Welcome to a "gumbo" of flavors, cultures, and local dishes from the bayous, beaches, coral reefs, and fishing villages of America's Gulf Coast. This book is filled with recipes from the people who inhabit the cities and towns spanning the coast along the Gulf of Mexico--from Key West, Florida, to Brownsville, Texas. This is an ode to down-home cooking with more than 200 recipes.
How about a bowl of Alabama Seafood Gumbo? Or maybe some Louisiana Sticky Slaw? These enticing dishes are more than simply southern Cooking, Cajun, or Tex-Mex. More than Italian, Greek, or Cuban. These recipes reflect the melting pot of cuisines brought to the Gulf shores by Creole, Mexican, Cuban, West Indian, Dutch, African, Spanish, Greek, Italian, and French settlers--and they're pure American.