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A Louisiana Thanksgiving with Chef John Folse (1989)



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-11-16

Duration: 00:25:50

Subjects: Folse, Roy | Chase, Leah | Chefs | Food | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Cajun | Cooking, Creole -- Louisiana style | Holidays | THANKSGIVING | Cooking (Pork) | Cooking (Rice) | Cooking (Pecans) | Cooking (Yams) | Cooking (Seafood) | Folse, John D. | COCHON DE LAIT


  • Folse, John Host
  • Jones, David Producer
  • Folse, Roy Guest
  • Chase, Leah Guest


In this Thanksgiving special from November 16, 1989, Chef John Folse cooks a traditional Cajun and Creole Thanksgiving dinner with a Roast Suckling Pig, or Cochon de Lait, Pecan Rice Dressing, and Candied Yams. His father, Roy Folse, also prepares a Cochon de Lait in a traditional clay oven and Leah Chase of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans makes Stuffed Mirlitons.