Monthly Archives: March 2011

A gumbo smorgasbord

Yesterday I had my fill of gumbo. I didn’t think that was possible but the seventeen cooks at the Gumbo Cookoff in Gulf Breeze proved me wrong.  The competitors, A Rotary Chick stirs the team’s brew many of whom are … Continue reading

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Did you hear the one about the gumbo cook?

The reggae-clad cook at the deli said to the customer, “Try those voodoo-gumbo chips. They’re good.” I know it sounds like the opening line for a joke, but it actually happened yesterday. When I heard the word gumbo, my senses … Continue reading

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Gumbo and Antiques

A good thing about living in a coastal community is that a gumbo gourmand can order gumbo at the most unusual places. Who would imagine antique browsing on a Sunday in sleepy Milton, Florida, at the Old Post Office Antique … Continue reading

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Play a guitar and cook gumbo on stage? Why not?

The Sauce Boss is in town and tonight he cooked up some pretty cool blues and some hot gumbo before a live audience in Gulf Breeze. It was a first for me,  a gumbo diarist. It was one of those you … Continue reading

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Team Gumbo – a profile in courage

Corporate sponsors, line up. If you’re looking for a prize-winning gumbo cook for the March 26 Gumbo Cook Off in Gulf Breeze, here’s your man. Son Number Two has inherited the gumbo gene from his grandfather, and he’s cooking. From … Continue reading

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Fly, fly away

I wish Caribbean Soup was still around. It was a funky little soup and sandwich place on Gregory Street that was operated by a regional restaurant chain. It must have been a trial balloon – or maybe the word in … Continue reading

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