Find this classic Creole specialty in your city and discuss what makes a proper gumbo, plus share recipes, stories, and cooking tips.

What Is the Difference Between Mardi Gras and Carnival?

There's one obvious answer to the question, What is the difference between Mardi Gras and Carnival? and that's where they're celebrated. Mardi Gras is synonymous with New Orleans, and Carnival is mostly...

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jambalaya/ettouffe/gumbo for 12?

by Redbone 18 years ago

I want to have a birthday dinner party for my husband and due to construction on my house have been cooking on a campstove all summer (actually not bad). Anyway, I'd like to make some outrageous j...

Crawfish Etoufee at the Gumbo Shop

by JoeTooCool 18 years ago

I've always been suspicious of the Gumbo Shop, (the name, the ads,) but I went with friends after JazzFest and had a splendid time. The crawfish etoufee was sublime, incredibly light sauce that wa...

gumbo question

by ap 18 years ago

I've been making an awesome andouille sausage / chicken gumbo for years but once and awhile i add okra now here's my question. Do i need to saute the okra separate from the roux before hand or can...

2 questions: best gumbo and commander's palace

by viv 18 years ago

i'm going to new orleans for the first time this weekend. where's the best place to get gumbo? no texaco stops please! (seemed to be the consensus in the previous gumbo-related thread) this advice ...

Austin: Gene's to serve gumbo for Mardi Gras

by Carter B. 18 years ago

I saw this weekend that Gene's Poboys is serving gumbo tomorrow (Tues.). He said that some local TV station will be filming him making it in the morning. I think Tuesday is normally jambalaya day, ...

Rooster Gumbo - Yum Yum

by Mark M 19 years ago

Just got in from a long wedding weekend in the bay area. I managed to squeeze some time in for a great burrito at El Farralito (why cant we have these in ny!) and had a decent meal at The Slanted ...

Making duck gumbo, need advice

by Tom M 19 years ago

I'm cooking duck gumbo for a large group this weekend. I plan to cook the duck in advance by steaming it, then finishing it in a skillet in a very hot oven. I plan to strip the meat when it cools a...

Let the Gumbo debate begin!!!

by JAV 19 years ago

Folks, Can someone please advise this hungry New Yawka, where I can find the best cup of Gumbo in your wonderful Crescent City. Thanks in advance, JAV


by EMS 20 years ago

Does anyone know of any places to get really good New Orleans-style gumbo in Manhattan?

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