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Chez Marcelle Restaurant & French Literature (1983)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Broussard, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-05-08

Duration: 00:27:22

Subjects: French language | Food | RESTAURANTS | Cooking, Cajun | Cooking, Creole -- Louisiana style | Literature


  • Fontenot, James Host
  • Bienvenu, Marcelle Interviewee
  • Bechet, Rose Aimee Billeaud Interviewee
  • Gonsoulin, Joseph Speaker
  • Richard, Bryan Speaker
  • Allain, Mathe Guest
  • Doucet, Carol Guest


This episode of the series “En Francais” from May 8, 1983, features a visit to Chez Marcelle in Broussard, Louisiana, the former site of Billeaud Plantation. It includes: an interview with Marcelle Bienvenu, the owner of the restaurant; an interview with Rose Aimee Billeaud Bechet, a former resident of the plantation; and Chef Joseph Gonsoulin and Sous Chef Bryan Richard demonstrating how to make a few of the restaurant’s specialties. James Fontenot then interviews Mathe Allain and Carol Doucet. They discuss the French literature created in Louisiana. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.