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** Gumbo Life by Ken Wells

Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou┬átells the story of how gumbo was invented (and there are lots of candidate origins for it) and, along the way, the story of the author’s family who has lived for several generations in a Louisiana bayou. And of course, there are many delectable recipes.

My favorite part of the book were the family stories, many showing the woeful poverty of the recent past and the environmental losses brought about by poor management of the bayous. This is much more than a cookbook.

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