Gumbo Ya-Ya

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Appears in
Hot and Spicy

By Marlena Spieler

Published 1985

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Deep and rich, with layers of flavour revealed in each bite, this is what gumbo should be. It is said that Louisiana cooking is like jazz - an improvisation in the kitchen of classic cooked from the soul, a freewheeling potful of whatever happens to be around: it could be raccoon or alligator as easily as chicken or duck. And the spicing should be assertive enough to grab your attention rather than remain in the background.

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