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.

June Festivals!

Sun, 05/11/08
Here's a sampling of some of the June festivals in Louisiana. Back to the Beach Festival The Back to the Beach Festival is a popular one held from May 30 - June 1, in Kenner, at the lake at the end of Williams Boulevard. Besides good local music, there is also a car sho... Read more

New Orleans Food Mysteries Explained

Thu, 04/24/08
New Orleans is known as one of the best cities in the world for its food. People come from all over to eat at our restaurants and eateries. If you are new to this area of the country and coming to your first Jazz Fest, then you might run into some foods that you not only h... Read more

Crawfish at Jazz Fest

Wed, 04/16/08
Secretly we think many of the visitors to the Jazz and Heritage Festival come for the food just as much as they come for the music. Some might own up to it after it was announced that this year’s newest dish offered at the fest is a Cajun Duck Po-Boy. For some of us, the... Read more

Dunbar's Creole Cooking

Tue, 12/04/07
Authored by Eve Troeh
Celestine Dunbar lost her infamous soul food restaurant on Freret Street after Hurricane Katrina. But her cooking found new life at Loyola Law School, where she's taken over the dining hall. Read more

The Food Talk Project

Sat, 01/12/08
Authored by Marie Lovejoy
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. To see some of ... Read more

Fruit Vendor

Tue, 06/12/07
Authored by Eve Troeh
New Orleans' only door-to-door produce vendor, "Okra," is an important part of the fabric of several neighborhoods. We take a ride along in his truck. Read more

New Orleans Recovery: Willie Mae's Scotch House and Dooky Chase

Wed, 06/06/07
Street Talk soldier David Kunian talks to restaurant legend Leah Chase of Dooky Chase, internationally reknown culinary activist Poppy Tooker, and Kerry Seaton, proprietor of Willie Mae's Scotch House (home of the Food Network's proclamation: "Best Fried Chicken in the Worl... Read more

A Dollop of History

Sun, 05/20/07
Authored by David Weinberg
"A Dollop of History in Every Bite" is a culinary history project that explores the evolution of Creole cookery in New Orleans. The educational project was initiated in January 2005 with a Save Our History grant awarded by the History Channel. The program was also the winn... Read more

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