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Disney’s ‘Healthy Gumbo’ Video Offends Basically Everyone in New Orleans

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A view of a bowl of Creole gumbo and a bread basket on a table with a white tablecloth and red striped chairs.
This is what real gumbo looks like, at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant.

NOLA— A Disney video of rouxless ‘healthy gumbo’ that includes the addition of kale and quinoa caused so much social media outrage among Louisiana residents and fans of authentic Creole and Cajun cooking yesterday, that the clip was promptly removed from Facebook. But it’s okay, this video basically makes up for it. [, Advocate]

LOUISIANA— Speaking of potentially terrifying gumbo... Chefs Samantha and Cody Carroll (of Sac-a-Lait fame) are heading to Japan to represent the region at the huge JATA Tourism Expo 2016, where they’ll judge a Gumbo Cook-off featuring chefs from around the world. The duo will also cook up Louisiana seafood dishes for the expo’s VIPs. [Eaterwire]

QUARTER— Ann Maloney reports that GW Fins is a great spot for ‘weird’ seafood eats thanks to executive chef Michael Nelson, who creates incredible off-menu items from dorsal fins and fish cheeks to collars. []

NOLA— Famed restaurateur Ella Brennan’s new memoir Miss Ella of Commander’s Palace: I Don’t Want a Restaurant Where a Jazz Band Can’t Come Marching Through, has just hit local bookshelves at Garden District Book Shop and Barnes and Noble. You can also pick up a copy at Commander’s Palace or on [Eaterwire]

TEXAS— Louisiana-based sports bar empire Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is expanding with five new locations in southern Texas including San Antonio and elsewhere. [Eaterwire]