Food

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. What can we say, we like to eat.

Interview with Ben "Da Grill Man" Smith

Tue, 07/23/19
Hear the interview with Ben "Da Grill Man" Smith as he sits down and talks with WWOZ's Action Jackson about parades in the 1960s, the Jolly Bunch, what's on the grill, the seasonal nature of his business, his idea for including the second line community in the national even... Read more

Peanut Man: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 05/25/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Lucius Thompson has been selling peanuts at Jazz Fest for decades, including the day this shot was taken-- April 26, 2019. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep... Read more

Marion Eats! at Jazz Fest 2019

Sun, 05/05/19
Some people say that Jazz Fest is more a food festival than a music festival. A typical Jazz Fest food booth has ~3 choices, so there are literally hundreds of food options and only 8 days to explore them. WWOZ's new Assistant Video Director, Marion Hill, worked on putting ... Read more

Loretta Harrison: Jazz Fest at 50 Flashback

Sat, 01/26/19
Loretta Harrison, founder and owner of Loretta's Authentic Pralines, talks about being a food vendor at Jazz Fest for over 40 years and how deeply the festival has impacted her life. This feature is part of WWOZ's Jazz Fest at 50 Flashback series.  Read more

Jorge eats at Jazz Fest 2018

Tue, 05/08/18
Lagniappe as we all recover from the best 7 days in America (more commonly known as Jazz Fest)... Some people say that Jazz Fest is more a food festival than a music festival. A typical Jazz Fest food booth has ~3 choices, so there are literally hundreds of food options an... Read more

Jazz Fest Food Highlights

Mon, 05/06/13
Every day during Jazz Fest 2013, our intrepid web team sampled the best of Jazz Fest eats for our "Food of the Day" blog entry. Here's a recap of our Jazz Fest food coverage. Read more

Behind the Sorbet: The True Story of Mango Freeze

Tue, 04/19/11
Authored by David Stafford
On a hot day at Jazz Fest, there's nothing more refreshing. It's Mango Freeze, and it's not only good, it's good for your music: Mango Freeze generates revenue that helps WWOZ bring New Orleans music to the universe. Learn the secret history of the Mango Freeze. Read more

Tee-Eva's Red Beans

Tue, 08/17/10
Authored by Jennifer R. Leslie
This piece is affiliated with New Orleans All The Way Live Episode 73: Food, Food, and More Food and Episode 167: Culinary Caretakers. Eating the red beans that Tee-Eva makes, well, "it's always pleasure." Eva Perry, known better as Tee-Eva of Uptown's Tee-Eva's Pies and Pra... Read more

Deepwater Horizon Disaster: One Year Later

Thu, 05/06/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
A year after the explosion on the BP Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers and became the largest marine oil spill in history, things are not back to normal. Find out more about current benefits and ways that you can help clean up the Gulf. Read more

New Orleans Seafood Festival: Sept. 25-27

Tue, 09/22/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
This weekend, head downtown to Fulton Street for the New Orleans Seafood Festival, featuring some of the finest Crescent City cuisine and top local acts like the Soul Rebels, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. Participating restaurants include Galatoire’s... Read more

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