Gumbo, Fall Food to Enjoy

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Gumbo . . . The word draws grins and contented looks from our boys every time. Their dad's gumbo is by far a good, if not great, representation of all things good in the fall. What is gumbo? Gumbo is an aromatic stew or soup hailing from southern Louisiana back in the 18th century or so I'm told ...

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