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Creoles 2: The Creoles of Cane River (2007)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-05-26

Duration: 00:24:24

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Creole -- Louisiana style | Melrose Plantation (La.) | Cooking (Rice) | Cooking (Pork)


  • Folse, John Host
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Delphin, Terrell Guest
  • Delphin, Daphne Guest
  • Landrieu, Mitch Guest
  • Delphin, Lillie Guest
  • Prudhomme, Willis Performer


In this episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from May 26, 2007, Chef John Folse focuses on the Creole influence on Louisiana cuisine. First, he recounts the history of the Creoles of Cane River near Natchitoches, along with Terrell Delphin and Daphne Delphin. In the kitchen, Chef Folse cooks Dirty Rice and talks with Delphin and Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu. Next, he visits Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches Parish where Lillie Delphin makes Baked Cushaw. Back in the studio kitchen, Chef Folse prepares Pork Roast and continues talking with his guests. Throughout the show, Willis Prudhomme entertains the audience with live music.