I’m a Canary Island descendant of Louisiana and I was just curious if anyone ever heard of us or our culture. Dime la verdad. ~ Viva Los Isleños en Luisiana!
You have a fascinating heritage and culture. The islenos of St. Bernard Parrish can trace their roots in Louisiana back to the original Spaniards who came to Louisiana and before that, Tenerife and the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands were the first place colonized by the Spanish Empire in the 1300s.
Unfortunately, many families were affected by Hurricane Katrina,
as well as your Los Islenos of the Canary Islands Museum.
I thought you and others might like this website.
Better Than Ezra
Harry Connick Jr
Jerry Lee Lewis
Ok and Britany Spears–I can’t leave her out
Thanks Lolitta, I knew I’d forget some!
Harry Connick Jr.
Jerry Lee Lewis
What are some famous people in Louisiana? I know Britney Spears but i don’t mean JUST singers and actors also like sports players and other things people are famous for… Thanks so much <3
Best-selling author Anne Rice who has written a number of books, including "Interview with the Vampire" which is probably her most popular. Many of her books are set in New Orleans where she was born and raised. I’m presently reading her book "Angel Time"…a really good book.
Cajun Style – South Louisiana Cooking "Haricots Rouges"
w/Seasonings and Vegetables
Traditional Monday Red Beans And Rice
1 lb red beans, soaked in about 2 quarts water overnight
3 ribs celery, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2 T Zatarain’s Parsley Flakes
1/4 t Zatarain’s Cayenne Pepper
1 package smoked sausage, cut in 1/4-inch thick slices
Serve over Zatarain’s Long Grain Parboiled Rice
Rinse and drain soaked beans; place in a 5 to 6-quart pot and add 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours, or until beans are tender.
Stir occasionally. Add remaining ingredients and salt to taste; simmer for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add water as necessary.
Serve over Zatarain’s Extra Long Grain Parboiled Rice hot rice.
I am from UK, and want to try and cook some Louisiana dishes,
Two versions of a Louisiana staple
Red Beans and Rice Recipe
If you have access to ham hocks and not shanks, you may want to make up the difference in meat (hocks have much less meat) with sausage. Just take 1/2 pound of Andouille sausage, slice, brown first before adding to the beans with the ham shanks. If you do not eat pork, you might try making this with smoked turkey sausage, in which case I would replace some of the water with chicken stock.
1 lb dry small red beans
1 1/2 to 2 lbs meaty ham shanks
4 cups water
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups)
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons of Cajun or Creole seasoning (Tony Chachere’s or Zatarains) or to taste*
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooked white rice (from about 3 cups raw rice)
*If you don’t have access to packaged seasoning, just skip it and add some thyme (fresh or dried), a bay leaf (in with the beans and shanks in step 2), and a little paprika
**We used a combo of Chipotle Tabasco sauce and regular Tabasco, could also use cayenne pepper
1 Place dried beans in a large bowl and cover them with cold water by a couple of inches. Let soak for 8 hours or overnight. (You can quick soak them by putting them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them, covering them by 2 inches, then letting them soak for two hours.) Drain.
2 Place beans, ham shanks, garlic, chopped onion, and water in a large (8-quart) pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover, simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender.
3 Remove ham shanks from the pot to a dish. Let cool slightly then shred the meat away from the bones. Return the meat back to the pot. Add the celery, bell peppers, Worcestershire and seasonings. Cover and cook for another hour or until the mixture gets thick. Season to taste with Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper.
Serve over rice.
Louisiana Beans and Rice
2 cups red beans
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 bay leaf
dash cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 meaty ham bone or ham hock
hot cooked rice
2 lbs sliced smoked sausage
Wash beans, soak overnight. Drain well. In a large kettle, combine beans with onion, garlic, salt, bay leaf, pepper, and ham hocks; cover with cold water. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until done. Add sliced smoked sausage about 30 minutes before serving.
Serve with hot cooked rice.
can somone please compare travel in shanghai to travel in louisiana?i dont mean tracel TO shanghai but IN?
you can drive cars in both, drive on highways, sidestreets but you will find far less traffic in Louisana, you can take the subway, a bus, train, truck, boat and so on
the signs here in Shanghai will be in Chinese, Pinyin and English (in most cases), the Chinese drive offensively (all looking forward and moving forward and merging from all different directions)