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!

Mardi Gras Madness and the Bean – A Louisiana Eats Quick Bite – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

On this episode, we make a close study of the relationship between red beans and Mardi Gras. The day before Fat Tuesday is known as Lundi Gras, or Fat Monday. Over decade ago, New Orleans newcomer, Devin De Wulf made his first Mardi Gras costume, entirely decorated with dried red beans. His costume got such a great reaction that he decided to create his own parade the Krewe of Red Beans. We ll get the behind the scenes story on everything from beaning the suits to where to find the krewe on Lundi Gras day. Poppy Tooker shares the lowdown on how to cook the perfect pot of Camellia beans before the parade passes by and tells the tale of farmers who use Camellia red beans for seed Getting ready for Mardi Gras or need a little Mardi Gras in your life anytime of year Don t miss this Quick Bite of Louisiana Eats Thanks To Our Sponsors

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