'Wizard of Roux' shows how to make gumbo

Chef Amy Sins

Here’s a “stay-cation” idea that does not even require a road trip:

Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce will offer a Virtual Cooking Demonstration with Chef Amy Sins on Dec. 5 from 2 - 3 p.m. Originally scheduled in October, the event was postponed because of Hurricane Delta.

The “Wizard of Roux” will come to viewers’ kitchens virtually, with high energy and great tips for making the best gumbo in the world. She will also answer their burning questions about making gumbo at home.

Tickets are $35. Purchases will come with a limited-edition roux spoon (while supplies last), an email with the full recipes, Tabasco® brand pepper sauce mini and more. Attendees can also enter for the chance to win a spot virtually cooking alongside Chef Amy by getting five friends to enter their name when they register. Participants can purchase tickets at Shop.IberiaChamber.org, and then they’re off to see the Wizard!

The 2020 Virtual Gumbo Experience will also offer the Cooking with the Champions MasterClass. Past champions and other special guests will show viewers how to make three different kinds of gumbo, and other local favorites, including chargrilled oysters, pecan pie more. The MasterClass will be available for download at Shop.IberiaChamber.org for $15.

These virtual experiences are sponsored by Louisiana Seafood, Tabasco® brand pepper sauce, Cypress Bayou Casino, Louisiana Direct Seafood, Musson Patout Automotive, Cox, Super One Foods, Grow Louisiana Coalition, and Iberia Medical Center.

Chef Amy Sins is an international award-winning author, speaker, strategist, Travel + Leisure Award winner and New Orleans’ Chef Du Jour.

With contagious joy, southern charm, and barefoot shenanigans, Chef Amy Sins is a mischievous host and fanatical food explorer in constant motion.

Chasing down rogue chickens, spinning stories about Louisiana food traditions to eager diners, fishing for supper, traveling to far-off places, dreaming up dishes with Cajun and Creole flair are all parts of Amy’s unpredictable, almost unbelievable day-to-day adventures bouncing around South Louisiana (and the globe).

Upcoming events:

If you decide to take a ride over to Iberia Parish, here are some events to check out:

Nov. 21, 24, 28

Teche Area Farmers Market – Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handmade cypress yard objects, homemade bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. The market is held every Saturday morning from 7-11 a.m. and Tuesday afternoon from 2:30-6 p.m. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, (337) 369-2330, Facebook

Nov. 18, 25

GLC Farmers Market – Every Wednesday. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 6110 Loreauville Rd., New Iberia, 2-6 p.m., (337) 577-9160, Website, Facebook

Nov. 30 – Dec. 31

Victorian Christmas at the Joseph Jefferson Home & Rip Van Winkle Gardens – Tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home decorated for the holiday season. Rip Van Winkle Gardens, 5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd., New Iberia, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., (337) 359-8525, Website, Facebook

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