Monthly Archives: January 2015

There’s no gumbo in Bead Town

Mosaic artist Stephan Wanger catches Mardi Gras beads and recycles them into art. I went to the Mobile Museum of Art exhibit “Art and Design of Mardi Gras” to see costumes, float designs, crown jewels and masks, but in a … Continue reading

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Pack up all your cares and woes, it’s gumbo cookoff time

The World Championship Gumbo Cookoff in New Iberia, Louisiana, might be better than any festival I’ve ever attended — even the time I danced to a zydeco band in the streets of Arlington, Texas. Just watching the video of the … Continue reading

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Gumbo Z’herbes — the gumbo that keeps on giving

My dilemma after making the 15-green gumbo was what to do with all those leftover greens taking up three refrigerator shelves and weighing in at 14 pounds. I tackled them first by size. The whopping cabbage turned into stuffed cabbage, … Continue reading

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Bad Luck: Blame the Chicory

I finished 2014 by making Gumbo Z’Herbes for the first time for New Year’s Day. Leon Soniat writes it’s the greatest of all gumbos and John Besh raves about it, but after a day and a half of shopping and … Continue reading

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