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Mardi Gras

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    Bananas Foster Cream Pie

    The New Orleans dessert of bananas Foster inspired this riff on a classic banana cream pie. It features a layer of rum-spiked sautéed bananas under the traditional pudding filling, plus a…

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    A Classic Mardi Gras Dinner

    Capture the flavors of New Orleans with shrimp rémoulade, gumbo, and authentic King Cake

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    The Sazerac

    Sometimes it’s helpful to think of a garnish in an uncommon way.  Consider the absinthe rinse found in a traditional Sazerac cocktail as an aromatic garnish that’s placed underneath the…

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    Lake Charles Dirty Rice

    The traditional Cajun dish of dirty rice (rice cooked with chicken livers, spices, and aromatics) is the perfect pairing for New Orleans chef Donald Link's Sunday Night Fried Chicken. The…

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    New Orleans–Style BBQ Shrimp

    Huge, juicy shrimp dripping with butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and spices, this dish is a Crescent City classic. Leave it to eccentric New Orleans; despite the name, there's no barbecue…

  • How-To

    How to Make Creole Shrimp Jambalaya

    New Orleans native and cookbook author Poppy Tooker demonstrates step-by-step how to make her Creole-Style Shrimp Jambalaya

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    Banana-Rum Crêpes with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream

    This recipe is excerpted from Southern Comfort: A New Take on the Recipes We Grew Up With.

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    Creole-Style Shrimp Jambalaya

    A creole-style (red) jambalaya always includes tomatoes. I like using tomato paste instead of canned or fresh tomatoes because it adds deeper flavor and gives the finished dish a rich…

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    Cajun-Style Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

    This is a traditional Cajun-style (brown) jambalaya, chock full of smoked meats with nary a tomato in sight. Although Louisiana-style ingredients are increasingly available these days, it may be difficult…

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    A Batch of Beignets for Fat Tuesday

    These light, fluffy puffs of fried dough are a classic Mardi Gras treat, especially if you're giving up sweets later this week.