Located in uptown
New Orleans, Louisiana
513 Octavia Street
(corner of Laurel)
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
Kid Chef Eliana competed on the series Super Chef Kids and has her own global, weekly radio show titled “Cool Kids Cook” on the Voice America Kids network. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including the Wendy Williams Show and is in production on her own food show. Eliana does cooking demonstrations around the state at festivals and events and loves to experiment with traditional recipes to make them healthier and easier to prepare. She lives with her family in Harvey, Louisiana.
Dianne de Las Casas, Eliana’s mother, is an award-winning author and storyteller and the founder of the celebrated November is Picture Book Month initiative. Her books include The Cajun Cornbread Boy and Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear, a book devoted to the pursuit of the most important ingredient in biscuit making! de Las Casas makes her home in Harvey, Louisiana.
Illustrator Soleil Lisette, Eliana’s big sister,has a BFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University. She is a talented graphic artist.
“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. She gives chefs like myself a lot of hope for the future.”–Chef Aarón Sanchez
“This cool cookbook is for anyone who loves the flavors and aromas of down-home Louisiana cooking. From the novice cook to the sophisticated chef, there is no age-limit on Chef Eliana’s simple and delicious approach to cooking.”–Chef LaLa, Chef and Author