Gumbo Guide

“Along the food-crazy Gulf Coast, gumbo isn’t so much a dish as it is a culinary genre like stew or soup — a broad category that can include a wide range of core ingredients and cooking techniques. In the broadest sense, gumbo is a savory, thick-bodied middle ground between stew and soup — a hearty concoction, chunky with the bounty of barnyard, water and sky … A serious cook’s signature gumbo can be as unique as their thumbprint.”

—Pableaux Johnson, “Gumbo & the Gulf Coast,” My Rouses Everyday, November/December 2016