Monthly Archives: April 2016

Wagons Ho! Gumbo L’Amour

I don’t know when writer Louis L’Amour had time to eat. He was way too busy writing 89 novels and researching the food people ate in a given time and place. A stickler for accuracy and detail, this writer of … Continue reading

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Mississippi’s William Faulkner: Gumbo With American Writers

If William Faulkner had mastered gumbo, his recipe probably would have been featured in The Great American Writers’ Cookbook. It was, after all, written by his niece Dean Faulkner Wells. Bill Faulkner knew his way around the kitchen, though, and had a … Continue reading

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Dining with American Writers: Gumbo for Tennessee Williams

I’m not cooking gumbo for playwright Tennessee Williams. Instead, I’m taking him to The Gumbo Shop at 630 St. Peter, which happens to be right next door to 632½ St. Peter in New Orleans’ French Quarter. That’s where he wrote … Continue reading

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