Louisiana Eats

Hosted ByPoppy Tooker

On Louisiana Eats! NOLA food icon Poppy Tooker takes us into Louisiana's wide open fields, deep waters, bustling markets, and busy kitchens. Poppy's people are carrying on the traditions of Louisiana's wholly local but universally celebrated food, from farm to table, and sometimes barroom! Poppy roams the State to find the folks whose inspiration and innovation are taking the abundant wealth of Louisiana's food culture into the future. Let's eat!

A Taste of Home: Finding Cultural Identity at the Table – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

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. Kim Sunee’s appetites include travel, knowledge and food. Her trip to Korea is one of the main topics she writes about in A Mouthful of Stars, which explores another dimension of Kim’s creativity her poetry. We’ll also hear how owning a restaurant helped Fatma and Suleyman Aydin assimilate from their Turkish homeland. Plus, Ann Benoit explicates the four generations of workers she met while writing New Orleans Best Ethnic Restaurants.