Party Ideas
Folks down in New Orleans, or N'awlins, if you prefer, take their cooking seriously, and it becomes especially important on Mardi Gras. Just ask anyone about Paul Prudhomme, Cajun-Creole spice...
Misconceptions about Mardi Gras in New Orleans abound: All the action’s on one day! (Actually, floats have been rolling since the end of January.) Everyone’s half-naked! (Nope, it’s...
Crawfish
Mardi Gras is one of the only holidays that’s only observed in one part of the country. It also happens to be one of the only holidays that’s core objective is to have as good a time as...
Chicken Hock Gumbo
When one thinks of Cajun or Creole cooking, what usually comes to mind? Perhaps simply "New Orleans," while some may think of Commander's Palace, and others wonder, "Aren't...
Breaking bread is a fulfilling experience well beyond the food that is enjoyed. Everyone at The Daily Meal can speak to this, which is why we’ve started our Family Dinners. Every week, we...
Mardi Gras in Manhattan with a dish like pommes et champignons? That’s right, roasted apples and trumpet mushrooms, served with serrano ham on truffle Mornay sauce, to fittingly celebrate Fat...
Down in New Orleans, they really know how to party. Mardi Gras festivities started a few weeks ago and will continue for almost another month. (And that’s not to mention that the city’s...
Bourbon Street
As March Madness heats up New Orleans this weekend, here’s the rundown on what’s hot in the Big Easy. SLEEP:  If you’re looking for a bit of luxury and tradition in the...
Spring is around the corner and the Crescent City is gearing up for the biggest festival of the year— Mardi Gras. The event draws hundreds of thousands of people every year looking to take part in...
Mardi Gras
The city of New Orleans all but shuts down on Fat Tuesday, as its biggest party culminates in a string of parades and heaps of beads along the streets. Rest assured that fine dining establishments...
King Cake
Even if you can't make your way down to N'awlins this year, you can still celebrate like a fool by throwing your own Mardi Gras celebration at home with these recipes. Dress and decorate in...
New Orleans
New Orleans is a favorite of mine. Living in Houston, it’s but a hop and skip away by plane and also a reasonable (and fun) road trip. I’ve done NOLA the hard way. You know, with copious...
Nice parade
Who dat say New Orleans is the only place with Mardi Gras? Carnival season is an international spectacle that reaches far beyond the Mississippi. The UK turns out stacks of pancakes on Pancake...
To celebrate Mardi Gras like they do in the Big Easy, get your friends together for a day-long celebration filled with rich, fried foods and lots of cocktails. To help you stock the bar for the party...