Apparently, roux isn’t the key to perfect gumbo. Actually, it’s all in the water.
Tasting Table reports on a New Orleans bookshop that will ship bona fide NOLA tap water to anywhere in the country so that even us Yanks can make authentic Cajun fare. Kitchen Witch, in the French Quarter, specializes in rare and antique cookbooks but also sells ingredients, such as its homemade vanilla extract. You can get NOLA tap water delivered to your doorstep for $20 per gallon, plus shipping.
And you thought New York City tap water was the finest.