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Entries Tagged as 'Heritage'

When The Saints Go Marching In…

February 8th, 2010 · 19 Comments

1 billion: Number of chicken wings consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Tags: Culture · Events · Heritage · History · Mardi Gras

King Cake & Twelfth Night

January 6th, 2010 · 23 Comments

This traditional King Cake recipe goes back to before the 1980’s and is a classic. It will yield 1 average 12 to 14-inch ring of King Cake. In the restaurant I would make a much larger batch that would yield 6 King Cakes this size.

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Tags: Cajun · Desserts · Heritage · Holidays · Mardi Gras · Recipes

Welcome to Mardi Gras 2010

January 5th, 2010 · 25 Comments

It marks the day the wise men brought gifts to the Christ Child. By doing so they ‘revealed’ or ‘made known’ Jesus to the world as Lord and King. As the Mardi Gras season starts this year Fat Tuesday falls on February 16, 2010, always the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent for fasting and abstinence in the Catholic Church.

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Tags: Cajun · Creole · Culture · Events · Heritage · History · Holidays · Mardi Gras · Traditions · Travel

Duarte’s Tavern and NPR Morning Edition

March 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I yearn for places like this, and when on vacation I like to find these places where the locals and regulars go every day. I can get franchise food at home so why go to California to order the same menu items that I can get in Louisiana, North Carolina, or Maine.

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Tags: Commentary · Heritage · Restaurant Reviews

Crawfish Monique

January 28th, 2009 · 14 Comments

The recipe below is based on what I was taught and how to make the famous dish from scratch. However, I must say that I have modified the recipe some, in the traditional recipe the chicken base and Parmesan cheese was not used, and instead of Cajun Spice Blend they used Paul Prudhomme’s Seafood Magic spice blend, which is a very good blend.

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Tags: Cajun · Culture · Events · Food · Heritage · Recipes · Sauces · Seafood