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Real Name: Unrevealed (see comments)

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Cook

Group Membership:  None

Affiliations: Gambit (Remy LeBeau), Storm (Ororo Munroe)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives:  None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New Orleans

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#267 (Early September, 1990)

Powers/Abilities: "Granny Gumbo" possesses no known superhuman powers. Middle-aged and slightly overweight, she was a gifted cook who specialized in cajun and creole style cuisine. She considered her bread pudding a particular speciality.

Height: 5'5" (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black (greying)


(Uncanny X-Men I#267 - BTS) - On the run from Nanny and the Orphan Maker, Gambit (Remy LeBeau) took the preteen Storm (Ororo Munroe) to New Orleans, where he arranged quarters for them in the Big Easy's illustrious French Quarter.

(Uncanny X-Men I#267) - After sleeping for most of the day (due to the fact she'd overexerted her young form using her powers lifting a plane to escape Nanny), Storm woke up hungry. Gambit took her to "Granny Gumbo's" restaurant where the two enjoyed the delights of typical Cajun cuisine. Feeling full after finishing Granny's gumbo, the old cook insisted the two had a bowl of her special bread pudding. Ignoring Ororo's pleas that she'd burst if she'd even tried to have another bite, Granny ladened up the delicacy anyway. She watched how her young guest finished the sizeable bowl of pudding before returning to her kitchen, while a thoroughly stuffed Storm admitted to Gambit she doubted she could ever walk, let alone fly again.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont (writer), Jim Lee (pencils), Whilce Portacio & Scott Williams (inks)

Though she was never named on panel, I'd like to offer the name "Granny Gumbo", consider it as an homage to a great 'nawlans dish and fine alliteration in the mighty Marvel métier. Yours truly first learned of gumbo and bread pudding through this comic, but since this was at least a decade or so before the internet I had no idea what it was or how to prepare it... But it must be tasty if Storm liked it. When I finally figured out what it was and how to make it (using this fine, though hardly traditional recipe), I never looked back. So, my hat's off to Chris Claremont for writing tiny, borderline insignicant tidbits that live on in the minds of the readership... Me, my clogged arteries and my cardiologist thank you.

Profile by Norvo.

"Granny Gumbo" should not be confused with

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Uncanny X-Men I#267 p12, pan2 (main image)
Uncanny X-Men I#267 p12, pan1 (serves Gambit and Storm) 

Uncanny X-Men I#267 (Early September, 1990)
- Chris Claremont (writer), Jim Lee (pencils), Whilce Portacio & Scott Williams (inks), Bob Harras (editor)

Last updated: 01/08/14

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