If you’ve wandered over to this part of the site, you’re likely curious about what this whole Latin and Lagniappe thing is all about, right?
Lagniappe is a wonderful Gulf Coastal word that means “a little something extra.” It’s those extra tomatoes the merchant throws in at the market when you’re buying your lettuce and carrots. It’s that jar of local honey that the farmer throws in when you’re buying your fresh strawberries. It’s those extra special and unexpected things added in that make something even more special. And who doesn’t love it when they get a little something extra?
Where Latin Meets Lagniappe is all about making tasty, extra special, and unforgettable Southern-ish (because I’m from South Alabama) and Latin-inspired (because my husband’s family is from South America) recipes.
In our multicultural house, we are always celebrating different cultures and diversifying the dinner table. And I believe food truly has power that can transcend language. I hope you’ll pull up a chair on my “front porch,” enjoy the lagniappe, and stay a while!