Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jesse's Creole Gumbo

What better time to share an authentic gumbo recipe? Mardi Gras is right around the corner. Jesse had a mighty fine technique with this New Orleans classic. Comfort food at it's best here. Cooking up a big ole batch of this will surely make you feel like you are right there in the French Quarter.
On that note, another oldie but goodie from Jesse Willis Lewis, in honor of Black History Month.



  1. My father is from Bay St. Louis and has an original copy of this cookbook. This is just one of many recipe's I have copied from it over the year and it is DEFINITELY the best gumbo recipe ever!

  2. It is truly a remarkable book. A friend of mine found this copy in a local thrift store. I enjoy reading it. Jesse was a classic example of an American success story. Simplistic cooking will always win out. Thank you for checking out my blog, which has been pitifully neglected as of late. I am proud to spread the word about Jesse and his awesome recipes. Thanks for responding, and it is good gumbo weather, thanks for the reminder:)