Gumbo Boi and Krewe
The Gumbo Boi Lore
Some say Gumbo Boi rode into town on a confused Alligator. Some are certain he took a wrong turn at the Mississippi River in his pirot and just never stopped. Still others will tell you that as a babe he was carried by a magic pelican all the way from the Gulf of Mexico to the shores of Lake Superior. One thing they all agree on though, he might be lost but this Louisiana boy can COOK! But lucky for us all Gumbo Boi is ready to bless the Twin Ports area with the authentic tastes of traditional Cajun and Creole food.
The first time Baker met Gumbo Boi, she found out they shared a common passion for cooking, but specifically southern creole style cooking. Finding out that he had grown up in the south and Laura's connection to New Orleans from her grandmothers passion for NOLA classic cooking, was a match made easily! Before 15 years of professional baking/cooking/managing kitchens, Laura was exposed to Jambalaya, Gumbo, Etouffee, Grits, Beignets, and Hickory coffee in her grandma's kitchen during the holidays (while others had glazed ham and cheesy potatoes). Traveling to France and The Big Easy many times over the past 10 years has inspired her choice of how to approach her passion and the flavor profiles she enjoys the most! Cooking/Baking has brought her joy by feeding her community through the pandemic and a continued connection to her late grandmother Delnora. She's excited to be a part of this “Krewe” and looks forward to baking with all the love she can muster!
"Laissez les bon temps rouler" - Let the Good Times Roll!