Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mardis Gras Reading and Recipe

This beautiful trivet was a gift that my wonderful friend, Janet gave me after her trip to New Orleans.

Last night, while I was cooking my family's Fat Tuesday dinner and dessert, I thought of this previous post on Mardis Gras food and books.  Enjoy.

February 21, 2012

While planning my New Orleans-themed Fat Tuesday dinner -  pulled-pork Po' Boys, jambalaya, and bananas foster for dessert – I was trying to think of New Orleans-themed books.  I remembered Zeitoun, the true story of a Muslim-American family’s experience after Hurricane Katrina. 
Confession:  I didn’t finish reading this book, as I started reading something juicier.  However, it must be controversial, because my friend, a very quiet, reserved young woman, called me on the way home from book discussion to tell me she almost came to blows with a
70 year-old man over part of the book.  Obviously, now I have to reread the book. 

For your own Mardi Gras celebration, I’ve included a video recipe for king cake:

Happy reading,

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