This Week in Louisiana Agriculture

Field to Feast

Exhibiting Local Louisiana Ingredients


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April 12, 2019

Bright green, royal purple, and pops of pink -- the colors of spring are alive in the garden this time of year! So why not incorporate those beautiful hues into your menu this season? In this month's Field to Feast, we head to Fullness Farm where Jennifer Finley and Cocha Executive Chef, Saskia Spanhoff pick a few edible blooms to bring back to the kitchen for a dish full of fresh, local flavor.

Fullness Farms

St. Francisville Mushrooms

March 22, 2019

It's time to cook up more of Louisiana’s local ingredients! In the latest edition of Field to Feast, TWILA's Jennifer Finley heads to Mushroom Maggie's Farm in St. Francisville to gather some beautiful mushrooms for this week’s dish. Then, Jennifer and Commander's Palace Executive Chef Tory Mcphail whip up a luxurious grilled cheese sandwich… yum!

Luxurious Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Black Truffles 

Mushroom Maggie’s Farm
Commander’s Palace

Ponchatoula Strawberries

February 22, 2019

Between Mardi Gras festivities and crawfish season, now is the most wonderful time of the year in Louisiana! However, crawfish aren't the only red, delicious delicacies in season right now… In this month's Field to Feast, Jennifer Finley takes Commander's Palace Executive Chef Tory McPhail to the strawberry capital of the world, to pick berries and make cocktails at William Fletcher's farm in Ponchatoula.

Strawberry Strut
Louisiana Strawberry Shortcake

Fletcher Strawberry Farm
Charlie Cart
Commander’s Palace

Commander's Palace

January 24, 2019

It’s said that New Orleanians plan dinner while sitting around eating lunch. The Crescent City is a land brimming with gumbo, po-boys, and restaurants ranging from 150-year-old stalwarts to energetic newcomers making waves. This week, TWILA's Jennifer Finley takes us to the famous Commander's Palace in our new monthly segment, "Field to Feast."

Crawfish and Andouille Meatballs
Louisiana Crawfish Cakes
Louisiana Crawfish Promotion and Research Board


November 16, 2018

If you're craving a creative twist on Asian cuisine in Baton Rouge, then you're in luck! In this month's installment of Feasting on Agriculture, TWILA's AJ Sabine takes us to the new Soji: Modern Asian Restaurant, where Chef Ryan Andre is serving up creative Asian dishes using farm-fresh ingredients.

Stab's Prime Steak & Seafood

October 19, 2018

In Baton Rouge, Stab's Prime Steak and Seafood is the perfect place for upscale, prime-time flavor! From marquis cocktails to succulent steaks, our very own AJ Sabine shows how stab's unique cooking techniques make of the most of Louisiana beef on this month's Feasting on Agriculture.


September 21, 2018

As we’ve told you all month long, September is National Rice Month, so we’re serving rice up with a flair! On this week's Feasting On Agriculture, TWILA’s AJ Sabine brings us a taste of Oaxaca down on Old Metairie Road at the brand new Zócalo.

Cajun Tales Seafood

August 24, 2018 

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you combine a trio of farm-fresh eggs and Louisiana crawfish swimming in a rich etouffee... c'est bon!!! In this month's installment of Feasting on Agriculture, TWILA's AJ Sabine takes us to Cajun Tales Seafood Restaurant where they're crackin' shells and peelin' tales to serve up the best breakfast in town!


June 21, 2018

In the heart of Cajun country, local restaurants require but one contribution from their visitors: a healthy appetite. Fezzo's Seafood, Steakhouse & Oyster Bar has satisfied the appetite of Louisiana visitors and locals for more than 20 years. But do you know the story behind one of the best known names in Cajun cuisine?

Ki' Mexico

May 11, 2018

What happens when Cinco de Mayo combines forces with the best farm to table ingredients??? It's a Feasting Fiesta!!! TWILA's AJ Sabine travels to Ki' Mexico in Shreveport in search of the best fiesta food in this week's Cinco de Mayo edition of "Feasting on Agriculture."