An Ocean Of Cocktails

An Ocean Of Cocktails

It's July in New Orleans, which means two things: scorching temperatures and the hottest event in the spirits world -- Tales of the Cocktail! On this week's show, we look at the annual summertime conference that brings the international cocktail scene to the Crescent City.

Read More

Louisiana Eats: Getting Into the Spirit at Tales of the Cocktail

Louisiana Eats: Getting Into the Spirit at Tales of the Cocktail

It's that magical time of year in New Orleans when cocktailians and spirits experts from around the world come together in the blazing heat for the world's pre-eminent cocktail festival, Tales of the Cocktail. On this week's show, we're giving you an insider's view into the Crescent City’s most spirited gathering. 

We begin with Kate Gerwin, the first American and first woman to win the Bols Around The World championship in bartending. Kate discusses her career owning and operating award-winning establishments, and the story behind Girls With Bols, her game changing mentorship program for female bartenders.

Read More

Shaken And Stirred: Inside Tales Of The Cocktail

Shaken And Stirred: Inside Tales Of The Cocktail

This week on Louisiana Eats!, we go behind the scenes at the biggest annual cocktail gathering in the world, Tales of the Cocktail.

We begin with Mr. Cocktail himself, Paul Tuennerman, husband of the visionary leader and founder of Tales, Ann Tuennerman. Mr. Cocktail spills the beans on what life is like as the husband of the powerhouse who is Mrs. Cocktail.

Then, legendary Las Vegas barte

Read More

Celebrating The Frozen Daiquiri

daiquiri.jpg

The annual Tales of the Cocktail event is currently underway in New Orleans, celebrating the city's contribution as birthplace of the American cocktail and the culture that has grown out of it. But there is one mixed drink you can get almost anywhere in Louisiana that has spawned a very different kind of culture.


Click here to hear Scott Gold's take on the frozen daiquiri's impact on Big Easy drinking culture and his own life.

  

The original version of this story can be found in Scott Gold's Food Porn Friday column at NolaVie.

Make Mine A Double: The American Cocktail

Make Mine A Double: The American Cocktail

Despite Louisiana’s scorching temperatures in July, thousands of visitors beat a path to New Orleans in search of a cold cocktail at the annual Tales of the Cocktail event. On this week’s show we’ll hear from the founder of the conference, get a dose of history from the King of Cocktails, and hear how a smear campaign kept absinthe out of our liquor cabinets for 100 years. Break out the ice, the bar’s open on this week’s Louisiana Eats!

Read More

A Taste Of Home: Finding Cultural Identity At The Table

A Taste Of Home: Finding Cultural Identity At The Table

Whether they’re short trips across town or long voyages across the oceans, we all take journeys. On this week’s Louisiana Eats! we’ll speak with writers and restaurateurs about their personal quests for cultural identity.

Read More