Some may think gumbo is simply a delicious stew, but down in Cajun country we know gumbo is so much more. The magic of history, family tradition, local customs, and bayou seasoning meld to create a swirling wonder of flavor that enchants the senses and reminds us of home. It is just such an aroma that entices George as he wanders through the bayou on a lazy afternoon. Charmed by the scent of far-off gumbo drifting on the breeze, George follows his nose and meets the mystical Nanny, who seems right at home in the swamp under her ancient oak trees. There Nanny and George prepare a gumbo rich in music, stories, laughter, and Cajun secrets, for everything finds its way into a gumbo.
About the Author
Alexis Braud is a Cajun native, rambler, and eccentric. With her books and art she celebrates the things that deeply matter to our lives here in Louisiana. A graduate of Nicholls State University, she lives with her books, drawings, dreams, and family along Bayou Lafourche, the same bayou on which she grew up.