CONTRIBUTED PHOTO -- The Southeast Louisiana Gumbo Group, from left, includes Kimmie Carlos, River Parishes Tourist Commission; Kyle Edmonton, Louisiana Office of Tourism; Audrey Faciane, East Feliciana Tourist Commission; Johnathon 'JT' Taylor, Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau; Tracy Browning, Ascension Parish Tourist Commission, Sharon Stam, West Baton Rouge Visitors Welcome Center; Laurie Walsh, West Feliciana Tourist Commission; Carla Tate, Tangipahoa Convention and Visitors Bureau; Tracy Frances, Visit Baton Rouge; and Eric Edwards, Livingston Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Southeast Louisiana Gumbo Group has released its latest cookbook edition.

The Gumbo Group is a partnership created in 2009, consisting of a 12-parish collaboration that combines and stretches marketing and public relations dollars to promote tourism in Southeast Louisiana.

Members of the Gumbo Group represent the following state and parish tourism organizations: Ascension Tourist Commission, East Feliciana Tourist Commission, Livingston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Louisiana Office of Tourism, River Parishes Tourist Commission, Tangipahoa Convention and Visitors Bureau, Visit Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge Visitors Welcome Center and West Feliciana Tourist Commission.

For eight years, the group has printed the Southeast Louisiana Gumbo Group "Spicin' Up Your Travel" cookbook. Over 200,000 copies are distributed each year at trade shows, festivals and events throughout the United States and Canada, promoting tourism to the state and 12-parish area.

The eighth edition of the cookbook has been released and can be downloaded by visiting