NEW ORLEANS, La. (WWL-TV) – It was viral, and many in Louisiana thought it was vile, so a recipe and video for ‘healthy’ gumbo has apparently bit the Internet dust.
The post, from a Disney Internet account, said it was Princess Tiana’s recipe for a healthy gumbo.
Princess Tiana, the main character in Disney’s Princess and the Frog, which was set in New Orleans and featured references to beignets and gumbo, along with music by Dr. John, sets up her own New Orleans restaurant at the end of the film.
The ‘healthy gumbo’ recipe seemed harmless enough, but in Louisiana, you don’t mess with our gumbo, and once people piled on, there was no stopping it.
There may be several ways to make it, and many can disagree, but, what just about everyone Tuesday agreed on was that kale, quinoa and a lack of a roux can combine, perhaps for a very fine dish, but not a gumbo.
Posts of the video were on several Facebook pages of both locals and displaced or relocated Louisianians, who said they didn’t recognize the creation.
Most of the major news outlets in New Orleans ran stories on their web sites.
At some point, Disney apparently cried ‘Uncle’ and the video was no longer available.
An unauthorized video with various movie clips that expressed how some felt about the ‘healthy gumbo,’ had also gone viral and garnered close to 200,000 views by late Tuesday.
Some examples of social media response to the ‘gumbo’ included:
“I stopped paying attention when they didn’t start with a roux.”
“The entire population of Louisiana rejects this concoction! If you cook and serve this we respectfully ask that our state or the word “gumbo” not be used during the presentation.”
“Kale… in gumbo? Also where’s the sausage and the roux and pretty much everything in real gumbo?”
“I have seldom seen Cajuns unite in pure disgust over a recipe. We are #GumboStrong.”
“That’s a bowl of lies and deceit. Everyone from Louisiana is offended.”