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Africa 3: Famous African Americans (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: 2007-02-17

Duration: 00:24:22

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, African | African Americans | Cooking (Ham) | Gumbo (Soup) | Cooking (Yams) | Pies


  • Folse, John Host
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Simpson, Tiwanna Guest
  • Keyes, Lionel Guest
  • Green, Ann Guest
  • Baskin, Eric Performer


In this episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from February 17, 2007, Chef John Folse focuses on the African influence on Louisiana cuisine. First, he discusses the contributions made by famous African Americans from Louisiana along with Tiwanna Simpson, a history professor at LSU. In the kitchen, Chef Folse prepares a Root Beer Glazed Ham and talks with Simpson and Lionel Keyes. Next, he cooks a Guinea Hen Gumbo with his friend Ann Green. Back in the studio kitchen, Chef Folse makes a Yam Pie and continues talking with his guests. Throughout the show, Eric Baskin entertains the audience with live music.