FRANCE: FORT ST. JEAN BAPTISTE AND THE COLONIAL
Corn and venison stew is prepared. Traditional music from the French colonial period is performed.
Early settlers faced many hardships in taming Louisiana's wilderness. There were no formal communities or laws, food was scarce and there were very few women. Chef Folse visits with Rick Seale at Fort St. Jean Baptiste in Natchitoches about life on the Louisiana frontier. Then, Darren Vermillion demonstrates how to make corn and venison stew. Neil and Donna Wilkinson perform traditional music from the French colonial period.