What Makes the Best Gumbo?

Locals weigh in on what makes a good gumbo.

National Gumbo Day is Thursday, Oct. 11, so we reached out to some locals to find out their gumbo secrets.

First, you make a roux, then the options are endless. However, in some local kitchens, there are both rules and secrets to crafting the perfect gumbo. We’re talking gumbo basics. Hear what some locals say makes the best gumbo. You might even get inspired by something new to add to your gumbo pot.