king cake

king cake frosted with purple, yellow and green

Kitchen Lab: On Tuesday, I will be Fat

Rule #1 of Mardi Gras houseguests: bring toilet paper. Rule #2 of Mardi Gras houseguests: do not bring extra houseguests. I lived in New Orleans for a couple of years, and if anyone can put the Fat in your Tuesday, they can. The party basically starts after Epiphany, which is some religious thing I don’t understand on January 6, and the parades start two weeks before Mardi Gras. I understand... »