Fun, Funky & Almost Famous

Fun, Funky & Almost Famous

It's a common fact of life that there is more to people and things than meets the eye.

For example, many people know New Orleans artist Thomas Mann for his jewelry and metal sculptures, but may have been unfamiliar with his interest with food. An accomplished cook and self-styled ovo-lacto-piscean vegetarian, Thomas will get to show off his chops on Food Network's new competitive cooking show "All-Star Academy," which premieres Sunday, March 1 at 8 p.m. He gives us the scoop on his network debut and what audiences can expect to tune in to.

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Holiday 2014: When Hanukkah & Christmas Collide

Holiday 2014: When Hanukkah & Christmas Collide

 Scholar Michael Twitty says that during the holidays, "everybody's stuff is all mixed up." He speaks from experience: Michael's connected to Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa celebrations that keep him busy this time of year. He's one of the many guests who'll sit at our table to discuss how their holiday traditions are kept alive and why food is often at the center of those traditions. 

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A Vegetable Lover's Paradise

A Vegetable Lover's Paradise

Deborah Madison has been involved in the food industry since the 1970's. She joins us on Louisiana Eats! to talk about her new book, Vegetable Literacy, and growing up in a family of botanists. We'll also hear from a pair of Memphis natives to discuss how to make vegetables the centerpiece of any meal by sprucing them up with traditional Southern ingredients. 

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Familiar Voices At The Louisiana Eats! Table

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We've invited some of our favorite guests back for this week's edition of Louisiana Eats! They might have all been on the program before, but they've each got something new to bring to the table.

Environmental reporter Paul Greenberg explains why "the Dead Zone," in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to be larger than ever this summer. On a more light-hearted note, we'll be joined by Chef Tenney Flynn to discuss the strange requests he fulfills at his restaurant for some of his favorite customers.

Plus, Dr. Gourmet returns to the program for a discussion about cholesterol, Jyl Benson tells us about one of her favorite meat markets, and Ryan Hughes slices open some fragrant Australian citrus.