I’ve never been to a Mardi Gras celebration before. I’ve never been to New Orleans before. I think I would like to go to both one day, despite my being an introvert. Mardi Gras just so I can say that I did it. New Orleans, mainly for the food (of course).
And speaking of food, another disclosure: until now, I’ve never even cooked or had real gumbo before. That one, I’ll concede is a bit more serious. I’ve made Jambalaya several times before, but gumbo was something I hadn’t tackled. I wouldn’t even order it in a restaurant if it was on the menu. Why?
Sigh. Well…the word ‘gumbo’ itself derives from the vegetable okra and….I don’t like okra.
Actually, false. I don’t not like okra. I kinda hate it. A lot.
I know. But it’s true. I just can’t get with that gelatinous inner texture. Triggers my gag reflex…
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