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Lunch Louisiana Style (1992)



Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority, Louisiana Department of Education

Date Issued: 1992

Duration: 00:25:48

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Food | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Gumbo (Soup) | Educational films


  • Folse, John Host
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Gautreaux, Craig Producer
  • Jesowshek, Louis Guest
  • Melder, Jace Guest
  • Donatto, Adrienne Guest
  • Lacobon, Marilyn Guest
  • Vital, Lavashia Guest


In this educational program from 1992, Chef John Folse prepares gumbo for lunch with his friends. He explains the influence of several nationalities on Louisiana cuisine, including the French, Spanish, Germans, British, Italians, Native Americans, and Africans. He also discusses some of the traditional dishes in Louisiana cuisine, including gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, maque choux, and pralines. This program also includes footage of crawfishing and the making of cane syrup at the Grant Syrup Mill.