“A Bunch of Okra”
“A Bunch of Okra” is my most recent still life composition. What is it with okra? You either love it or hate it. “Yuck, it’s slimy,” they say. Ok, but think about it. What would Gumbo, Etouffee, or most of our favorite Creole, Caribbean, or African dishes be without the lowly okra? Okra is thought to have been first cultivated in Ethiopia. A few precious okra seeds were first brought to the West Indies by enslaved West Africans and soon okra was growing in gardens throughout the warmer southern climes. It is easy to understand how so many of our favorite Cajun, Creole, and Southern dishes owe their heritage to the enslaved West Africans and their precious smuggled okra seeds.
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