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Kent House (1994)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, 31.3034183, -92.4852091

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1994-06-04

Duration: 00:24:23

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Chefs | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Cajun | Cooking, Creole -- Louisiana style | Food | PLANTATIONS | Kent Plantation House (La.) | CREOLES | Cooking (Pork) | Cooking (Sausages) | Cooking (Apples) | Cooking (Radishes) | Fireplace cooking


  • Folse, John Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Fourrier, Clay Producer
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • DeBlieux, Robert Guest
  • Donaldson, Marion Guest


In this episode from the “Plantation Celebrations” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from June 4, 1994, Chef John Folse visits Kent House Plantation in Alexandria. During his visit, he talks to Robert “Bobby” DeBlieux, an authority on Creole culture, Creole plantations and Creole bereavement traditions. In the kitchen, he cooks Smothered Pork Sausage with Honeyed Apples and Creamed Radishes. He also prepares Honeyed Apple Rings and discuses open hearth cooking with Marion Donaldson, a hearthside cook at Kent House Plantation.