One of the best-attended cook-offs in Southwest Louisiana is the “World Famous Cajun Extravaganza/Gumbo Cook-off” that occurs the Saturday prior to Mardi Gras at the Lake Charles Civic Center. With over 50 teams competing, there are professional and amateur categories for Wild Game, Chicken and Sausage, and Seafood Gumbos. For $5, you can taste from event pot!
Learn how to make your own traditional chicken and sausage gumbo from Chef Scott Landry from Lake Charles, La.
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