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Spain 1: Spanish Rule (2007)

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: 2007-01-13

Duration: 00:24:22

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Spanish | Soups | JAMBALAYA


  • Folse, John Host
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Hoffman, Paul Guest
  • Abshire, Tee Wayne Guest
  • Breaux, Ricky Guest
  • Wilkinson, Neil Performer
  • Wilkinson, Donna Performer


In this episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from January 13, 2007, Chef John Folse focuses on the Spanish influence on Louisiana cuisine. First, he recounts the history of Spanish rule over colonial Louisiana along with Dr. Paul Hoffman, historian. In the kitchen, Chef Folse prepares Grillades and Grits and talks with Dr. Hoffman. Next, he discusses the Spanish origins of jambalaya with Tee Wayne Abshire and Ricky Breaux, two jambalaya cookoff champions. Back in the kitchen, Chef Folse makes Sopa de Ajo, or Garlic Soup, and continues talking with Dr. Hoffman and Abshire. Throughout the show, Neil Wilkinson and Donna Wilkinson entertain the audience with live music.