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!

Tales of Powerful Women – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

On this week s show, we speak with some powerful and influential women in the food industry who are getting the job done. We begin with local treasure JoAnn Clevenger, restaurateur behind the Upperline. While she is most famous for her Uptown restaurant, JoAnn has worn many different hats over her lifetime, managing multiple businesses with pluck and determination.Then, Jill Pratt, the first ever female General Manager of Zatarain s, tells us stories from behind the scenes at the company, and how she adapted to an entire new food culture in New Orleans. Finally, Popeyes President and CEO Cheryl Bachelder explains her philosophy of servant leadership in her book, Dare To Serve How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others.We re speaking with tastemakers and powerful players on this week s Louisiana Eats