This is a compilation from the Picayune Creole Cookbook and Cajun-Creole Cooking. The Picayune Creole Cookbook is a compilation of recipes from the Picayune-Creole newspaper of the early 1900's in New Orleans. If you've never made a Cajun Roux, don't skimp of the time it takes to make it. If you want a gumbo with a velvety texture, the roux is of utmost importance. Allow it to cook slowly and don't forge to stir. Don't be put off by the preparation time or the number of steps. It all actually goes together pretty quickly and the end results are worth it.