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The History of Gonzales, Louisiana Jambalaya Contest

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya         1978 Award Winning Chicken Jambalaya      

it's pronounced <jahm-buh-LIE-uh> or <jum-buh-LIE-uh

According to the Online Etymology dictionary 1872, from Louisiana Fr., from Prov. jambalaia "stew of rice and fowl."

Gonzales, the "Jambalaya Capital of the World." In 1967, this term was only an inspiration in the mind of Steve Juneau to promote the City of Gonzales. Juneau, a native of Avoyelles, was very impressed with the Jambalaya prepared by area cooks. He thought this would be a great method to promote the city.

Here is the official web site for this festival


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