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Pepper Festival (1996)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: St. Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-10-26

Duration: 00:24:48

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Chefs | Food | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Cajun | FESTIVALS | St. Martinville Pepper Festival | Cooking (Peppers) | Soups | Cooking (Seafood) | Cooking (Crabs) | Cooking (Beef) | Cooking (Bacon)


  • Folse, John Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Ortego, F. P. "Red" Guest


In this episode from the “Fairs & Festivals of Louisiana” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from October 26, 1996, Chef John Folse visits the Pepper Festival in St. Martinville. In the kitchen, he cooks Roasted Red Pepper & Crab Soup and Pique Pot Roast. He also prepares Bacon & Roasted Red Pepper Finger Sandwiches with “Red” Ortego, a pepper farmer, as they discuss the health benefits of peppers and Louisiana’s use of peppers in cooking.