The New Orleans food scene that we know today is the product of 300 years of brilliant cooks, beloved flavors, and shared techniques. Join us as we tip our hats to the past and feast in its honor. In this demonstration class, you’ll learn how to cook some of the fabled dishes that shaped our culinary legacy, including Corrine Dunbar’s oyster & artichoke appetizer and Christian’s Restaurant’s trout farci with garlic mayonnaise and fried parsley. You’ll also get the most delicious history lesson of your life: a chronicle of the restaurants we’ve loved and lost, replete with tidbits and trivia to bring them to life. About the Instructor Food personality, host of the NPR-affiliated radio show Louisiana Eats!, teacher, and five-time author Poppy Tooker is passionate about food and the people who bring it to the table. Her motto is “eat it to save it,” and she has been recognized by the Times-Picayune, International Association of Cooking Professionals, Southern Living, and the Daughters of the American Revolution for her devotion to reviving New Orleans’ endangered culinary traditions. For over 30 years, her classes have blended history and tradition with food science, all while remaining eminently entertaining. As Food and Wine described it, “She may wear ceramic red beans in her ears and make finger puppets out of crawfish, but her class is certainly no joke. Rather, it compels you to take reams of notes so as not to forget a single nugget of her fascinating culinary wisdom.” FAQs When is check-in?Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before class begins so that you can check in at our front desk and start settling in. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?You will find ample street parking and several paid parking lots in the blocks surrounding NOCHI. The streetcar also runs directly outside our building! Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?No! We'll be checking names on our guest list. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?Absolutely. Let us know if you have any questions. Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?That's fine! Just make sure they let us know upon check-in. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?We serve alcohol to anyone age 21+ and will be checking IDs upon arrival. May I take photos during class?Feel free to document your experience with us and share it on social media with the hashtag #intheNOCHI! You can find us on Instagram @nochi_grams, on Twitter @nochi_tweets, or on Facebook. Please leave professional photography and video equipment at home. How can I contact the organizer with any other questions?Drop us a line!