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Cochon De Lait Festival (1996)

A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Company



Genre: Cooking

Place Covered: Mansura, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-12-7

Duration: 00:24:49

Subjects: Folse, John D. | Chefs | Food | Cooking, American -- Louisiana style | Cooking, Cajun | FESTIVALS | Cochon de Lait Festival (Mansura, La.) | Cooking (Pork) | White Oak Plantation (La.) | PLANTATIONS | Soups | Cooking (Beans) | Cheese | Fireplace cooking


  • Folse, John Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Kiene, Paul Guest


In this episode from the “Fairs & Festivals of Louisiana” series of “A Taste of Louisiana” from December 7, 1996, Chef John Folse visits the Cochon de Lait Festival in Mansura. He prepares a Fire-Roasted Pig in the outdoor kitchen at White Oak Plantation. In the indoor kitchen, he cooks White Bean & Tasso Soup. He also prepares Hog’s Head Cheese and talks about open-hearth cooking and antique kitchen appliances with Paul Kiene, a food historian and “hearth master” from Orange Grove Plantation.