Cheap Thrills Cuisine by Bill Lombardo & Thach Bui

Cheap Thrills Cuisine

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  1. Michael Thorton

    Michael Thorton said, about 4 years ago

    I’ve been looking for a gumbo recipe for the longest time. This one is gonna be great.

  2. cragzot

    cragzot said, about 4 years ago

    Are you kidding? This is not a gumbo recipe. Some kind of weird stew, but by no means gumbo. Being from south Louisiana I know gumbo, and this is not gumbo.

  3. Jimmy Hopkins

    Jimmy Hopkins GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @cragzot

    Admittedly I don’t know anything about gumbo, but most foods have different varieties, similar to regional varieties of BBQ. This may be the version of gumbo where they live.

  4. runar

    runar said, about 4 years ago

    Anything with okra is off my list.

  5. PatyAnn

    PatyAnn said, about 4 years ago

    This strip is a collaboration of a Canadian chef and a Vietnamese cartoonist.
    Just because something is different than what you are used to does not mean it is wrong.
    And by definition, it is gumbo.
    Gumbo is a stew or thick soup that typically consists primarily of a strongly-flavored stock, meat or shellfish (sometimes both), a thickener, and seasoning vegetables, which can include celery, bell peppers, and onions (a trio known in some cuisines as the “holy trinity”). Gumbo is often categorized by the type of thickener used: the African vegetable okra, the Choctaw spice filé powder (dried and ground sassafras leaves), or roux, the French base made of flour and fat.

  6. JoPhan

    JoPhan said, about 4 years ago

    Runar, if you don’t like okra, leave it out and put in a little file powder at the very end. (Both of them are thickeners; unless you know what you’re doing, you don’t want to use both.)

    And Cragzot, it may not be a real gumbo, but it’s probably close enough to give you an idea what it’s like and maybe get you interested in learning more about it.

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