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The long-lost cultural and linguistic origins of Gumbo in Good Magazine's infographic

by Maggie York-Worth
on 16 June 2010

Good's recent contest to create the best infographic about New Orleans resulted in this winner, as well as the above clever examination of Gumbo as a representation of the cultural and linguistic mixing of French, Spanish, African and Choctaw peoples in the historic city.


The ingenious "Gumbo" looks at the beleaguered city through that universal theme, food. And designer Amanda Buck includes useful asides on how the dish has transformed language as well.

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