Ten Restaurants, Four Seasons

Ten Restaurants, Four Seasons

On this week’s show, we take an in-depth look the evolution of restaurant dining in the America and speak with the co-owner of one the nation's top restaurants.We begin by exploring two centuries of historical and cultural changes with acclaimed Yale historian Paul Freedman. His book Ten Restaurants That Changed America weaves together culinary and social history, from the innovators of roadside dining to the vanguards of haute cuisine.

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Revelations From Unexpected Artifacts

On this week's Louisiana Eats! we'll hear from Professor Jim Heimann as he talks about the evolution of restaurant menus in the the 20th century and how they chart the cultural values of America. Then, documentary filmmaker Peggy Scott Laborde gets nostalgic about New Orleans' favorite food and drinks.

Plus, Dr. Gourmet returns with advice about salt, and Ian McNulty recommends a great spot just outside of Henderson, La.


im Heimann's new book about restaurant menus contains over 500 detailed images.   Credit New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, 1932 (Private Collection)

im Heimann's new book about restaurant menus contains over 500 detailed images.

Credit New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad, 1932 (Private Collection)