GMR’s gumbo and sweet tater cheesecake won 2nd place!

26 Mar

GMR prepared chicken and (turkey-)andouille
gumbo, and sweet potato cheesecake, on behalf of Gateway Club, for the Melange in the Mountains event. The judges had to choose from different categories of food, and two of those were Soup and Dessert, of which GMR prepared his Gumbo and Sweet Tater Cheesecake.

And he won second place
! Silver Star! He said, “A homecook up against some really talented chefs here in the mountains.” GMR was born and raised in New Orleans, and he knows his gumbo and sweet taters.

Congratulations, GMR for your second place win. He also said, “They put a FLOWER in my gumbo . . . what’s up with that? A flower! Should have been some green onion or something.”

The quality of the photos isn’t so hot – the lighting wasn’t right, but, I snapped a couple of them anyway.


13 Responses to “GMR’s gumbo and sweet tater cheesecake won 2nd place!”

  1. Stephanie Faris March 26, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    Sweet potato cheesecake? I'll admit, you have my curiosity piqued!

  2. Lou Freshwater March 26, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Oh my goodness, I wish I could have some right now.

  3. destrella March 26, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    Impressive. Congrats! :O)

  4. Judith Alef March 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm #

    Bon Temp!!! Andouille, be still my cajun heart. Congrats to GMR and a special thanks to whoever coined the event Melange on the Mtn. Melange is my fav word.

  5. Glynis March 26, 2010 at 2:04 pm #

    Well congratulations GMR! Sweet potato cheesecake is not something I have heard of, I bet it is yummy.

  6. Marguerite March 26, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    Congrats to GMR on the win, on the gumbo, and on the sweet potato cheesecake! Such a beautiful presentation, too! How exciting!Sure wish that I could sample some of each! Cheers, sha!

  7. Analisa March 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    There is few things more wonderful that a man who cooks well!!!! Love it. Congrats!

  8. Deb Shucka March 26, 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    It's so great to see these pictures. GMR looks like he's having fun. Clearly the talent in your family is well-shared.

  9. Karen March 26, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    Wow, I'm impressed. They look so good, I want some right now!

  10. Shrinky March 28, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    Woohoo, this boy obviously knows his stuff! Personally, I can overlook virtually anything if a man can cook. We have "Gateway" over here too, are they like ours, social clubs run for the benefit of special needs kids and their families?

  11. t i m March 28, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    can you hear my stomach rumbling? ;)

  12. March 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    GMR gets 1st placein our hearts and tummies! Awesome cooking! See you soon with surprises! ; )

  13. March 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    GMR gets 1st placein our hearts and tummies! Awesome cooking! See you soon with surprises! ; )

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