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Okra from the heart of West Africa, Gumbo.

Enjoy our final episode of the five part series, Gifts from the Ancestors. This week we look at our beloved Okra, gombo, from West Africa. Which is where the name for the Creole favorite Gumbo come from. Whether its a side dish or the main event. Today we are making stewed okra and tomatoes! You will find the recipes on and don't forget to subscribe to your YouTube channel,


Chef Sheri's Tips


Each Mother Sauce produces two to three secondary sauces and host of derivitive sauces.



The key to developing rich sauces is in mastering the art of making a Roux.



Over-hydrated or thin sauces can be saved by making "slurry"; part cool sauce or liquid plus starch for thickening.

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