On Saturday, December 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., culinary enthusiast, author, and radio host Poppy Tooker will sign copies of her new book Louisiana Eats!: The People, Their Food, and Their Stories (Pelican Publishing Company, August 2013) at The Historic New Orleans Collection’s museum shop, located at 533 Royal Street in the French Quarter.

Book signing with Poppy Tooker, author of Louisiana Eats!: The People, Their Food, and Their Stories
Saturday, December 7

2–4 p.m.
The Shop at The Collection, 533 Royal Street
Free and open to the public. The book retails for $24.95 and will be available for purchase at the event.

As the host of the popular public radio show Louisiana Eats!, Tooker is passionate about food and the people who make it. Her new book gives readers an in-depth, behind the scenes look at Louisiana food producers and personalities interviewed on her show.

The book introduces the reader to stories previously untold with transcripts of 15 interviews with specialists of iconic Louisiana foods, accompanying essays and recipes and portrait photographs by David Spielman of the subjects. Tooker, a native New Orleanian, examines the place that food and race play on Louisiana’s tables and champions the growers and food producers who are preserving endangered indigenous ingredients like Creole cream cheese and mirlitons.

Louisiana Eats! retails for $24.95 and will be available for purchase at the event. In addition to hosting the signing with Tooker, The Shop at The Collection will also be hosting its annual Member Appreciation Day and trunk show with Mignon Faget, Ltd. on December 7, giving readers and shoppers plenty of reasons to visit. More information is available at or (504) 523-4662.