By Lucy Buffett
In Gumbo Love, Lucy “LuLu” Buffett, a native of Mobile and successful restaurateur now living in Gulf Shores, shares her belief in the awesome power of gumbo with recipes from all over the Gulf Coast incorporating the influences of Caribbean, Cajun, Cuban, Mexican, Old Florida and Creole cuisines. It is described as “A delicious love letter to the Gulf Coast’s vibrant food culture.”
Filling the 336 pages populated with gorgeous photos and illustrations of recipes and the landscape, are Gulf Coast favorites from Tailgate Shrimp and Crab Dip to Lucy’s Signature Summer Seafood Gumbo, and Crab and Corn Fritters, with dozens of other seafood appetizers and main dishes. And, if you ever get tired of seafood, Lucy shares her family favorites like Daddy’s Fried Chicken, Beer-Braised Beef Brisket, Southern Fried Creamed Corn, and Greens and Grits.
Lucy combines over one hundred new recipes with old favorites. She lives by her mother’s philosophy: “Life is short-eat dessert first,” so the very first chapter is filled with delectable sweets like Classic Southern Pound Cake with Strawberries, Buttermilk Orange Chess Pie, and Salted Butterscotch Blondies. Yum!