Louisiana Eats: Local Favorites & Authentic Flavors

Louisiana Eats: Local Favorites & Authentic Flavors

The Louisiana restaurant scene has never been hotter. On this week's show, we're touring some special eateries that should be on your radar.

We begin with best buds Aaron Sánchez and John Besh, who reveal the genesis of their collaboration Johnny Sánchez, a restaurant that combines their names and individual culinary sensibilities.

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From North To South, Louisiana Family Food Traditions

From North To South, Louisiana Family Food Traditions

On this week's Louisiana Eats, we examine family food traditions from North Louisiana to the most southern tip of the boot!


First, Chef Nick Lama invites us into the kitchen at Avo, an intimate fine-dining restaurant near Audubon Park in Uptown New Orleans. A third-generation Sicilian and native New Orleanian, Nick most recently worked as Chef de Cuisine at Gautreau's, where he won Gambit's Emerging Chef Challenge. Nick gives us a Northern Italian pasta and truffle lesson and shares some insider pasta tips.

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Sleigh Bells And Spirits: Louisiana Eats! Hosts A Holiday Cocktail Party

Sleigh Bells And Spirits: Louisiana Eats! Hosts A Holiday Cocktail Party

t's the holiday season in Louisiana—a time to eat, drink and be merry!

 

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we're getting ready for the season by planning the ultimate holiday cocktail party. Master mixologist Adam Seger tells us about his craft of pairing cocktails with art and culinary innovations. We also get a chance to taste his newest creation Balsam Amaro — a versatile vermouth unlike any you've ever had.

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Louisiana Eats: Innovation And Tradition On The Red River

Louisiana Eats: Innovation And Tradition On The Red River

On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we're celebrating our one-year anniversary on the airwaves of Red River Radio by highlighting the burgeoning food scene of northern Louisiana. We tour Mahaffey Farms with innovative farmer Evan McCommon and even get to meet his heritage breed pigs and chickens.

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How Three Foodies Stay At The Top Of Their Field

How Three Foodies Stay At The Top Of Their Field

For the past twenty years Dana Cowin has been Food & Wine's editor in chief, but has keep a secret from her readers. Despite being surrounded by food nearly every single day, she never learned how to cook. But with the help of her friends, many of them famous celebrity chefs, Dana has mastered her mistakes in the kitchen and learned some invaluable life skills along the way. 

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Halloween Treats That Are Beyond Delicious

Halloween Treats That Are Beyond Delicious

On this week’s Louisiana Eats! we speak to Manbo Sallie Ann Glassman about the role food plays in ceremonial vodou, chat with Mary Ann Winkowski about her ability to speak with the departed, and learn about rituals, mojo bags, and herbal remedies from Miriam Chamani.

Plus, Scott Gold throws a Halloween party and Chris Jay visits the Grill of the Dead in Shreveport.

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Ready For Second Helpings: Bill Cosby, Jeff Henderson And Sean Wilsey

Ready For Second Helpings: Bill Cosby, Jeff Henderson And Sean Wilsey

When Bill Cosby announced his return to television this past week, we were delighted to share our exclusive interview with this comedy legend. Bill talks about his fondness for gumbo, some backstage shenanigans from a local crew, and reflections from the Civil Rights era.

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Crawfish & Barbecue: Staples At Spring Gatherings

Crawfish & Barbecue: Staples At Spring Gatherings

Getting together with family and friends is something Louisianians do best and in springtime, the weather's just right for barbecues and crawfish boils. This week on Louisiana Eats! we're going around the state to investigate two primary foods that feed the masses this time of year.

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Investigating Health Care In Louisiana's Restaurants

Investigating Health Care In Louisiana's Restaurants

This week's edition of Louisiana Eats! investigates health care in the restaurant industry from an insider's point of view. We'll hear about life in the kitchen and the toll it takes on the workers who prepare our food. Join us for conversations with Molly Kimball, Chris DeBarr, Ben Thibodeaux, and Leah Chase.

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Chef John Besh Shares His Life Lessons

Chef John Besh Shares His Life Lessons

Chef John Besh's Cooking from the Heart documents his journey through the domestic and European kitchens that have influenced his palette and cooking style. This week on Louisiana Eats! we'll cook a dish with John at Restaurant August and then join him in the dining room for a conversation about his career. 

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