Gumbo is one of those specialty dishes from way out yonder. It’s a New Orleans, spicy awesome, mishmash, sort of like any other stew… but for some reason I don’t ever think I can make that kind of a dish. I spent a few years in the South, so I came to love that style of down-home, spicy cooking. In the past, I would just say, “if I can’t make it at home, I’ll get that when I eat out.”
Well, in California there aren’t that many New Orleans inspired restaurants - at least not that I am aware of. So I’ve had to clear a few hurdles in my mind in regards to what I “can” and “can’t” cook at home. I mean really, what can’t I cook at home? Anything that I would want to eat, right? Somebody makes it. So can I!