Monthly Archives: October 2010

Skip the gumbo, go for dessert (Cajun Xpress)

Aromas can be deceiving on calm, overcast and humid Gulf Coast days. The elevator in the medical building smelled of burning candles like the elevator smelled on ritual days in the college sorority dorm.  When we arrived at the deli to celebrate my … Continue reading

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Sci Fi Crab with a “K”

I chuckled when I read the seafood festival planner’s comments .  . “there will be no crab with a ‘k’” he had boasted to the newspaper reporter.  Crab with a “k” is artificial crab, a strange Japanese concoction of minced … Continue reading

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Blessed be the Trinity (Frank and Lola’s – Margaritaville)

The mantra of gumbo cooks is The Holy Trinity — onion, celery, bell pepper. Amen.   Great gumbo begins with the Trnity, then is flavored with inspiration of availability.  The chef at Frank and Lola’s Restaurant inside Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Hotel … Continue reading

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Chicken gumbo for the soul

Gumbo is a deep South comfort food. Chicken gumbo, that is. Granted, it’s not trendy or traditional like the chicken noodle soup pictured on the cover of Chicken Soup for the Soul.  And after September Eleventh, chicken noodle soup, not … Continue reading

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