Gumbo weather is officially here. (Okay, it's really gumbo weather all year long for me but some people will fight me so I'll leave that debate alone for this story.)

This delectable soup/bisque/liquidy goodness is one of the most beloved entrees here in the great state of Louisiana. People come from around the globe to sample this Bayou State favorite.

But we protect its qualities. There are certain things that belong in gumbo and some things that you dare not include, or it's back to that fightin' thing I mentioned earlier.

There are right and very wrong ways to make, serve, and eat gumbo. So let's enlighten the children from near and far so they never make a faux pas, on the "10 Commandments of Gumbo."

10 Commandments of Gumbo