In order to bring the flavors and spirit of her native New Orleans to the small island of Little Gale, Maine, Camille Melancon opens an authentic creole cafe that she calls The Little Gale Gumbo Cafe. And soon, even the most suspicious islanders can’t get enough of her traditional creole food. From shrimp etouffee to Camille’s trademark seafood gumbo, the residents of Little Gale Island quickly find themselves addicted to the wondrous tastes of creole cooking. For Camille, the cafe’s menu is her way of bringing her roots to her new home and sharing it with her new family.
What about you? If you had to design a menu to capture your history, your home, what would it include?