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Oh the Food! The Happiness Walk Meets the Happiest City

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home
Ginny Sassaman

Even without knowing it was Mardi Gras season, I was excited to rejoin The Happiness Walk in Baton Rouge. We were headed west toward Houston, right t...

Shockingly, These King Cakes Actually Taste Good

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 02.13.2015 | Home

Hint: It's better homemade.

6 Milk Punch Recipes For Mardi Gras

Bon Appetit | Posted 04.30.2014 | Home
Bon Appetit

This cocktail is a New Orleans tradition, an eye-opener that provides much-needed stamina for Mardi Gras festivities.

The Accidental Locavore's First King Cake, A Mardi Gras Tradition

Anne Maxfield | Posted 04.28.2013 | Home
Anne Maxfield

The King Cake was actually baked and eaten during the Epiphany season (January 6th to Ash Wednesday). But since the U.S. has a short attention span for everything, it's become associated with Mardi Gras celebrations.

Thousands Eat Mile-Long King Cake

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.05.2013 | Home

Tens of thousands of Mexicans wolfed down a 1.9-kilometer (1.2-mile) long king cake on Thursday, polishing it off in less than half-an-hour during the...

Unsaturated Fat Tuesday (aka Mardi Gras): American Heart Month Day 21

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.22.2012 | Home
Suzanne O'Malley

Some fats promote good health, some don't. The Mayo Clinic recommends you enjoy good fats -- in moderation. But today you eat. Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, you fast -- and moderation blows.

Where To Buy A Louisiana-Style King Cake For Mardi Gras

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Home

There are many reasons to be enticed by Mardi Gras, and high on the list would definitely be the food. From po' boys to beignets, one certainly has gr...

Mardi Gras Time In Lake Charles, Louisiana

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 03.16.2012 | Home
Barbara Barton Sloane

The best part of celebrating Mardi Gras in Lake Charles is the atmosphere. Although the event is second only to New Orleans, this Mardi Gras is intimate and warm with a family-feel that is genuine.

King Cake History

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Mardi Gras just isn't Mardi Gras without a King Cake. But it's not solely a Fat Tuesday tradition. The season for the King Cake actually extend...

Mardi Gras Recipes From Chef John Besh

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Find. Eat. Drink.

New Orleans may be HQ for next Tuesday's Mardi Gras parades and debauchery, but you can throw your own soiree with chef John Besh's quintessential tra...

All Hail the King Cake

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
One For The Table

This morning as I was headed to work wishing that I was celebrating Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, I walked past the local bakery where I was aghast to see a King Cake in the window for $65!

Meatless Monday: Phat Tuesday

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Kanner

They're cooking up vats of gumbo right now in New Orleans, they've sold countless King Cakes and made a profusion of pralines. They've been partying s...

Mardi Gras The Green Way | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This year get set for greener festivities. I've never actually been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans but that has never stopped me from celebrating at ...