Hmm I *may* try gumbo one day (I wouldn't be the one making it of course). Maybe.

I'm trying to force myself out of my picky-ness but it's hard!

This reminds me of a short story. Last year, my sis wanted me to try kale (I think). I believe it was baked, some green leaf. I said ok, whyyyy did I agree? It was nasty!! I swear, it tasted the way a dead mouse smells. It was so unbelievably awful. My sis thought I was nuts but that's what it tasted like.
Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.