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Raised on Rice and Gravy Preview (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-03-06

Duration: 00:07:05

Subjects: Plate lunch houses | COOKING | University of Louisiana at Lafayette | Documentary films | Independent filmmakers | Castille, Conni | Bohl, Allison | Herbert, Merline | Gary, Wayne | Williams, Roy | Food


  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Castille, Conni Interviewee
  • Bohl, Allison Interviewee
  • Herbert, Merline Interviewee
  • Gary, Wayne Interviewee
  • Williams, Roy Interviewee
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host


This segment from the March 6, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s interview with Conni Castille and Allison Bohl, two filmmakers with the Cinematic Arts Workshop at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. They discuss their documentary “Raised on Rice and Gravy,” which chronicles the owners of three plate lunch houses in Lafayette, Merline Herbert of the Creole Lunch House, Wayne Gary of Gary’s, and Roy Williams of Country Cuisine. Clips from the documentary are included in this segment. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford