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Black Heritage Festival (1996)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-09-28

Duration: 00:24:48

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Chefs | Food | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | African American cooking | FESTIVALS | Black Heritage Festival (Lake Charles,La.) | Cooking (Beef) | Cooking (Peas) | Cookies | African Americans | Slavery


  • Folse, John Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Hambrick, Kathe Guest


In this episode from the “Fairs & Festivals of Louisiana” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from September 28, 1996, Chef John Folse visits the Black Heritage Festival in Lake Charles. In the kitchen, he cooks Braised Seven Steaks and Black-Eyed Peas. He also prepares Lizzie Cookies and discusses African American culture and the history of slavery with Kathe Hambrick, the director of the River Road African American Museum at Tezcuco Plantation in Donaldsonville.