Tank McNamara by Bill Hinds

Tank McNamara

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    When I make my gumbos, I don’t tell the Yankees about okra. They never know its in there and they love the food.
    Secret of eating, if it taste good – eat it. Compliment the chef but don’t ask the ingredients.
    Especially true when traveling in Southeast Asia and Africa !

  2. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, almost 4 years ago

    Aww, Yankees have gumbo… Its called chowder…. Now us Kentuckians? We have gumbo too… we call it burgoo!

  3. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s not gumbo without okra.

  4. jbmlaw

    jbmlaw said, almost 4 years ago

    Best gumbo I ever ate was at either Port Sulphur or Buras – cannot remember – at a place where the fishing boats backed up to the restaurant. The waitress brought out what appeared to be a bowl of mud, full of invertebrate “stuff.” It was magnificent, one of the two or three best meals I ever enjoyed. Think it cost around $3.50 in 1984.

  5. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, almost 4 years ago

    @Colonel Claus
    Burgoo made it to Illinois (maybe following Lincoln up there?) A whole lot of small towns in central Illinois have annual burgoo picnics in the summer. Of course, I’ve heard that REAL burgoo requires possum or raccoon so I suppose I’ve only had the genteel version……..

  6. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve learned that keeping an open mind on local customs and cuisine is essential when visiting new places. And the locals love it when an out-of-towner – even a (spit) damyankee – asks about the signature dishes offered at the community water holes.

  7. chasm_b

    chasm_b GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    There’s okra gumbo and file’ gumbo which uses sassafras root as the thickener.

  8. Bill Hinds

    Bill Hinds GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Disturbing cartoon I posted on my Tank Facebook page about concussions in the NFL:


  9. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago

    But Alton Brown’s a Damnyankee, too. I’d even take that New Bedford, Mass. ex-drummer, now chef, Emril LeGasse’s recipes over Alton’s.
    ‘Course we all miss the psuedo Cajun, Justin Smith’s "onyoons " !
    Truthfully, I don’t really care for okra, unless someone really knows how to cook it.
    Problem with file’ or a roux is that, if you don’t know what your doing, you can scrw it up real easily. Same with a good risotto !

  10. brewer54

    brewer54 said, almost 4 years ago

    what you said! It has to have okra.

  11. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, almost 4 years ago

    I like gumbo but it has to have no and I repeat no Tabasco sauce and no no red pepper (ground)..I am not in Louisiana I am in Texas but someone made gumbo back in ‘93 and I liked it had a bit of red pepper and was spicy but I ate it cause I never had it before it was good mmm mmmm!!!!!..my gumbo will have seafood but if I make it for my mom it’ll be chicken and sausage cause she alllergic to shrimp and crab :’’(

  12. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 4 years ago


    I make two types of gumbos, as I do chili. One is for people like yourself who don’t like too much heat and the other is for folks who want a serious kick.
    I Never Use Tabasco Sauce
    I so use ground cayenne, real chili peppers, other peppers, and a variety of spices and hot sauces – depending on the dish.
    I love hot dishes, including pad Thai and Madras Curries but firmly believe the heat should never overpower the delicate and subtle flavors of the dish. Tabasco tends to mask rather than enhance, in my opinion.

  13. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, almost 4 years ago


    I think the original burgoo was basically any wildlife stew. I would guess rabbit, squirrel, Raccoon, what have ya. I dunno. mebe roadkill.
    My Burgoo uses Cow, Pig and chicken.

  14. Hunter7

    Hunter7 said, almost 4 years ago

    Love okra in soup and gumbo. Just wish someone would show me how to cook it right so I can do my own dishes.

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