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Compiled by Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society

Los Isleños (Canary Islanders) Cookbook: Recipes from Spanish Louisiana

  • Los Isleños are descendants of Canary Islanders who immigrated to St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, beginning in 1778. In the interceding 200-plus years, los Isleños have combined ingredients from Spanish, French, Italian, and other cuisines to create a rich gumbo that remains unique to their particular brand of cooking.

    More than 800 recipes that reflect this culinary heritage have been gathered here- many of which had to be painstakingly translated from "a pinch of this" and "a handful of that" to more exact measurements.

    Each chapter begins with a historical fact about los Isleños and general cooking tips and ends with space to list favorite recipes and their page numbers.

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