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Houmas House (1994)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Darrow, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, 30.1406626, -90.9372597

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-05-20

Duration: 00:24:22

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Chefs | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Cajun | Food | PLANTATIONS | Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (La.) | Cooking (Duck) | Cooking (Peaches) | Cooking (Peas) | Cooking (Sausages) | Mint juleps | MISSISSIPPI RIVER | RIVER BOATS | RIVER PILOTS


  • Folse, John Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Fourrier, Clay Producer
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Moore, Gaynell Guest
  • Manthey, Joy Guest


In this episode from the “Plantation Celebrations” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from May 20, 1994, Chef John Folse visits Houmas House in Ascension Parish, where he talks with Gaynell Moore about its history. In the kitchen, he cooks Sautéed Breast of Duck in a Peach Brandy Sauce and Green Peas with Andouille Sausage. He also prepares Mint Juleps with Captain Joy Manthey as they discuss the life of a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River.