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Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co.: Our Food Heritage

Fort Los Adaes (#1110)

This Spanish stronghold greatly influenced the culture and cuisine of northwest Louisiana. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: A TASTE OF LOUISIANA WITH CHEF JOHN FOLSE & CO.: OUR FOOD HERITAGE XI uncovers the history behind the bayou state's signature Cajun and Creole dishes. The 26-part series celebrates the multicultural influences on Louisiana's cuisine in colorful and informative sequences filmed in picturesque locales and in cooking segments taped before a live studio audience. In addition, noted historians and chefs discuss the origins of Louisiana's most revered foods and recipes. The series reflects Folse's philosophy on cooking: choose the culinary heritage of your people, select regional ingredients and, finally, practice simplicity.

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  • Native America: Poverty Point (#1101)

    Jon Gibson introduces this unique civilization which formerly thrived in northeastern Louisiana. [26 minutes]

  • Native America: Sportsman's Paradise (#1102)

    A Louisiana park ranger provides insight on our first Americans. Learn how to make fry bread. [26 minutes]

  • Native America: Native Plant Foods (#1103)

    Take a firsthand look at these wild edibles. A traiteur explains this alternative medicine practice. [26 minutes]

  • France: New World Exploration (#1104)

    Red Boudin is prepared and traditional music from the French colonial period is performed. [26 minutes]

  • France: Fort St. Jean Baptiste and the Colonial Frontier (#1105)

    Corn and venison stew is prepared. Traditional music from the French colonial period is performed. [26 minutes]

  • France: The Ursulines (#1106)

    Explore the contributions of some unlikely pioneers; the missionaries, priests and nuns. [26 minutes]

  • Cajun: Expulsion from NOVA Scotia (#1107)

    Learn tell the tragic tale of Louisiana's Acadians or "Cajuns." Andouille Sausage is prepared. [26 minutes]

  • Cajun: Louisiana's Cajuns (#1108)

    Explore the arrival of the first Acadians on Louisiana soil. Cracklins, a Cajun snack, is prepared. [26 minutes]

  • Spanish Rule (#1109)

    Dr. Paul E. Hoffman introduces us to early Spanish Louisiana. Learn how to make jambalaya. [26 minutes]

  • Los Islenos (#1111)

    Meet the hopeful Islenos descendants who live in St. Bernard Parish and learn about their heritage. [26 minutes]

  • African Slavery In Louisiana (#1112)

    Trace their heritage from Africa to the cane fields, cotton patches & kitchens of South Louisiana. [26 minutes]

  • Foods of Africa (#1113)

    Gain insight on the roots of Louisiana's African-American cuisine. Gumbo Des Herbes is prepared. [26 minutes]

  • Famous African-Americans (#1114)

    Tiwanna Simpson introduces us to "King" Oliver, Mahalia Jackson, Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong. [26 minutes]

  • German Immigration in the 1700s (#1115)

    When the Germans arrived they became fabulous farmers and saved the city of New Orleans from famine. [26 minutes]

  • The German Coast (#1116)

    Learn the story of the Germans that settled in the River Parishes on the outskirts of New Orleans. [26 minutes]

  • The Germans of New Orleans, Minden and Robert's Cove (#1117)

    Germans immigrated to Louisiana in three waves, settling in various areas of the state. [26 minutes]

  • English Louisiana (#1118)

    Libby Dart, a historian from St. Francisville, shares the story of Louisiana's English heritage. [26 minutes]

  • Rosedown Plantation (#1119)

    Visit one of the most extravagant houses in the Old South. Whiskey Cake is prepared. [26 minutes]

  • The Battle of New Orleans (#1120)

    The victory that changed the course of American history is discussed. John Seago poaches pears. [26 minutes]

  • Italian Immigration to America (#1121)

    Joe Maselli enlightens with the story of local Italian immigrants and their culinary contributions. [26 minutes]

  • Italian Entrepreneurs (#1122)

    Meet the truck farmers, citrus importers, grocers & restaurateurs of the area's food industry. [26 minutes]

  • St. Joseph's Day Altars (#1123)

    Explore the continuing Sicilian and South Louisiana tradition of the St. Joseph Day altars. [26 minutes]

  • New Orleans' Creoles (#1124)

    Jan Bradford of the Hermann-Grima House introduces us to the fascinating Creoles of New Orleans. [26 minutes]

  • The Creoles of Cane River (#1125)

    Chef Folse joins Lillie Delphin as she prepares baked cushaw, a favorite Creole dish. [26 minutes]

  • German Christmas (#1126)

    Celebrate a traditional German Christmas with Glenn Falgoust, Frieda Arwe and Josie Thevis. [26 minutes]

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