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Gumbo, potato salad cookoff to benefit Dreams Come True

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FRENCH SETTLEMENT - You can enjoy great comfort food that'll bring comfort to many Louisiana families this weekend in French Settlement. Rodney and Leslie Dupre, Larry Roussel and Wendy Welch-Dampier joined John Pastorek on 2une In to talk about how you can attend the Gumbo and Potato Salad Cook-off to benefit Dreams Come True.

Roussel made a delicious chicken and andouille gumbo and told you is secret to perfecting the recipe.

"The #1 secret is timing," Roussel explains. "You got to put everything in at a certain time. I like to put the chicken in last."

Watch the video for more tips from Larry Roussel on how to make the perfect gumbo.

The Gumbo and Potato Salad Cook-off is Saturday at River Rats Bar & Grill (14365 Mecca Rd.). For $10.00, you get three bowls and can pick any three gumbos to try. All proceeds go to Dreams Come True, a group that strives to answer the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses.

Welch-Dampier says River Rats got involved because it's a situation that hits close to home.

"I had a critically-ill child, and there was a point in time where I thought Dreams Come True would be something that I needed," she explains. "It's a terrible feeling as a parent, and we'll do anything we can to help people in that situation."

If you're interested in cooking gumbo or potato salad for the challenge, call 328-6735 or visit River Rats Bar & Grill or Galvez Hardware Stores.

Watch the video for more information.



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