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Poke Salot Festival (1996)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Oak Grove, West Carroll Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-11-30

Duration: 00:24:48

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Chefs | Food | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | FESTIVALS | Poke Salot Festival (Oak Grove, La.) | Cooking (Greens) | Corn bread | Cooking (Pasta) | Wild plants, Edible


  • Folse, John Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Russell, Harold Guest
  • Dunn, Jane Guest


In this episode from the “Fairs & Festivals of Louisiana” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from November 30, 1996, Chef John Folse visits the Poke Salot Festival in Oak Grove, where he speaks about the history of the festival with Harold Russell. In the kitchen, he cooks Poke Salot Lasagna and Poke Salot Cornbread. He also prepares Poke Salot Dip and discusses wild plants with Jane Dunn, a forager and wild plant expert.