Food is as much a part of Louisiana culture as music and the arts. It's also a part of WWOZ — we've got plenty of recipes and features on festival foods and restaurants. You can also check out the "Culinary Crossroads" segments on New Orleans All the Way Live, produced and hosted by George Ingmire.
The Sugar Park Tavern closed its doors in the Bywater last month. This week we hear from regulars and people in the neighborhood about what made Sugar Park special and what the future holds for the owners.
I know you have seen them. Right next to the cash register, those fruit-filled turnover pies wrapped in glassy paper. This week we take a trip over to the Hubig's Pie factory in the Marigny and talk with the owner about what goes into making those delicious New Orleans pies.
Warren and Sandra Smith are a dying breed: family dairy farmers. Six years ago, they decided to stop losing money by selling their milk to producers, and began pasteurizing their milk themselves. That's both good and delicious news for Louisiana.
Accessibility to healthy foods is still extremely limited in many New Orleans neighborhoods. Students at O. Perry Walker High School in Algiers partner with members of the Food and Farm Network to help educate members of their community about alternatives.