The word gumbo typically conjures up images of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Mardi Gras floats, and a piping hot bowl of delicious soup. Though this soup was originally made in Louisiana in the 18th century, it has expanded far beyond those borders to become a favorite dish throughout the world. Restaurants everywhere have gumbo on their menus, but residents at One 51 Place can also make their very own gumbo for a delicious, homemade treat.
Gumbo is usually based from a thickener derived from okra, file powder, or roux, but what is added in after the base is completely up to the chef. When cooking up some of this soup in our apartments in Alachua, Florida, our residents may want to include:
- Cajun spices
- Andouille sausage
- Bell peppers
Look into our other tips for food and dining on this website, to find an idea for the perfect complement to your homemade gumbo. To learn more about the apartment community at One 51 Place, please give our leasing office a call or stop by today for a community tour. We would love to show you around.