holes, where for generations people have gathered to celebrate and mourn, are on the brink of extinction. Since the initial shutdown in March, most Orleans Parish bars were only allowed to operate for a brief and very confusing time between June 13th and midnight on July 12th.

If you've ever had a New Orleans Po-Boy then you know it's all about the bread...  Real New Orleans French bread is something you can't just get anywhere, or at least that's what we thought.  We decided it was time to get down to the dough of it and see what is happening with bread in New Orleans

Louisiana Eats: Katrina - A Long Look Back

Aug 29, 2020

On August 29th, 2005 Hurricane Katrina and the resulting levee failures changed everything for many Louisiana residents. This week, we hear stories about the hurricane's aftermath from individuals within the city's food industry.

Louisiana Eats: An Artistic Feast

Aug 23, 2020
Jonathan Evans

Food is an inspirational muse for artists of all disciplines. On this week's show, we explore the
many intersections of food and art from the visual to the written word. We begin with muralist Zac Maras who recently turned the exterior of Toups Meatery on North Carrollton in New Orleans into a riotous celebration of Louisiana foods. The story behind the mural is the subject of a new
documentary by filmmakers Jonathan Evans and Marian Gay.  Video of the mural being made can be seen on the Louisiana Eats youtube channel here:  Mural

There’s no getting around it – August is HOT down here in Louisiana, so we thought a virtual vacation in Scandinavia just might provide a little chill. We begin with chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. His Scandinavian connection is that although Ethiopian born – he was raised by adoptive parents in Sweden, giving him an unusual world view. The James Beard Award-winner and Top Chef master is also author of the bestselling memoir, Yes, Chef.

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