Author: Sheila Simmons, Kent Whitaker
Paperback: 256 pages
When you think about Louisiana cuisine, Gumbo is one of the first dishes that comes to mind. In fact, Louisianans love the dish so much that gumbo was named the official state cuisine in 2004. Since 1973, Bridge City has celebrated gumbo every October with its Bridge City Gumbo Festival. Nicknamed the Gumbo Capital of the World, Bridge City honors this traditional Louisiana dish with an entire weekend of festivities, including a gumbo cook-off, live music, carnival rides, games, arts & crafts, and more. You don’t need a Cajun cookbook or heirloom Cajun recipes to try the Chicken Sausage Gumbo festival recipe from Louisiana Hometown. Without a doubt, you’ll fall in love from the very first bite with this classic take on The Pelican State staple.