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Oysters - Empire, LA

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Empire, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Isle de Jean Charles, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-07-06

Duration: 00:25:04

Subjects: United Houma Nation | Cocktails | Folse, John D. | Chefs | Food | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | OYSTER INDUSTRY | Cooking (Seafood) | Cooking (Oysters) | Native Americans


  • Folse, John Host
  • Allen, Gary Producer
  • York, Michaela Producer
  • Hendon, Curtis Guest
  • Lepetich, Matt Guest
  • Lepetich, Joyce Guest


In this episode from the “Hooks, Lies, and Alibis” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from July 6, 2015, Chef John Folse goes dredging for oysters near Empire, Louisiana, with Matt Lepetich of Mato’s Premium Gulf Oysters. Chef Folse then travels to Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, and prepares Fire-Roasted Oysters with Curtis Hendon of the United Houma Nation. He then returns home to White Oak Plantation and cooks Oysters Rockefeller Soup with Matt Lepetich and Oyster Spaghetti with Joyce Lepetich. Lastly, Chef Folse mixes a drink called Oyster Shooters.