Sunday, October 09, 2011

Make Gumbo, Not War

I had the chance to drive down to New Iberia, LA today for the 2011 World Championship Gumbo Cook Off. The event pitches 90 different professional and amateur gumbo chefs against each other, pairs it with some local music, and throws in some Cajun hospitality making it a great place to kill a few hours on a weekend. I had a couple different gumbos, both of which were finalists and were excellent. Here are a few photos.

A couple of the booths. All of them had their own flair, boasting some specialty or another. Never knew that you could get gumbo with eggs in it...guess I am a rookie. 

Wayne Toups was in town this afternoon. If you are looking for some genuine local music from around here, you can't go wrong with a little WT. 

Gotta love the hippie theme of this year's cook off. People were dressed up in 70's garb all over the place. There were of course, the required set of tie-die t-shirts.

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