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Gumbo Your Way (Featuring Coastal Mississippi Chefs)

In Coastal Mississippi, the winter months offer just as much sunshine as any other time of year, but that’s no reason not to indulge in one of our all-time favorite winter warmers: gumbo. This signature stew is inspired by French and African American cuisines, with rich and hearty flavors that warm both the heart and soul. The main components of gumbo include stock, roux, and the Creole “holy trinity” – onions, bell peppers, and celery. However, after that, the ingredients vary depending on who is making it. There is no right or wrong way to make it, but there are unlimited possibilities to an amazing pot of gumbo. We reached out to our local chefs to share their own unique take on this popular dish. Try each of their recipes below, and find out which one is your favorite…

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Celebrate National Shrimp Day in Coastal Mississippi

National Shrimp Day is May 10, and what better way to celebrate this bountiful delicacy than with a visit to what was once known as the seafood capital of the world ! Coastal Mississippi’s history, culture, and communities truly revolve around the Gulf of Mexico and its maritime and seafood industry. The Gulf Coast region produces 69% of the nation’s domestic shrimp, and 90% of species in the Gulf of Mexico nest in the Mississippi Sound. Where once stood rows of seafood processing plants and boat building facilities surrounded by endless mountains of oyster shells, you will now see attractions, excursions, and restaurants offering an opportunity to discover and devour The Secret Coast’s deep-rooted history with seafood…

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Experience the Flavors of Coastal Mississippi at Chefs of the Coast

Magnolia, roux & brews will all be features at the 37th Annual Chefs of the Coast Food & Wine Gala on October 20, 2019! This annual event is presented by the Mississippi Coast Restaurant & Beverage Association. This event, featuring close to 20 restauranteurs and chefs, will take place at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center from 6-8:30 p.m. At the event, expect gourmet food samplings, wine tastings, a beer garden, a food truck corral, a Culinary Gladiator Battle, silent auction, live entertainment and more! To add to the…

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New Year's Resolutions: Eat Better

This year is the perfect year for you to take control of your diet. You’ve probably already made plans to eat better this year, and eat better you will on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!Imagine, if you will, a plate piled high with steaming boiled shrimp fresh off the boat and straight out of the pot, or Hollandaise sauce cascading down the side of a pair of crab cakes. Or how about a massive bowl of gumbo over rice with a slice of freshly baked French bread? We could go on, but we know your mouth is already watering…

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