Almost every species of wild game in Louisiana has been used in the creation of gumbo. Because most Cajun men were hunters and trappers, it is not surprising that wild duck and smoked andouille were often used. Many times hunters staying at Reid-Toerner House in Lake Charles, La., will contribute wood ducks from the morning hunt and combine it with smoked andouille to create a magnificent gumbo for the evening meal.
Prep Time: 1½ Hours Yields: 8–10 Servings Comment: Mirliton, which originated in Mexico, is known by many Americans as "chayote squash" or "vegetable pear" and by the French as "christophene." The vegetable
Prep Time: 3 Hours Yields: 12 Servings Comment: A bean stew is an excellent source of protein. Red kidney beans can be used in the place of white beans. You can also make this soup by using leftover red