Mardi Gras

Candied Orange Fritters

Candied Orange Fritters

  Piazza San Marco, in Venice Italy, is typically filled with tourists (and pigeons) during the summer months. But, in February, this well-known Italian square is the heart of Carnevale,…

Muffuletta Salad

  The quintessential New Orleans sandwich, the muffuletta, is rarely found anywhere outside of the Crescent City. Pronounced “moo-foo-LET-ta,” this deli meat and cheese hero piled with a tangy olive…

Mardi Gras Cupcakes

  When you don’t have time to make the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake and need an easy alternative, these festive little cakes are the solution. However, this is not…

Carnevale di Venezia

  Life is a theater! This is especially true during Carnivale in Venice, when “a Carnevale ogni scherzo vale” (anything goes at Carnevale). During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,…

Cheese Grits Souffle

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  Grits are made from corn grown across the south and for hundreds of years have been the center of the Southern diet and culture. Historically, the port cities that…

Mardi Gras King Cake

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  King Cakes are a huge part of Mardi-Gras traditions throughout the south. Also known as Twelfth Night Cake, you will find this brioche-type pastry in bakeries from January 6th…

Pralines

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  During the 17th century, a French Diplomat named Cesar De Plessis-Praslin, had his personal chef create a candy as a calling card to give to the women he was…

Bananas Foster Pancakes

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  The famous French Creole flambeed dessert, Bananas Foster, was my inspiration for this breakfast treat. Chef Paul Blange created the dessert which includes rum and is served over ice-cream,…

Jambalaya

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  The Holy Trinity, in culinary terms, is the trio of aromatics that is the foundation of flavor in many regional cuisines. New Orleans is no exception. Onions, bell peppers…

Mardi Gras (Carnevale)

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  Carnevale is celebrated in many places around the world and in cities throughout Italy, with Venice being the most well known. The coming of the wisemen bearing gifts to…
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