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 looking at the role economics plays in running a flourishing food and beverage operation.
We begin with hospitality tech entrepreneur Damian Mogavero, who explains the importance of raw data in managing a restaurant. Damian has been able to use his dual passions for dining and data to create a system for “new garde restaurateurs,” a story now chronicled in his book, The Underground Culinary Tour.Read More
On this week's show, we're up at the crack at dawn to examine what many consider to be the most important meal of the day: breakfast.
First, we speak with John Currence, the James Beard Award-winning chef who has earned the title of "Big Bad Chef" at his revered restaurant, Big Bad Breakfast. John tells us tall tales from his breakfast joint in Oxford, Mississippi.Read More
What turns an ordinary woman into a legend? On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we attempt to answer that question by taking an in-depth look at four inspiring women who have conquered life's challenges and become legends in their own time.Read More
On this week’s Louisiana Eats!, we visit the Greek Isles without ever leaving the bayou. Holy Trinity Cathedral on Bayou St. John in New Orleans is home to the oldest Greek Orthodox community in North America. For over 150 years, this tight-knit community has combined food and faith in the traditional way of their ancient ancestors. For 42 years, Trinity members have welcomed thousands of visitors to their annual Greek Festival. Months before the celebration begins, volunteers meet weekly, preparing huge amounts of sweet and savory dishes served during the festival. We visited the kitchens during one of their prep days and learned all about the people, their recipes and their delicious way of life.Read More