the french will use a native word if ther is no french word as choufleur means cauliflower or the word for frying pan is griswould whitch refers to an old us co that made cast iron frying pans .creole is cadian french [from novia scotia canada, spanish,and african blend] it is said the first seeds for okra came to us on the slave ships in the hair of slaves along with watermelon,blackeye peas, and sweet potatoes so ther is more to the story what you can google if you study food in many worlds ther is a lot more thats meets the eye like cilantro and chilis in mexico and thiland how is it they are using same seasonings for thousands of years could it be that world food and trade has been around much longer than relized[roadfood]just trying to be positive not not a expert on one little thing after 40 years as a pro eater and food service pro i still dont know it all but am still a work in progess and every day i learn some thing new if its from the chinese doc who is a dish man because he cant get a job in the us with his degree or the mayan indian or the pakisani master ice carver or the japanese knife master[hocho] just keep a open mind and learn with out being
a expert on any one thing try to be positive it goes a lot to a happy life and a longrer one than one to attack any litte thing that you think is wrong
or the mayan indian
BLAH< BLAH< BLAH—Not an attack by any means. Just a statement of fact.
Don’t need counseling on how to live a happy life. Have one thank you.
Don’t care about Mayan Indians or Thailand or a Chinese Doctor who washes dishes or any other off the topic stuff.
The Fact is Gumbo is not a French word even if they don’t have a word for it and try to plagerize it from its origin.
Suggest you learn how to use the Spell Check feature on here after you sober up.