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Italy 1: Italian Immigration to America (2007)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-04-28

Duration: 00:24:24

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Italian | Cooking (Pasta) | Cooking (Veal) | Muffuletta


  • Folse, John Host
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Maselli, Joe Guest
  • Cancelleri, Phillip Guest
  • Webb, Norma Jean Guest
  • Bobby Lonero and the New Orleans Express Performer


In this episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from April 28, 2007, Chef John Folse focuses on the Italian influence on Louisiana cuisine. First, he recounts the history of Italian immigration in Louisiana, along with Joe Maselli of the Italian-American Museum in New Orleans. In the kitchen, Chef Folse cooks Spaghetti and Meatballs and talks with Maselli and Dr. Phillip Cancelleri. Next, he visits Nor Joe Import Company in Metairie where Norma Jean Webb demonstrates how to make a Muffaletta. Back in the studio kitchen, Chef Folse makes Osso Bucco and continues talking with his guests. Throughout the show, Bobby Lonero and the New Orleans Express entertain the audience with live music.