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Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation (1994)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Geismar, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-07-09

Duration: 00:24:16

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Chefs | Food | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Cajun | PLANTATIONS | Belle Helene Plantation (La.) | Cooking (Beef) | Cooking (Seafood) | Cooking (Crabs) | Cooking (Rice) | Casserole cooking | Cooking (Spinach) | Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration


  • Folse, John Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Fourrier, Clay Producer
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Cizek, Eugene Guest


In this episode from the “Plantation Celebrations” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from July 9, 1994, Chef John Folse visits Ashland-Belle Helene Plantation in Geismar. In the kitchen, he cooks Braised Skirt Steak and Crab & Rice Casserole. He also prepares Wilted Spinach Salad and discusses the reasons for restoring plantations with Dr. Eugene Cizek, a restoration expert.