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France 1: New World Exploration (2006)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-11-11

Duration: 00:24:23

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, French | Cooking (Beef) | Cooking (Oysters) | Boudin


  • Folse, John Host
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Seago, John Guest
  • Folse, Jerry Guest
  • Bailey, Buddy Guest
  • Perkins, Lucien "Troop" Guest
  • Wilkinson, Neil Performer
  • Wilkinson, Donna Performer


In this episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from November 11, 2006, Chef John Folse focuses on the French influence on Louisiana cuisine. First, he recounts the history of French exploration in Louisiana. In the kitchen, Chef Folse cooks Beef Bourguignon and talks with John Seago of Pontchartrain Vineyards. Next, he visits the boucherie as his brother Jerry Folse, Buddy Bailey, and Lucien “Troop” Perkins demonstrate how to make red boudin. Back in the kitchen, Chef Folse prepares Fleur-de-Lis and Oyster Bisque and continues talking with his guests. Throughout the show, Neil Wilkinson and Donna Wilkinson entertain the audience with live music.