"Many loved to eat Grandmere's gumbo or jambalaya."

Gumbo is a soup from Louisiana what is made of stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and vegetables. The vegetables are celery, onion, and bell pepper. It is a dish usually served on top of rice.Gumbo is a complex dish.

GNU Free Documentation Licensejambalaya - Credit: Cliff Hutson

Jambalaya is comprised of meat, vegetables, stock, and rice. Grandmere Catherine's jambalaya would not contain tomatoes as a Louisiana tradition. Jamabalaya is a simple dish.