Point No. 02, Love Where You Are From

Gumbo

Aaron Draplin is a lot of things: large, beardy, michiganian. But I prefer, inspirational. I recently came across his 50 Point Plan To Ruin Yer Career and he had me at Point No. 02:

Love Where You Are From

I’m from the great state of Louisiana. Terrebonne parish to be exact. Home of Mardi Gras, the Saints, and a history of nasty hurricanes - not to mention drinking openly on the street which makes the last three things even better.

I love it.

I moved to Los Angeles four years ago to make it in music… web development. It’s different. But I’ve done everything I can to bring that Louisiana feeling here:

Tonight I’ll be live-blogging my Mom’s (or maybe it was her Mom’s, I’ll check) Chicken Gumbo recipe. Gumbo is a roux-based (flour and fat) soup dish that originated in south Louisiana. It’s damn tasty and the nicest hit of home nostalgia you can fit in a bowl. Check out the ingredients below and then scroll down to the live blog recipe for instructions. I’m off to cut some onions.

 Ingredients

 Live Blog Recipe

 
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