Good Gumbo

Good Gumbo is an exploration of the historical and cultural roots of southern food.


  • Cajun Braised Teal: The Filet Mignon of Duck

    Braised duck is a staple of Louisiana’s Cajun cuisine.
  • Bananas Foster: The Flaming Dessert

    Bananas Foster is arguably New Orleans’ most iconic dessert.
  • Muffuletta: How This Gigantic New Orleans Sandwich Was Born

    Chef Phillip Lopez and Frank Tusa learn why the muffuletta is such a local favorite.
  • Calas: The Beignet’s Surprising (and Sweet) Predecessor

    The beignet has a lesser-known cousin, the cala, with a fascinating and unique history.
  • Louisiana Chefs on How New Orleans Got Its Iconic Dish

    When you think of Louisiana, odds are, you think of gumbo.
  • Vietnamese Chef Makes a Bánh Mì, New Orleans’ Other Po’ Boy

    In New Orleans, the po' boy is a world-famous staple—but what about the bánh mì?

About Good Gumbo

Inspired by “No Passport Required,” “Good Gumbo” is a stylized visual exploration of historical and cultural roots of some of the most popular dishes in the Deep South. Hosted by acclaimed Louisiana chef Philip Lopez and produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB).