It’s the South’s answer to a brisk day, and it’s totally delicious. Grab your seafood, your holy trinity, and get stirring.
Photo: Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Lindsey Lower; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall
The self-taught chef and author of LuLu’s Kitchen is famous for her dark-roux gumbo—a heady collision of cayenne, bacon fat, and filé powder—that has been something of a culinary lodestar. It was there for her in the mid-'80s, when she ditched her job in Fairhope, Alabama, and headed to Belize to cook for Harrison Ford on the set of The Mosquito Coast. Later, it was her way out of SoHo, when cooking aboard an Antiguan yacht proved more appealing than a degree from the French Culinary Institute. And in the late 1990s, it was Buffett's ticket home to coastal Alabama, where she eventually opened the first LuLu's location on Week's Bay in Fairhope.