It's springtime in the Bayou State! On this week's show, we're following the Easter Bunny to Ponchatoula, Louisiana for a tour of the Elmer Candy factory. With a heritage that reaches back to 1855, Elmer Candy is not only the oldest candy maker in Louisiana, but one of the oldest in the nation.
Another Carnival season is behind us, but the Jewish festival of Purim is right around the corner. First, we learn all about Purim with the help of Benay Bernstein. She provides an introduction to this joyful day – one unlike any other on the Jewish calendar.Read More
It's Carnival time in Louisiana! This week, we join revelers near and far for the biggest free party on earth.
We begin with Devin De Wulf, founder of the Krewe of Red Beans. Devin gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how the krewe puts together their intricate bean suits to roll on Lundi Gras Day.Read More
On this week's show, we voyage around the world in search of extraordinary and diasporic flavors.
First, author and food activist Bryant Terry discusses the inspiration behind his book, Afro-Vegan. Bryant draws from the diverse flavors of the African Diaspora, interpreting them in new and healthy ways.Read More
Editor's note: this episode contains accounts of sexual assault.
On this week's show, we take a look at sexual harassment and abuse in the restaurant industry.
We speak with service industry leader Tyler Chauvin, who has confronted sexual harassment directly over the course of her career. Now the general manager at Trèo in New Orleans, Tyler has become an unapologetic voice for change, advocating the need to challenge industry norms.Read More
Chef Carl Schaubhut is a culinary dynamo. The New Orleans native behind Bacobar on the Northshore and DTB in Uptown is known for his innovative menus that marry regional and international flavors. "To say that food was part of life is a literal explanation, Carl told Louisiana Eats host Poppy Tooker. "I mean, it is life. It's every day."Read More
As 2017 comes to an end, we take a look back at some of our favorite Louisiana Eats moments from the past year.
First, we speak with Lior Lev Sercarz, a chef, spice blender, and owner of La Boîte in New York City. Lior discusses his career's trajectory from sergeant of the Israeli army to spice master, and explains why he believes both home cooks and professional chefs will benefit from delving into spices.Read More
This week, we’re sharing portraits of two chef-artists, tracing their paths from cradle to culinary greatness.
First, we hear from James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence, whose upbringing in New Orleans has informed his illustrious restaurant career based in Oxford, Mississippi. John describes the through-lines of his craft, which includes a strong sense of place and a healthy dose of humility.
On this week's show, we're celebrating peas on earth.
We meet farmers, distillers, and plant breeders who are pioneers in their fields. We begin with Ben Branson, founder of Seedlip—a distillery producing non-alcoholic spirits using peas grown on his 300-year-old family farm in Northern England.
On this week's show, we meet some mad scientists of the culinary world and uncover some of the greatest technical secrets of the kitchen and bar. We begin with culinary inventor Dave Arnold at New York’s former Booker and Dax, whose collaborations with Chef Wylie Dufresne have resulted in magical molecular gastronomy. He tells us about some of his wildest experiments in the kitchen.Read More
Darkness falls across the land, and Halloween is close at hand. This week, we're getting into the spooky spirit by touring some of Louisiana’s most paranormal locales.
We’ll begin at the center of New Orleans’ supernatural history, the French Quarter. Lisa Blount of Antoine’s Restaurant gives us a tour of their ghostliest sites.Read More