Louisiana Eats! produced and hosted by Poppy Tooker is heard weekly on NPR affiliates throughout the Gulf South and is available internationally via podcast and web streaming.
Each episode takes listeners to the fields and farms, restaurant and home kitchens where the food action is really happening. Along the way, listeners personally get to know the people and stories who are part of the renowned food culture of this delicious place.
During the hour-long program Poppy also travels far afield, taking listeners to experience the grape harvest in at Cakebread Cellers in Sonoma, California, exploring the French food scene from Parisian markets to the Loire River Valley. In 2016, listeners will vicariously travel to Cuba with Poppy and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for a spicy food and music festival in Havana. You’re never left behind if you’re listening to Louisiana Eats!
Poppy’s guests include notorious bad boy foodies Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern and David Chang along with Louisiana’s James Beard Award winning chefs like John Besh, Donald Link, Frank Brigtsen and Tory McPhail. Bravo’s Top Chefs like Issac Toups, and Top Chef Masters like Floyd Cardoz, Mary Sue Milliken, Suvir Suran, and John Currance share behind the scenes tales of their television competition experience. Food writers and cookbook authors vie for an interview with Poppy on Louisiana Eats! keeping listeners up to date with the latest publications.
All of this and recipes, cooking tips and just plain fun! No matter where you call home, don’t miss a minute of Louisiana Eats by listening online or downloading shows for podcasting at your leisure!
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