Do you ever panic that this will be the last week that fresh corn is available at your farm stand or market? I do. In fact, I wondered if today was that day at the Heirloom Farmers Market.
Readers, meet Frank from the blog, Memorie di Angelina. Frank is fairly new to my blogosphere, but he has been posting wonderful recipes since 2009, and we clicked immediately over our mutual love and respect of authentic Italian food. Recently, he reposted his Tomato Tonnato recipe and I knew right away that it would be on our table within days.
One of the definitions of "mumbo jumbo" is: "complicated activity or language usually intended to obscure and confuse." Perhaps this is where gumbo gets its roots? The infallible Wikipedia gives us more utilitarian, but equally fascinating, origins: “The dish likely derived its name from either a word from a Bantu language for okra (ki ngombo) or the Choctaw word for filé (kombo).”