It is officially Gumbo Season here in Southwest Louisiana. My favorite is Seafood Gumbo. I love to eat it, hate to cook it. It takes me at least 3 days to make a gumbo, this why I haven’t made one in over 5 years. It takes time for me to get it right. I am also begging my close friends to make one big ole pot of seafood gumbo. No takers yet.
I have also learned over the years: that all Gumbo is not “Good Gumbo”. This is why I was happy to hear about the 8th Annual Charity Gumbo Cook-Off sponsored by the Shining Star Lodge #262 in Sunset. It’s all you can eat too. I am bringing my Louisiana hot sauce just in case I need it and my own special spoon.
The “Cooking For A Cause Cook-Off” is Saturday, November 9 from Noon to 8 pm, at the IFBS Lodge in Leonville. I plan to eat my way through all the categories, Traditional, Chicken & Sausage, Smoke Meat, Shrimp, Seafood, Okra, Wild Game and more. Awards will be given in each category: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Peoples Choice Award. The entry fee is $60 per team.
The entry fee is $60 per team. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Senior Citizens and children 6 and under are admitted FREE. The proceeds will be used to help families this holiday season, with gifts and food.
For more information contact: Oscar Walker at 337-288-1330, Mark Collins at 337-230-5278 or Kendal Sylvester at 337-224-8550.