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Happy Fat Tuesday!

Sweets The Serious Eats Team 3 comments

Whether you celebrate today as Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, Carnival, Mardi Gras, or simply the-day-to-stuff-yourself-silly-before-Lent, food is sure to be on your mind. We've got you covered. More

One Bowl Baking: Bourbon Street Banana Crisp

Sweets Yvonne Ruperti 9 comments

If you haven't thought of using bananas in a fruit crisp, this sweet, boozy dish will make you think again. More

Weekend Baking Project: Brazilian Brigadeiros

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 6 comments

If you're looking for a quick and easy way to celebrate Carnival, try these Brazilian truffle-like treats. More

Mixed Review: Mam Papaul's King Cake

Sweets Erin Jackson 3 comments

This King Cake mix from Mam Papaul's has everything you need to make a cake that serves 18 people, including a tiny plastic baby. More

12 Cocktails to Make at Home for Mardi Gras

Drinks Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

Classic New Orleans cocktail recipes and a few more recent inventions from bartenders in the Big Easy. More

American Classics: Mardi Gras Tie-Dye Cake

Sweets Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

If you're looking for something delicious and fun to put everyone in the Fat Tuesday spirit, try out this Mardi Gras-themed tie-dye cake. More

Mardi Gras Tie-Dye Cake

Serious Eats Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

If you're looking for something delicious and fun to put everyone in the Fat Tuesday spirit, try out this Mardi Gras-themed tie-dye cake. More

Serious Entertaining: 20 New Orleans Recipes for Mardi Gras

Serious Entertaining J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style with these New Orleans-inspired foods. From muffulettas to po' boys and all the seafood in between, we've got your Mardi Gras party covered. More

Where to Get Unusual, Alternative King Cakes in New Orleans

Sweets Sarah Baird 1 comment

Over the past decade, local bakeries and pastry chefs have made a concerted effort to elevate the Carnival Season favorite to something worthy of fine china and in varieties that delight every palate. Here are four you should pick up before Fat Tuesday. More

11 New Orleans-Inspired Sweets to Make for Mardi Gras

Sweets Miki Kawasaki 1 comment

Mardi Gras in New Orleans may be known for its over-the-top parades and parties, but don't forget it's also one of the most festive and dessert-centric celebrations in the city (or anywhere, really). Check out these eleven New Orleans-inspired desserts that will keep you in high spirits on Fat Tuesday and beyond. More

Know Your Sweets: New Orleans King Cake

Sweets Sarah Baird 2 comments

The signature baked good of Carnival season in New Orleans, king cake is comprised of a ring of rich, brioche-like dough and any number of sweet fillings, from cinnamon to cream cheese. (Also, watch out from the plastic baby inside!) More

I Tried My First King Cakes in New Orleans, and They Were Awesome

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 11 comments

When I tried my first piece of king cake I was about five drinks deep standing on a balcony overlooking Bourbon Street. Or as they call it in New Orleans, at a rehearsal dinner. More

Behind The Scenes: Bananas Foster French Toast at Brenda's French Soul Food, SF

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 1 comment

At her restaurant Brenda's French Soul Food, New Orleans native Brenda Buenviaje combines the classic Big Easy dish Bananas Foster with french toast. We went behind the scenes to see how this decadent brunch dish is made. More

How to Make Classic New Orleans Muffulettas

J. Kenji López-Alt 5 comments

Originally created at the Central Grocery in New Orleans when the enterprising owner suggested that customers place their typical lunch of sliced cured meat and preserved vegetables inside the bread instead of alongside it, this sandwich is one of the few foods that actually gets better as it sits around at room temperature. With only four ingredients, it's exceedingly simple to make, and there's no better time than on Fat Tuesday. More

Happy Pancake Tuesday! 10 Recipes To Celebrate

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 2 comments

Until I make Pancake Tuesday races an official part of America's traditions—my new life goal—I'll have to make due with eating a giant plate of pancakes and practicing my flip. Here are 10 great recipes for the task. More

15+ New Orleans Recipes We Love for Mardi Gras

The Serious Eats Team 1 comment

If you're in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, well then consider us jealous. (While you're there, here are some eating tips.) But if you're like the rest of us who can't make it, here's a list of appropriately fattening foods for Fat Tuesday. More

12 Cocktails to Celebrate Mardi Gras at Home

Drinks The Serious Eats Team 3 comments

Host your own celebration featuring drinks from New Orleans: homemade Hurricanes and Sazeracs, fancy Ramos Gin Fizzes and newer concoctions from top bartenders. Ready to get shaking? More

We Try Popeye's Mardi Gras Cheesecake

Sweets Will Gordon 8 comments

Though I don't eat a lot of dessert, I am one of the legions of fast eaters who will follow Popeye's into most any culinary battle, so I had no problem imagining a genre-redefining Mardi Gras Cheesecake experience. The reality? A bitter disappointment. More

American Classics: Beignets

Sweets Alexandra Penfold Post a comment

There are few places in the States as closely associated with Mardi Gras as New Orleans and while NOLA has gifted us with many wonderful additions to American cookery, beignets are top of mind with Mardi Gras so near at hand. More


Serious Eats Alexandra Penfold 3 comments

For folks outside of New Orleans, the square, fried fritters which are covered (perhaps buried) in powdered sugar are probably most closely associated with the French Quarter's famed Cafe Du Monde, a coffee shop established back in 1862. More

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