• John Laudun deposited Gumbo This: The State of a Dish in the group Group logo of GS Folklore, Myth, and Fairy TaleGS Folklore, Myth, and Fairy Tale on MLA Commons 3 years, 8 months ago

    Gumbo has become the metaphorical melting pot of Louisiana, often reducing complex histories to simple lists of ingredients. This essay offers a more complex history of the dish itself, as well as refuting some of the common misconceptions about the dish and Louisiana foodways found in popular media.