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!

Chisesi’s Pride – A 110 Year New Orleans Family Tradition – A Louisiana Eats Quick Bite – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

On this episode, we meet the Chisesi s, a New Orleans family who, for five generations have been one of the South s favorite meat purveyors. Philip Chisesi, the octogenarian patriarch who still runs the company today, tells the story of how their business grew from selling live chickens in the French Market to the state of the art production facility on Jefferson Highway today. We tour the facility with Nicholas, Philip s son and learn just what makes their ham so special. Looking for the perfect side dish to serve with your Chisesi ham Poppy shares the recipe for her grandmother s rich, creamy scalloped potatoes. Louisiana Eats celebrates the Tricentennial of New Orleans with this special tribute to Chisesi s Pride.