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Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana




For kids who want to cook—Louisiana style! Kid Chef Eliana keeps the good times rolling in this kid-friendly cookbook of Louisiana cuisine. With nearly thirty exciting recipes from meat pies to boudin balls to Mardi Gras king cake, Eliana undertakes a culinary journey exploring unique gastronomic traditions from all regions of the state. With Eliana’s help, your delicious dishes are sure to satisfy the taste buds of all ages!



Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #307883 in Books
  • Published on: 2013-02-27
  • Released on: 2013-02-27
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.10″ h x .40″ w x 9.10″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 64 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana

“A pint-sized culinary phenomenon!” —New Orleans Times-Picayune

“I predict you will be a big success.” —Chef Rocco DiSpirito

Kid Chef Eliana grew up in a family of cooks. With grandparents from Cajun Louisiana, the Philippines, Cuba, and Honduras, Eliana’s recipes have International flair. She loves traveling and spending time in the kitchen with her family. Eliana says, “Cooking is so much fun. You can be creative and invent new recipes.”

At ten years old, Kid Chef Eliana was chosen as one of thirteen Latinos profiled in a museum exhibit at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans. She is a featured kid chef on, a national Web site for kid foodies. She has cooked with celebrity Chef John Besh and has been a featured chef at many festivals, including the New Orleans Seafood Festival, the Louisiana Book Festival, and the French Market Creole Tomato Festival.

Kid Chef Eliana’s mission is to educate kids and inspire them to explore new foods because good food is more than chicken nuggets and French fries. Her motto is “Cool kids cook and get creative in the kitchen!”

From the Back Cover

“Kid Chef Eliana is an inspiration to kid and adult chefs alike and in Cool Kids Cook, her passion shines through.”
—Chef John Besh, author of My New Orleans and My Family Table

“Eliana is a very talented young girl. She represents the new generation of chefs—who’s passionate about where she’s from and where she’s going.”
—Chef Aarón Sanchez, author, and co-star of Food Network’s Heat Seekers andChopped

“This Cool Cookbook is for anyone who loves the flavors and aromas of down-home Louisiana cooking.”
—Chef LaLa, chef, nutritionist, and author of Yummy for Your Tummy

Kid Chef Eliana is the youngest person ever named a 40 Under 40 mover and shaker by Gambit and is one of the 10 Most Famous Kid Critics and Cooks in the world, according to the Daily Meal and Fox News. She has a global weekly radio show called Cool Kids Cook on the VoiceAmerica Kids network, part of the VoiceAmerica network with more than 4.6 million monthly listeners. Eliana was a competitor in Superchef Kids, a national cooking competition webisode series produced by the creators of Iron Chef®, sponsored by Bounty® paper towels, and hosted by Carla Hall of ABC’s The Chew. She has appeared on national television shows, including The Wendy Williams Show.

Her mom and co-author, Dianne de Las Casas, is an award-winning author of many titles including The Cajun Cornbread Boy, a storyteller, and the founder of Picture Book Month.

Soleil Lisette, Eliana’s big sister, is a talented graphic artist who has illustrated several books.

About the Author 
Kid Chef Eliana won a 2013 Parents’ Choice Approved award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation for her first cookbook, Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana. The teen author hosts a weekly radio show on VoiceAmerica. She has shared the cooking stage with Chef John Besh, filmed with Chef Aaron Sanchez and Chef Carla Hall, and appeared on the Wendy Williams Show. Guests on her radio show include some of the top chefs in the nation. A 2013 recipient of Gambit’s 40 Under 40 award, Eliana has a full plate of appearances and cooking demos along with teaching a Young Chefs Rock! culinary camp through the Louisiana Children’s Museum in New Orleans. She lives at with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.

Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, recording artist, and founder of the celebrated November Is Picture Book Month initiative. She hunts and pecks a good story everywhere she goes. Her work has earned rave reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, and Kirkus. She performs worldwide at schools, conferences, and special events and is the author of many picture books with Pelican, including Mama’s Bayou, The House That Witchy Built, and Blue Frog: The Legend of Chocolate. She lives with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.

Soleil Lisette is Eliana’s big sister. She is a talented graphic artist and enjoys working with her sister and mother both in and out of the kitchen.


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