Chef Paul Gerard of Exchange Alley (E. Village) dishing up his gumbo.

Chef Paul Gerard of Exchange Alley (E. Village) dishing up his gumbo.

 

A big thank you to everyone who made our Second Annual Mardi-Gras Gumbo Cook-Off such a rousing success and so much fun. And a special thanks to Chefs for the Marcellus co-founder Jimmy Carbone who hosted us at Jimmy’s No. 43.

Sunday afternoon (February 10), we had an impressive line-up of chef competitors and full house of anti-fracking supporters with discerning appetites.

And the winners were:

  • Deepak Ballaney (International Wings Factory), winner of The “Jackson Pollack” award for most interesting gumbo, a middle eastern/African spin on his curry gumbo with chicken wings and okra cracklings. (continued)