Louisiana Eats!


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Louisiana Eats produced and hosted by Poppy Tooker is heard weekly on NPR affiliates throughout the state.  Each episode takes listeners to the fields and farms, restaurant and home kitchens where the food action is really happening meeting the people who perpetuate the renowned food culture of this delicious place. During the hour long program Poppy also travels outside of her home turf to hear what’s new in the national and international food world. 

Guests include notorious bad boy foodies Anthony Bourdain and David Chang. Brilliant food authorities like Harold McGee. While keeping track of the hottest news from Top Chef Masters Suvir Suran, Mary Sue Milliken and John Currance.  And, hear from award winning authors like Paul Greenberg, and Mark Kurlansky.

Louisiana Eats listeners get to sample Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin make music in the kitchen with songstress Theresa Andersson and celebrate the birthday of Louisiana culinary legend, Leah Chase. All of this and recipes, cooking tips and just plain fun! No matter where you call home, don’t miss a minute of Louisiana Eats by listening online or downloading shows for podcasting at your leisure!  Download my podcasts from the iTunes banner below!

Poppy Tooker in the studio during Louisiana Eats! Interviewing Barry Martyn as he recalls life in New Orleans through the eyes of a white, English, jazz drummer in the 1960's.

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In this episode, Culinary historian Dr. Jessica Harris explains the relationship between food and upward mobility throughout African American culture.  Followed by the interview with Barry Martyn.

Louisiana Eats! Poppy and Andrew Zimmern

Television personality Andrew Zimmern visits the Crescent City for a cooking lesson, chats about his web series, and regales Poppy with stories about exotic lands and Bizarre Foods. Here’s the link to listen!

Louisiana Eats! Poppy and Barry Martyn