Originally published by Dallas Observer Feb 17, 2005
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tasty, so rich with metaphor. The N'awleans classic is a literary
goldmine, what with all those spices and that seafood, all the
years of drama and history folded into each simmering pot. Kim
Robinson's The Roux in the Gumbo uses the thick soup as a metaphor
for her own family saga, including tales of her great-grandparents'
struggle and hardship that have been passed down through generations,
just like a crinkled recipe, browned with age. On Saturday, Robinson
will give a book signing at Black Images Book Bazaar, 230 Wynnewood
Village, at 4 p.m. We can't predict what will happen. But if you
miss out, you may live to roux the day. (Sorry, we just had to.)
Call 214-943-0142. --Sarah Hepola