December 17, 2015
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As I mentioned last week, I judged the Gumbo/Bread Pudding/Potato Salad competition at the Festival of the Bonfires in St. James Parish. Unique to that parish is Red Bean Gumbo, which I'd never heard of until, earlier this year, we started researching for a story on the Christmas Eve bonfires that are built along the banks of the Mississippi river. If you have a copy of the holiday edition of LK&C there's a recipe for it; it's astonishingly good. There were more than 20 entries in the Red Bean category at the festival, so now I've tasted the best of the best and will definitely add it to my winter rotation. Red Bean Gumbo. Who knew?
You'll get an abbreviated version of the newsletter next week; I'm leaving Tuesday for Los Angeles, where it's supposed to be significantly colder than it is here in New Orleans. Maybe I'll actually get to wear that beautiful red sweater I bought a month ago for this holiday season...
Enjoy this week's recipes, share them with family and friends, and, as always, let me know what's on your mind. Also, keep in mind that food banks struggle this time of year; consider making a donation if at all possible.
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