In advance of Mardi Gras, I really would like to point everyone to one of the resources I’ve relied on for years: The Gumbo Pages. Run by Chuck Taggart, a native of New Orleans later transplanted to Los Angeles, who has hosted a couple of gumbo-themed television shows. I first wrote about The Gumbo Pages in late 1995, when I edited a magazine called Internet Underground. Yes, you read that right — he’s been at it since 1994. On his site, you’ll find no comely photography but rather lots of text with tons of reliable, thought-out information and a passion for homemade stock. It’s one of my go-to places on the web, and I want to thank Chuck for doling out the info.