Recently I taught a gumbo class at Bill and Hannelore Holland's "Somethings Cooking" http://www.somethinscookin.com/ restaurant and gourmet shop. It felt good to get back in front of a group of people doing what I love to do. While living in New Orleans, I briefly taught, part time, at The New Orleans School of Cooking http://www.neworleansschoolofcooking.com/ in the French Quarter. After moving back to Panama City I longed for the opportunity to get back to cooking and teaching. Life gets in the way and things change, but recently I went to lunch at Somethings Cooking so I asked Hannelore if she wanted me to teach a gumbo class. She said "Let me get my calendar". My sister and the Holland's daughter have been friends since forever. My sister calls me Bubba, so the Hollands call me Bubba too. The class covered a Creole File' Gumbo with okra, tomatoes, and no roux. I also prepared a Cajun chicken and Andouille sausage Gumbo with a dark rich roux.