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Cajun 1: Expulsion from Nova Scotia (2006)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-12-10

Duration: 00:24:20

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Cooking, Cajun | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Acadians | Sauce Piquante | Soups | Cooking (Seafood)


  • Folse, John Host
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Brasseaux, Carl Guest
  • Pecot de Boisblanc, Mary Anne Guest
  • Trahan, Brenda Comeaux Guest
  • Bailey, Buddy Guest
  • Perkins, Lucien "Troop" Guest
  • Larry Miller Band Performer


In this episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from December 10, 2006, Chef John Folse focuses on the Cajun influence on Louisiana cuisine. First, he visits St. Martinville and recounts the history of the Acadian expulsion from Nova Scotia along with Dr. Carl Brasseaux, historian, and Mary Anne Pecot de Boisblanc, Acadian. In the kitchen, Chef Folse prepares Seafood Sauce Piquante and talks with Brenda Comeaux Trahan of the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville. Next, he visits the boucherie where Buddy Bailey and Lucien “Troop” Perkins demonstrate how to make andouille sausage. Back in the kitchen, Chef Folse prepares Crawfish, Corn, and Potato Soup and continues talking with Trahan. Throughout the show, the Larry Miller Band entertains the audience with live music.