February 24, 2014 - The Mardi Gras Edition
Mardi Gras is next Tuesday, March 4. If you've never been to New Orleans for carnival, you may think it's all drunken debauchery, but Mardi Gras is so much more--a city-wide party that many people are surprised to find is family-friendly. My husband and I both grew up going to the parades with our parents, and we've continued that tradition with our daughter whenever possible. Years like this, when we aren't able to go, we celebrate by enjoying dishes inspired by those we grew up eating. I've included links to some of our favorites at the end of this newsletter.