Y’all know how we feel about gumbo here at Glover Gardens. Love is not too strong a word for it. Like all gumbo-makers and gumbo-lovers, we have our own history with it. There’s an ongoing series about it here in the Glover Gardens blog.
But now, courtesy of the website Eater, there’s a terrific overview of the history of gumbo – all gumbo.
The History of Gumbo: It Starts with the Roux. Behind every bowl of gumbo, there’s a complex history.by Nikesha Williams, in Eater
If you’re a gumbo-lover, the article is a good read. It’s a clear-eyed history – including the dark era of slavery – of how we got to this “fusion of culinary creativity that all landed in one massive pot”.
How did I find out about this article? One of The Wonderfuls, a long-time Glover Gardens reader who publishes the Storyteller blog, sent it to me. How awesome is that? Thanks, Ray! It’s now a part of the Glover Gardens Gumbo Series. And I’ve made progress on the recipe, which will be published here soon, I promise.
See the rest of the Gumbo Series here.