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Stories of community, told around a pot of gumbo

On Christmas Eve I make our family’s traditional Christmas Eve meal — gumbo. Seven miles from here, across the Bob Sykes Bridge, Barb Stahl cooks gumbo for her family on Pensacola Beach. We’re both using different ingredients and different recipes, … Continue reading

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Turning the Tables: Judging a Gumbo Cookoff

A great a panel of gumbo cookoff  judges is like a pot of gumbo – diverse in ingredients and rich in flavor.  Of course, I didn’t know this until I met the other judges in the 11th Annual Gulf Breeze … Continue reading

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No crow in my gumbo, please

Forget the gumbo. I confess. My People Choice’s Vote went for the Whiskey Sauce and Pecan Bread Pudding at the Gulf Breeze Rotary Gumbo Cookoff. The Arcadia Team cooked the best whiskey sauce I’ve ever eaten, and even served it … Continue reading

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