Lucy Buffett

GUMBO LOVE: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life by Lucy Buffett, sister to Jimmy and the owner of the beloved destination restaurants in Gulf Shores, Alabama and Destin, Florida: LuLu’s. A delicious love letter to the Gulf Coast’s vibrant food culture, GUMBO LOVE — Lucy’s second cookbook — is the definitive guide to this regional fare, interwoven with her philosophy of relaxation, freedom, gratitude, enjoyment and, of course, seaside whimsy. Incorporating Caribbean, Cajun, Creole, Cuban, Mexican, and Old Florida influences, Lucy proves that the Gulf Coast has its own distinct flavors and traditions, which have gone largely unnoticed. Sharing over one hundred new recipes mixed with old classics, readers will find recipes for any social occasion, including gumbos, deep fried favorites, vegetables, salads, snacks and dips, libations, and desserts.

Lucy “LuLu” Buffett cooked her way from coast to coast before returning home to Alabama to open a modest bayside gumbo and burger joint that also doubled as a bait shop. Now, she is the suc- cessful restaurateur of two locations of LuLu’s, where she serves over one million guests a year. Lucy’s adventures—culinary and otherwise—inspired her to write LuLu’s Kitchen, formerly Crazy Sista Cooking, and now Gumbo Love.