LATINO CUISINE IN NEW ORLEANS

LATINO CUISINE IN NEW ORLEANS premiered on WYES-TV/Channel 12 on Saturday, February 21.

LATINO CUISINE IN NEW ORLEANS explores the diversity and history of Latin American cuisine, which is inspired by numerous countries – from Mexico and Colombia, to Cuba and Brazil. Well-known chefs, like Aarón Sanchez, John Besh, and Phillip Lopez, discuss their thoughts on this multifaceted cuisine, along with their favorite dishes, while food writers share anecdotes and additional commentary. Set to vibrant music, this documentary highlights the many cultural contributions that the Latino community has made to the city of New Orleans.


Ian McNulty, food writer for the New Orleans Advocate, on Peruvian cuisine: “It’s an exciting cuisine and it mixes a lot of different ethnic backgrounds and flavors … it takes these different influences and makes it its own (cuisine). And in New Orleans, that is essentially the creole condition that we all talk about in our own cuisine.”


LATINO CUISINE IN NEW ORLEANS is written and produced by Suzanne Pfefferle. Filmed by Lenny Delbert. Narrated by Peggy Scott Laborde.

A torta ahogada from Araña restaurant on Magazine Street.

A torta ahogada from Araña restaurant on Magazine Street.

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Chef Phillip Lopez, who is of Mexican descent, serves Mexican-inspired dishes at Square Root.

Chef Phillip Lopez, who is of Mexican descent, serves Mexican-inspired dishes at Square Root.

The mezcal paloma cocktail from Araña.

The mezcal paloma cocktail from Araña.

Salu restaurant on Magazine Street serves seafood paella – a classic Spanish dish.

Salu restaurant on Magazine Street serves seafood paella – a classic Spanish dish.

Chef Aarón Sanchez and Chef John Besh recently opened Johnny Sanchez, a Mexican restaurant, on Poydras Street.

Chef Aarón Sanchez and Chef John Besh recently opened Johnny Sanchez, a Mexican restaurant, on Poydras Street.

 

The bandeja paisa is the most popular dish at Mais Arepas.

The bandeja paisa is the most popular dish at Mais Arepas.

Ceviche from Mizado Cocina.

Ceviche from Mizado Cocina.

Food writer, Ian McNulty, discusses the growing popularity of Mexican cuisine.

Food writer, Ian McNulty, discusses the growing popularity of Mexican cuisine.

Mexican menudo prepared by Chef Phillip Lopez of Square Root.

Mexican menudo prepared by Chef Phillip Lopez of Square Root.

Originally from Brazil, Greyze Vieira opened Brazilian Market & Café on Williams Boulevard in Kenner.

Originally from Brazil, Greyze Vieira opened Brazilian Market & Café on Williams Boulevard in Kenner.

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Interviewed in LATINO CUISINE IN NEW ORLEANS:

Chef Adolfo Garcia
La Boca, High Hat Café, Ancora

Zella Palmer
Author of New Orleans con Sabor Latino: The History and Passion on Latino Cooking

Chef John Besh
Johnny Sánchez New Orleans & Baltimore, Restaurant August, Lüke, Lüke San Antonio Riverwalk, Pizza Domenica, Domenica, Borgne

Chef Aarón Sánchez
Paloma, Johnny Sánchez New Orleans & Baltimore; TV Personality

Chef Chris Montero
Café NOMA, café b

Liz Williams
President and Director of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum

Chef Dustin Brien
Salú

Donna & Michael Martin
Members of Isleños Community

Chef Brian Landry
Borgne

Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez
SoBou

George J. Fowler III
President of Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Author of My Cuba Libre: Bringing Fidel Castro to Justice

José Castillo
Norma’s Sweets Bakery

Lorna Torres
Business Controller, La Ideal Market

Dianne de Las Casas
Kidlit Author & Storyteller

Kid Chef Eliana de Las Casas
Cookbook Author & Radio Host

Rene Louapre
Blackened Out Media

Peter Thriffiley
Blackened Out Media

Chef Richard Papier
Araña

Ian McNulty
Food writer, The New Orleans Advocate

Chef Phillip Lopez
Root, Square Root, Root2

Bernie Jolet
Mamita’s Hot Tamales

Lisa Jolet
Mamita’s Hot Tamales

Benoit Angulo
La Cocinita Food Truck

Rachel Billow
La Cocinita Food Truck

Chef David Mantilla
Maï Arepas

Chef Edgar Caro
Baru Bistro & Tapas

Greyze Vieira
Brazilian Market & Café

Chef Jared Ralls
La Boca

Chef Greg Reggio
Mizado Cocina / The Taste Buds

Chef Hans Limburg
Mizado Cocina / The Taste Buds

Gary Darling
Mizado Cocina / The Taste Buds

Sarah Fouts, M.S.
Doctoral Candidate, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University

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