Jambalaya can have sausage, chicken, shrimp, or duck, tomatoes or no tomatoes; gumbo can be thick or thin or dark or light.
So people stayed home and cooked big pots of red beans and gumbo.
The cafeteria style stop is basically a comfort food joint—think baby back ribs, shrimp and grits, and gumbo—done well.
Spoon the rice into the center of the gumbo, and sprinkle each serving with green onions and parsley.
Lena Richard was a black caterer and owner of the gumbo House who published New Orleans Cookbook in 1940.
I hear rumors of gumbo for dinner, too, an' I sho' is glad I done turned from grace.
And Thackeray's picture of gumbo carrying in the soup tureen!
In his ordinary temper the most humane of men, he simply raged at gumbo.
When cattle get into gumbo, the farmers send for the stump-dynamite and try blasting.
In a state of almost starvation they hold their gumbo balls twice a week.
1805, from Louisiana French, probably ultimately from Central Bantu dialect (cf. Mbundu ngombo "okra").