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Italy 2: Italian Entrepreneurs (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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-05-05

Duration: 00:24:24

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


  • Folse, John Host
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Maselli, Joe Guest
  • Fresina, Phyllis Guest
  • Fresina, Frank Guest
  • Capone, Andrew Guest
  • Babin, Cory Guest
  • Bobby Lonero and the New Orleans Express Performer


In this episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from May 5, 2007, Chef John Folse focuses on the Italian influence on Louisiana cuisine. First, he recounts the history of the Italian entrepreneurs in Louisiana’s food industry, along with Joe Maselli of the Italian-American Museum in New Orleans. In the kitchen, Chef Folse prepares Brusholoni and talks with Maselli. Next, he visits Fresina’s Pasta Company in Baton Rouge where Phyllis Fresina demonstrates how she makes Linguine with Artichoke Hearts. Back in the studio kitchen, Chef Folse cooks Roasted Red, Yellow, and Green Sweet Pepper Soup and talks with Frank Fresina, Phyllis Fresina, Andrew Capone, and Cory Babin. Throughout the show, Bobby Lonero and the New Orleans Express entertain the audience with live music.