>Gumbo, Lafitte, McSwinney & Lyle 1886 -1887 Goodhousekeeping

>Gumbo. Everyone in Louisiana loves it and everyone makes it differently. I found Gumbo in two different issues of Good Housekeeping one in 1886 and another the following year in 1887. In reading the first, there was also a recipe from a friend of a friend of a pirates widow for Court Boullion.

Page 292

Page 62

Good housekeeping
, Volume 4 (Google eBook)
Front Cover
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Hearst Corp., 1886 – Art Pgs 62 & 292

Olive Lyle writes of Court Boullion in 1886 and states that she knew of Ganbi’s widow, who was nearly a centenarian in 1886. Ganbi, Ms. Lyle declares, was the mate of Capt. Rigault. Capt. Rigault being the brother of Lafitte. Lafitte had Ganbi hung for treason. Ms. Lyle describes the Gulf as blue on a trip with Capt. Mike McSwinney of Grand Isle. Capt. Mike is also found in the 1908 New Orleans City Directory. It is his recipe she dictates on Page 62, Court Boullion.


Good Housekeeping Volume 5 1887


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