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How to Make Shrimp Gumbo

If you’ve lived in Southwest Louisiana long enough, then you’ve probably heard the term “gumbo weather.” Gumbo weather is what we refer to as the first cool front – and by “cool front” I mean “lows in the 60s” – and it usually inspires all of us to run to the store for our favorite Cajun ingredients…

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Unique Gumbos to Try (and Love) in Lake Charles

It’s always gumbo season in my mind. And while grandma’s recipe will always be #1, there are several local restaurants that are serving gumbo variety. Which is perfect, I can eat gumbo for every meal and never get bored with the flavors! Duck & Venison Sausage 1910 It’s no surprise in “Sportsmans…

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Get Your Gumbo On: Mardi Gras Gumbo Cook Off

Thanks to the popularity of Cajun cuisine, Louisiana cooking has become world famous. And as a big fan myself, I thought I knew most of what there is to know about the food. Until I went to Southwest Louisiana for Mardi Gras and attended the annual World Famous Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-Off…

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