My wife began preparing Gumbo during the snow event in South Mississippi tonight. She consuted her old standbys- "New Orleans Recipes" (Bremer), "Recipes & Reminiscesces of New Orleans" (Covenant), & "All About Good", (Lafayette). After a bit she called me in saying that it seemed so stange that Garlic was never included in the OLD recipes for Gumbo. All the modern ones seem to list garlic as an ingredient. Is there a story here?