High Lights from New Orleans

Some ways to see what's going on in New Orleans -without being there. Lisa          Jackson square Cam - Live   Mardi Gras cam       Streaming video all the time. Parade highlights.   Fun Parades in the Big Easy - Krewe of Barkus   Jan 19   New Orleans  The Red Bean [...]

Po Boy -Dressed or Nutting?

Another Classic New Orleans treat -perfect for Mardi Gras is the  Po-Boy- A po' boy (also po-boy, po boy) is a traditional sandwich from Louisiana. It almost always consists of meat, which is usually sloppy roast beef, known as meat curtains, or fried seafood which includes shrimp, crawfish, oysters and crab. The meat is served [...]

Gambino’s Doberge Cake

I mentioned on an earlier post about Doberge cake- My personal favorite - this 9 layer cake is an New Orleans favorite. So Let me introduce you to- Joe Gambino's Doberge Cake-  History of the Cake-  Beulah Levy Ledner, born into a Jewish family in St. Rose, Louisiana, opened a bakery in New Orleans in 1933. [...]

Lafayette Eats-

  The American city was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by Jean Mouton, a French-speaking man of Acadian descent. In 1884, it was renamed for General Lafayette, who fought with and significantly aided the American Army during the American Revolutionary War.[5] The city's economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum [...]

Live out of Louisiana ? Place your Order-

  Kng cakes honor the Epiphany (it’s the start of Mardi Gras) and are actually filled pastry rings, frosted and bedecked in traditional royal colors of green (faith), gold (power), and purple (justice). Fans fall into two camps, preferring either the denser, Danish pastry-style, or the light, tender brioche version. Loyalties divide even further when [...]

King Cake

A Mardi- Gras  Tradition -  but if you are not a baker stay tune -Coming up way to order you king cake!  Ingredients for the cake 1 cup lukewarm milk, about 110°F 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons dry yeast 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup melted butter 5 egg yolks, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla [...]