I remember distinctly the first time I tasted okra. My mother made excellent vegetable soup, but on rare occasions she would fix a quick Saturday lunch of sandwiches and canned soup. We were in the middle of a big bathroom remodel on this particular Saturday, and she and Daddy were busy doing that work. Mother made a quick lunch, and because she had accidentally purchased two cans of Campbell’s Chicken Gumbo Soup (instead of vegetable soup), that is what we had. She was a little bit alarmed because it had okra in it, and she was sure Daddy wouldn’t like it. When I asked what that little slice of green seeded vegetable was, Daddy told me it was okra and that I should eat it because I would love it. Oh my! I did love it and so did he! From then on, when Mother could find the soup on the shelf of our small-town corner grocery store, she bought it!
Collard Greens and Okra
Shrimp and Okra Stew
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