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Melba Matherne (2003)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, Gonzales, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-04-05

Duration: 00:25:15

Subjects: Food | Folse, John D. | Chefs | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Cajun | Stews | Cooking (Chicken) | JAMBALAYA | Cooking (Shrimp) | Cooking (Eggplant) | Salads


  • Folse, John Host
  • Matherne, Melba Guest
  • Bush, Charles Producer
  • York, Michaela D. Producer


In this episode from the “Louisiana Cooking with a Change of Heart” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from April 5, 2003, Chef John Folse visits Melba Matherne at her home in Houma, Louisiana. She shares her family recipe for Sunday Morning Chicken Fricassee. In his kitchen, Chef Folse prepares a healthier version of the Chicken Fricassee. He also makes healthy versions of River Town Shrimp & Eggplant Jambalaya and Green Bean & Sweet Onion Salad.