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Native America 3: Native Plant Foods (2006)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, Brusly St. Vincent, Assumption Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-08-05

Duration: 00:24:21

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Native Americans | PLANTS


  • Folse, John Host
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Allen, Charles M. Guest
  • Hollier, Kim Guest
  • Blanchard, Alma Guest
  • Landry, Jennifer Guest
  • Luster, Janie Guest
  • Dardar, Hazel Performer


In this episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from August 5, 2006, Chef John Folse focuses on the Native American influence on Louisiana cuisine. He first visits with Dr. Charles M. Allen and Kim Hollier at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte to learn more about the native plants of the Lower Mississippi Valley. In the kitchen, Chef Folse prepares Stuffed Peppers. Next, he visits with Dr. Alma Blanchard, and Jennifer Landry, her great-niece, at Blanchard’s home in Brusly St. Vincent to learn more about the work of traiteurs. Back in the studio kitchen, Chef Folse makes Persimmon Bread and continues talking with his guests. Throughout the show, Hazel Dardar entertains the audience with live music.