E is for East Bay Gumbo, F is for Filé

ELiving near a tourist area like Pensacola Beach, we year-round residents garner a special designation (and maybe a little envy). We’re the “locals.” Today’s featured recipes come from locals. The first is named for East Bay, which I can a see on a five-minute bike ride from my house. I found the recipe in Recipes and Remembrances, an out-of-print cookbook that celebrates 50 years of food and history in Gulf Breeze, Florida, my town. The second recipe is from Nola Cuisine (that’s an acronym for New Orleans, LA) and features homemade filé, though making the spice yourself isn’t required to make Filé Gumbo.East Bay Gumbo

FF is for Filé

Here’s the recipe for Filé Gumbo and even a link to make your own filé. Recipe for Filé Gumbo

Making homemade filé for friends for Christmas gifts sounded like a great idea until I read carefully. Note Step #1  — find a sassafras tree. Step #2 dry the leaves for a week. Well, maybe next Christmas. I’ve got an alphabet of gumbo to finish.

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