Synopses & Reviews
While many of these dishes, like Paella, Flan, and Sangria, may be traced back to the Canary Islands and Spain, many others, including Irish Stew, Chicken Cacciatore, and a New England Boiled Dinner, claim differing lineages.
Still others are pure Louisiana. Nine recipes are included for Gumbo, not to mention two variations of Fried Alligator!
What they all share, aside from their great taste, is the fact that they have been incorporated into the Isleno culinary lexicon. And, apparently, they like their sweets, too -- one entire chapter is devoted to Cakes, Cookies & Candies, with another reserved for Desserts & Pies.
While others may eat to live, los Islenos live to eat.
Much more than paella, flan, and empanadillas (meat pies), IsleOocuisine reflects the diverse heritage of Louisiana. The ingredientscombine to produce a healthy menu of more than 800 dishes that range fromIrish Stew and a Chow Mein Hot Dish to Chicken Cacciatore and a NewEngland Boiled Dinner.Other dishes are pure Louisianaonine different recipes for gumbo, andtwo for fried alligator, for example. And no one could forget the sweets.One entire chapter is devoted to Cakes, Cookies Candies, withanother reserved for Desserts Pies. While others may eat to live, losIsleOos live to eat
More than 800 recipes reflect the flavorful cuisine of Louisianais IsleOosomodern-day descendants of Canary Islanders who immigrated in 1778.