“To understand our food, you must first understand the people who settled here and why they came to Louisiana in the first place,” Chef Folse said. “From the oldest Native American settlement in North America to the German immigrants who saved New Orleans from famine, viewers will delight in Louisiana’s rich culinary past.”
The first three episodes feature the contributions of the first Louisiana residents, the Native Americans.
In addition to historical video segments that include museums, restaurants and other historical sites around the state, the shows also include cooking segments featuring Folse and his special guests and performances by some of the state’s finest musicians.
“The enthusiasm of the audience members permeated the studio kitchen and was further enhanced by the musicians who represented the various cultures,” Folse said. “Audience feedback was imperative to the cadence of the show."
The series is underwritten by the Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Bureau, the People’s Drug Store of Houma, the Foundation for Excellence in Louisiana Public Broadcasting, and the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.