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Alligator / LaBranche Hunting Club

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: St. Charles Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-09-30

Duration: 00:24:53

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Food | Chefs | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Cajun | Alligator farming | Alligator hunting | Cooking (Alligator meat) | Sauce Piquante | Hunting lodges


  • Folse, John Host
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • Durand, Sydnie Mae Guest
  • Durand, Whitney Guest
  • Ledet, Dawn Guest
  • Guillory, Dexter Guest
  • Lambert, Bob Guest
  • Pitre, Tab Guest
  • Bobby Lonero and the New Orleans Express Performer


In this episode from the “After the Hunt” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from September 30, 2010, Chef John Folse discusses the alligator industry with alligator hunters Sydnie Mae Durand and Whitney Durand, alligator farmer Dawn Ledet, and alligator processor Dexter Guillory. In the studio kitchen, he cooks Alligator Sauce Piquante and continues to discuss alligator hunting with the Durands. Next, Chef Folse visits the LaBranche Hunting Club in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, and prepares Deep Fried Alligator with Bob Lambert, the club’s owner. Back in the studio kitchen, he prepares Alligator Chili and discusses the hide business with Tab Pitre, a hide and fur dealer. Bobby Lonero and the New Orleans Express entertain the audience with live music throughout the show.