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Native America 2: Sportsman's Paradise (2006)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Elton, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-08-05

Duration: 00:24:21

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Native Americans | Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana | United Houma Nation | Soups | Cooking (Vegetables) | Cooking (Fish)


  • Folse, John Host
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Griffing, David Interviewee
  • Luster, Janie Guest
  • Langley, Bertney Guest
  • Langley, Loris Guest
  • Dardar, Hazel Performer


In this episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from August 5, 2006, Chef John Folse focuses on the Native American influence on Louisiana cuisine. First, David Griffing, a park ranger at Poverty Point State Park, discusses the hunting and fishing traditions of the Native American tribes in Louisiana. In the kitchen, Chef Folse prepares Vegetable Soup with Bison Meat and talks with Janie Luster of the United Houma Nation. Next, he visits Elton, Louisiana, for a demonstration of traditional fry bread making with Bertney Langley and his mother Loris Langley of the Coushatta Tribe. Back in the studio kitchen, Chef Folse cooks Boulettes of Garfish and continues talking with his guests. Throughout the show, Hazel Dardar entertains the audience with live music.