Leah Chase, the chef and owner of Dooky Chase in New Orleans, gave an interview to Matt Lee and Ted Lee of The Times back in 2000. It was about her gumbo, which is brackish and silky and delicious, and for which she offered a recipe. Ms. Chase told them about giving a dinner in 1942 for a group of Tuskegee Airmen who refused to eat the gumbo she and a friend had prepared for them because they thought the file powder she put in the pot was a voodoo potion intended to ensnare the men. “One of the men was telling the others, 'Don't eat the gumbo! If you eat that gumbo, you'll never leave New Orleans.' '' Perhaps! (Sam Sifton) Featured in: The Gumbo Variations: To Each His Own.
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|Serving Size: 1 recipe (1970g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 2227 (68%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 247.4g||330 %|
|Saturated Fat 53.4g||267 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 128.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 49.8g|
|Cholesterol 895.8mg||276 %|
|Sodium 5542.2mg||191 %|
|Potassium 3105.5mg||82 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 114.7g||34 %|
|Dietary Fiber 5.9g||24 %|
|Sugars, other 108.8g|
|Protein 146g||209 %|
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Calories per serving: 3259
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