Welcome to the second installment of U Look Hungry: The New Orleans Sessions. This week, Helen Hollyman is on site with Isaac and Amanda Toups of Toups’ Meatery discussing Cajun food and culture. Hear about how Isaac and Amanda met, and why they decided to start Toups’ Meatery. Where can you get some good boudin in New Orleans? Why, at Toups’ Meatery, of course! Amanda and Isaac answer talk about the lack of good boudin in the city. Cajun culture has always had a focus on local food; tune in to hear about why local food has always been a focus in Cajun cuisine. Feast your ears on some of the delicious menu items at Toups’ Meatery, and hear Isaac and Amanda’s New Orleans restaurant suggestions. This program has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

“Everything is approachable, everything is communal, everything is supposed to be shared by everyone: from the person who doesn’t eat weird stuff, to the person that considers their self a gourmand” —Amanda Toups on U Look Hungry

“To be Cajun means to live off their land. They harvest their own crawfish, they go huntin’ and eat off that. Sure, they’ll go to the grocery store to get the basics, but there’s still a lot of people that are growing and raising their own food.” — Isaac Toups on U Look Hungry