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Archive for January, 2010

f ever there was a perfect match of Mardi Gras parade and celebrity guests, this just might be it: The famously irreverent Krewe of Tucks parade has announced that comic actors Rob Corrdry (“The Daily Show”), Craig Robinson (“The Office,” “Father of Invention”) and Clark Duke (“Greek”) — all cast members in the forthcoming MGM comedy “Hot Tub […]

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The orders for King Cakes are pouring in and two of New Orleans best known bakeries, Haydel’s and Bamino’s are baking King Cakes in the thousands. A similar spike in orders have been seen at other bakeries too. With Saints in the Super Bowl, the spirits are high in New Orleans. The king cake traditionally […]

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Drew Brees, the beloved Quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, has two very important dates coming up! Sunday, February 7, he’s going to lead the Saints to WIN the SuperBowl! But then…another big day…Sunday, Feb 14, he will reign as King of the Krewe of Bacchus! Fans will definitely flock to the streets for the […]

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Traditional King Cake Recipe

Ingredients 1/2 cup warm water (110 to 115 degrees) 2 packages active dry yeast 1/2 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 cups flour unsifted 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon lemon zest, this is lemon rind, grated 1/2 cup warm milk 5 egg yolks 1 stick butter cut into […]

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The 2010 Mardi Gras celebration marks the 173rd year of parading in New Orleans. The 2010 parade season will be the fourth since Hurricane Katrina occurred, and will be sure to mark the highest number of visitors to New Orleans since. A film entitled Mardi Gras will be released in theaters on February 19, 2010 […]

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There won’t be a parade in St. Bernard Parish on Mardi Gras this year after all. The Krewe of Gladiators, which was trying to restore its parade, as well as the tradition of a Carnival Day parade in the parish, said it won’t roll. It was too difficult to attact enough riders and krewe officials […]

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The Krewe of Brid, a Lakeview carnival marching club, pays homage to the city’s streets with its 2010 theme “Pothole Patrol.” Brid will march at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29. The route begins on Milne at Conrad (near Mount Carmel Academy), heads south to Harrison Avenue, then turns east on Harrison Avenue to end […]

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Celebrity chef Rachael Ray will lead the Krewe of Argus through Metairie this Mardi Gras. Ray, who hosts her own talk show and supervises the popular magazine “Every Day With Rachael Ray,” will serve as the 2010 Grand Marshal for the 38th annual parade.Argus will roll at 10 a.m. with a 25-float parade working within […]

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