First you make a roux…..
A little magic, a little science, a little art, gumbo is a Creole cook’s expression of affection; a one pot love affair for friends and family, alike.
There are as many types of gumbo as there are Thibodeaux in Louisiana, but the one you’ll find most often on a Cajun-country stove is Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo. Often considered a "beginners gumbo", it's the gumbo most cooks cut their culinary teeth on, however it's best undertaken with the assistance of a good recipe, and an understanding of ingredients and procedures.
Join me, in partnership with Kitchen Underground, this Monday, November 9, 2015, for an informative tour of local brewery Hops & Grain, followed by an instructional, interactive cooking class, breaking down the basic bones of this iconic dish, beginning with the mighty and indispensable ROUX. We'll talk gumbo history, differences in Creole and Cajun cuisine, other types of gumbo, and ratios, processes ,and proven combinations of ingredients that can be adopted for any type of meat or vegetable gumbo.
You’ll be as entertained as you are enlightened by hints, tips, family secrets, and raucous stories about life in Bayou Country while feasting on traditional Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo and rice, with a chunk of bread perfect for "sopping" every last drop. We'll finish this feast with the best dessert THAT side of the Mississippi—Bread Pudding and Hard Sauce with a Texas-brewed twist.
Come join us, cher, it’s going to be a BIG TIME. We're going to laissez les bon temps rouler!
The Hops & Grain tasting room, featuring award-winning craft beer for purchase will be open during class!
Gumbo Class, Dinner, and Brewery Tour
Tickets available here
Monday, November 9
Class will be held at Hops & Grain Brewery. All class participants must be 21+.
Once you have mastered this classic, look for upcoming gumbo recipes on Notes from Maggie's Farm including Gumbo Z'herbes (Greens Gumbo) with Smoked Pork Necks, Fingerling Potato & Onion Gumbo with Ham Shanks, Fresh Pea and Tasso Gumbo, Vegetable Gumbo for Vegetarians and Vegans, Creole Seafood Gumbo, Wild Game Gumbo, Smoked Turkey Gumbo, Oyster and Mirliton Gumbo, Duck and Sausage Gumbo, and more.
It's Gumbo weather, y'all. Let's get down to delicious business.