What do you do with 750 pounds of shrimp, 450 pounds of catfish, 150 pounds of crabmeat, 200 pounds of alligator meat, 20 pounds of butter and enough veggies and spices to fill the back of a pickup truck?
You make gumbo!
John Folse, Bob Baumhower and a team of chefs will attempt to make the biggest pot of gumbo
in the world, over 2 tons in one pot. Guinness Book of World Records
will be on hand to officiate. And then there’s the problem of getting rid of it… but that shouldn’t be a problem. Feeding over 10,000 folks gumbo before the football match-up between top-ranked LSU and No. 2 Alabama should get everyone in the spirit.
Billed as the LouisiBama Gumbo Bowl, there’s also a separate cooking competition for fans with judges including former Alabama cheerleader and actress Sela Ward.
The event will be held outside the Ferguson Center on the University of Alabama campus. Bowls of gumbo will be available for $5 each and proceeds will go to help Tuscaloosa-area charities with tornado-relief work.
Elsewhere in Alabama this weekend, in Gulf Shores – Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off – starts at 11AM on Sat at the Hangout with 20 teams featuring oysters cooked every-which-way.