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Spain 2: Fort Los Adaes (2007)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-01-20

Duration: 00:24:22

Subjects: Cooking, Spanish | Cooking (Rice) | Natchitoches Meat Pie | Desserts | Los Adaes State Commemorative Area (La.) | Folse, John D. | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style


  • Folse, John Host
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Cox, Corneil Guest
  • Berthelot, Ray Guest
  • Roque, Marie Guest
  • Wilkinson, Neil Performer
  • Wilkinson, Donna Performer


In this episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from January 20, 2007, Chef John Folse focuses on the Spanish influence on Louisiana cuisine. First, he recounts the history of Los Adaes, a Spanish fort located in present-day Natchitoches Parish, along with Corneil Cox, a Los Adaes descendent, and Ray Berthelot of Louisiana State Parks. In the kitchen, Chef Folse makes Seafood and Chicken Paella and talks with Berthelot. Next, he visits the home of Marie Roque to learn how to make Natchitoches Meat Pies. Back in the kitchen, Chef Folse prepares a Caramel Custard and continues talking with Roque and Berthelot. Throughout the show, Neil Wilkinson and Donna Wilkinson entertain the audience with live music.