Sunday, April 11

Gumbo Goodness

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Hearty Southern comforts meet Creole cooking traditions

Gumbo has some tangles in its roots. While based on Creole cooking, it incorporates typically Southern items that are plentiful at farmers markets throughout our area. The vegetable base of tomatoes, okra, onions and peppers are as inexpensive as ever right now. The meat is where it tends to get confusing. Some contain sausage, and others have shrimp — with chicken occasionally thrown into the mix. No matter which you select, all are stirred together to make a comforting, budget-friendly meal that can be frozen for later use if necessary. So from an area known as The Big Easy, you’ve got an incredibly easy dish to feed a hungry crowd with Tennessee style!

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Pick Tennessee Products is a promotion of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture developed to help consumers recognize and choose foods grown or processed in Tennessee. As Pick Tennessee Products spokesperson, Tammy Algood develops recipes featuring Tennessee food products. To learn more about Tennessee food products and to find more recipes, go to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Market Development website at www.Pick TnProducts.org or contact Algood at 615-837-5160 or tammy.algood@tn.gov.

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Tammy Algood develops for The Tennessee Magazine recipes that feature farm-fresh Tennessee food. Those fresh, local ingredients will always add cleaner, more flavorful foods to your table. We recommend visiting local farms and farmers markets to find the freshest seasonal produce. For more information about our recipes, contact Algood at talgood@tnelectric.org.

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