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Gumbo Festival (1996)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Bridge City, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 29.929241, -90.1737749

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-10-05

Duration: 00:24:49

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Chefs | Food | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Cajun | Cooking, Creole -- Louisiana style | FESTIVALS | Bridge City Gumbo Festival | Gumbo (Soup) | Cooking (Chicken) | Cooking (Seafood) | Cooking (Oysters) | Cooking (Sausages) | Cooking (Shrimp) | Cooking (Crabs) | Cooking (Rice)


  • Folse, John Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Luminais, J. Anthony Guest


In this episode from the “Fairs & Festivals of Louisiana” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from October 5, 1996, Chef John Folse visits the Gumbo Festival in Bridge City. In the kitchen, he cooks Chicken, Oyster & Andouille Gumbo and Shrimp & Crabmeat Gumbo. He also shares the secret to preparing perfect rice and discusses the history of the Gumbo Festival with the Reverend Monsignor J. Anthony Luminais, the pastor of the Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church.