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Cajun 2: Louisiana's Cajuns (2007)

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: 2007-01-06

Duration: 00:24:22

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Cajun | Acadians | Gumbo (Soup) | Cooking (Chicken) | Cooking (Pork) | Cooking (Yams)


  • Folse, John Host
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Brasseaux, Carl Guest
  • Buillard, Jane Guest
  • Trahan, Brenda Comeaux Guest
  • Trahan, Ray Guest
  • de Boisblanc, Mary Anne Pecot Guest
  • Davis, Prince Guest
  • Downing, Johnette Performer


In this episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from January 6, 2007, Chef John Folse focuses on the Cajun influence on Louisiana cuisine. First, he visits St. Martinville and recounts the arrival of the first Acadians in Louisiana along with Dr. Carl Brasseaux, historian, and Jane Buillard and Brenda Comeaux Trahan of the Acadian Memorial. In the kitchen, Chef Folse cooks Rooster Gumbo and talks with Trahan, her husband Ray Trahan, and Mary Anne Pecot de Boisblanc, an Acadian descendent. Next, he visits the boucherie where Prince Davis demonstrates how to make cracklins. Back in the studio kitchen, Chef Folse makes Pork and Yam Breakfast Sausage and continues talking with his guests. Throughout the show, Johnette Downing entertains the audience with live music.