One of the most interesting dishes at the market, and on the island, is giambo (ghee-YOM-bo), reminiscent in some ways of our famous Louisiana gumbo. Both the Curaçao and Louisiana dishes contain okra, obviously derived in both cases from the Bantu name for okra (ki ngombo) in West Africa, okra’s home. But it seems to me that the two “gumbos” evolved separately.
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