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German Christmas (2006)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2006-12-10

Duration: 00:24:20

Subjects: Holidays | Christmas | Folse, John D. | Chefs | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, German | Food | Cooking (Cabbage) | Cooking (Goose) | Beverages


  • Folse, John Host
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Arwe, Frieda Interviewee
  • Lester, Suzie Interviewee
  • Thevis, Josie Interviewee
  • Hoffpauir, Hope Interviewee
  • Finley, Sevilla Interviewee
  • Council, Julie Performer


In this special episode from the “Our Food Heritage” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from December 10, 2006, Chef John Folse celebrates a traditional German Christmas. He visits with Frieda Arwe of the German-American Cultural Center in Gretna, Suzie Lester at the Germantown Colony Museum in Minden, and Josie Thevis of the German community of Robert’s Cove to learn about the German contributions to the cultural fabric of Louisiana. Arwe also teaches Chef Folse to make a traditional German drink, Gluehwein. In the kitchen, Chef Folse cooks Red Cabbage and German Roasted Goose and talks to Hope Hoffpauir of Robert’s Cove and Sevilla Finley of Gretna about the German Christmas traditions in their communities. To close the show, Julie Council and her band members perform traditional German Christmas music.