13 Ways to Taste the Globe

New Orleans: Seafood Gumbo

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This quintessentially Creole stew has been cooked in the south for almost 300 years. Its name is thought to come from ki ngombo , the term for okra in the Central Bantu dialect of West Africa--homeland to many of the slaves brought to colonial Louisiana. Okra is the main thickening agent in many varieties of gumbo. View recipe here .


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