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Mardi Gras

Holidays | Discuss how to celebrate Fat Tuesday here, from restaurant recommendations to advice on visiting New Orleans, classic King Cake recipes, and more.

Articles on Mardi Gras

How to Make a Roux (And How Not to Ruin It) 00:44
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How to Make a Roux (And How Not to Ruin It)

Roux—a simple mixture of equal parts fat and flour—is the base of so many beloved dishes, from comfort...

How Moon Pies Became a Mardi Gras Tradition 03:04
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How Moon Pies Became a Mardi Gras Tradition

To most, Mardi Gras is synonymous with certain foods and places—king cake and New Orleans top the...

She's New Orleans' Biggest Praline Producer and You Don't Know Her Name
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She's New Orleans' Biggest Praline Producer and You Don't Know Her Name

It is without a doubt that Louisiana is one of America’s truest treasures. The creation and evolution...

The Big Easy: 11 Effortless Mardi Gras Recipes with Classic New Orleans Flavor 02:38
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The Big Easy: 11 Effortless Mardi Gras Recipes with Classic New Orleans Flavor

Mardi Gras celebrations happen for a span of several days, but it technically falls on Tuesday (Fat...

11 Mardi Gras Drinks to Get the Good Times Rolling
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11 Mardi Gras Drinks to Get the Good Times Rolling

Mardi Gras is basically one big party, and what's a party without drinks? To properly celebrate the...

What Is the Difference Between Jambalaya and Etouffee? 03:04
What's the Difference

What Is the Difference Between Jambalaya and Etouffee?

I don’t know about you, but when I travel to New Orleans to eat and drink, I usually don’t ask questions...

Bread Pudding Is the New Orleans Specialty You Shouldn't Overlook 02:38
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Bread Pudding Is the New Orleans Specialty You Shouldn't Overlook

Food historian Susan Tucker included bread pudding as one of the definitive New Orleans foods in her...

Usher in Mardi Gras with a Homemade King Cake
Food News

Usher in Mardi Gras with a Homemade King Cake

If there’s one thing that’s consistent in New Orleans, it’s king cake on Mardi Gras. The cake has...

What Are Paczki and Why Are They So Popular on Fat Tuesday? 01:58
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What Are Paczki and Why Are They So Popular on Fat Tuesday?

Mardi Gras, literally translated from French to “Fat Tuesday,” is fast approaching, which means it...

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Mardi Gras Recipes

Cajun Soufflé 9 Saves

Cajun Soufflé

Andouille sausage and creole seasoning spice up this Cajun take on soufflé from Joy the Baker.

Vieux Carré Cocktail 135 Saves

Vieux Carré Cocktail

This classic rye whiskey cocktail from New Orleans also calls for Cognac, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine...

Chocolate Pecan Pie 233 Saves

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Learn to make a rich chocolate pecan pie with bourbon for your Thanksgiving, Christmas, or special...

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