Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

On this week's show, we indulge our sweet tooth with the help of several influential dessert makers.


We begin with Anne Byrn, also known as "The Cake Mix Doctor," whose book American Cake takes readers back to the origins of baking in America. From birthday to wedding cake, Anne has the history behind each delicious layer.

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Sweet Eats: Sugar And Honey

Sweet Eats: Sugar And Honey

What’s sweeter than honey? Sugar! Or is it the other way around? On this week's Louisiana Eats!, we try to answer that question as we examine the sweetest things from Louisiana, California and across the world.

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Let's Hear It For The Boys

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In honor of Father's Day we're chatting with the boys on this week's Louisiana Eats!.

Chocolatier Tariq Hanna joins us to discuss what inspires his work at Sucré and how cakes have brought him to the White House. Then we'll hear how Jay Bentley, a very masculine chef from Montana, imports the flavors of New Orleans to Big Sky country.

We'll also be joined by Ian McNulty, who tells us which town in Louisiana has the most mouthwatering balls — boudin balls, that is. And we round out the show with a discussion about the "chill" attitude of Louisianians from culinary heavyweight David Chang.

Christmas Treats & Trips

Join us as we celebrate Christmas on Louisiana Eats!  Tariq Hanna of Sucre discusses a recent trip to Switzerland that resulted in his own customized chocolate. Then, after we travel to Natchitoches for the Christmas Festival of Lights, historian Rien Fertel tells us forgotten stories about the praline.

                                                                

  PEAS IN A ROUX

1 BAG OF FROZEN PEAS

2 T. BUTTER

4 T. BACON GREASE

4 T. FLOUR

1 LARGE ONION, CHOPPED

1-1/2 T. SUGAR

1/2 TSP. CAYENNE PEPPER

SALT & BLACK PEPPER TO TASTE

Make a dark roux with butter, bacon grease, and flour.  Add onions and saute 5 minutes.  Sprinkle sugar on onion and cook another 2 minutes.  Add peas, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper and enough water to make a gravy.  Reduce heat to low and cover.  Simmer peas for 20 minutes or more.