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Archive for January, 2008

Marching bands from all parts of South Louisiana peppered nearly 20 floats Saturday night to the delight of hundreds of revelers who had to forego Friday night’s North Shore Mardi Gras festivities due to a storm that swept through the area.

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After a storms Friday washed out most krewes on the first big night of the official Carnival parade season, metro New Orleans moves on to a second packed day, with scattered showers giving away to clear skies through the afternoon into evening. Nearly a dozen krewes are scheduled to roll Saturday, from St. Tammany to […]

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As thunder increased, and light rain gave way to a steady downpour, the parades scheduled to roll on the first big night of the Carnival parade season were cancelled one after the other. Only Oshun, the first scheduled parade on the Uptown route, managed to make it on schedule. Other parades – including Pygmalion, Cleopatra, […]

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While Mississippi braces for sleet overnight, the North Shore can expect continuing thunderstorms with isolated lighting, brief heavy downpours and pea size hail through Saturday, with some clearing Sunday and Monday and scattered thunderstorms possible again on Tuesday, the National Weather Service reports. Storms forced the rescheduling of Mandeville’s Krewe of Eve parade to Monday […]

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What is Jambalaya?

Jambalaya, a Cajun/Creole dish, is perhaps the most versatile main dish the South has to offer. The origin of the name is uncertain, but as with many dish names, there are a few good guesses along with a bit of folklore. Most believe the name came from the Spanish word for ham, jamón, a prime […]

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Mardi Gras King Cake, a traditional cake baked with a hidden doll or coin.   INGREDIENTS: 1 envelope active dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water, about 105 to 115 degrees 2 tablespoons milk, scalded and cooled 4 to 5 cups flour 8 ounces butter 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 2 teaspoons melted […]

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There are many recipes for this Carnival staple, but we like this one from the late Myriam Guidroz, a longtime food columnist for The Times-Picayune. It’s based on a brioche dough, and can be made with or without the filling. Those using a bread-making machine should follow a recipe for brioche or sweet roll dough. […]

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The Krewe of Endymion has picked actor Kevin Costner as its Grand Marshall for Mardi Gras 2008.

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Bacchus celebrates its 40 years by choosing wrestler and reality show star Hulk Hogan as their celebrity king for Mardi Gras 2008.  The theme of this year parades is 40 Years of Fun and will run on February 3, 2008.

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Traditionally Mardi Gras begins on the Twelfth Night which is January 6th this year. The krewe of Phunny Phorty Phellows takes unique route this year, they will travel on the street cars. The parade begins at 7pm and the street cars will go through Mid-City, CBD Uptown and back.

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