A wonderful, tasty, delectable vegetable ( just a vegetable---HA!) that some of us dearly love. I prefer it boiled with butter and salt and pepper. Cut em about 2 inches long, cook em up, slip em down and life is good.
If fact, I did a Google search on OKRA and found a ton of info. There's even an OKRA festival in Irmo, South Carolina: See below.
Official Opening of Okra Strut 2005 - A street dance will highlight the evening. The Men of Distinction will play from 7:00pm - 8:30pm and be followed by the Voltage Brothers from 9:00pm - 11:00pm. Midlands Public Safety Officers will compete in Wachovia's Okra-Eating Contest. There will be plenty of food, rides and, of course, fried okra.
It was in September and I missed it. Oh well, maybe next year.