Tag: Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday: The Many Different Doughnuts of Mardi Gras

Fat Tuesday: The Many Different Doughnuts of Mardi Gras

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

On the day of indulgence before the austere season of Lent, celebrate as you’re meant to: with a hearty helping of dough and fat.

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Get Your Beignets Ready for Mardi Gras

Get Your Beignets Ready for Mardi Gras

| February 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

It’s Mardi Gras season, a perfect time to enjoy New Orleans-style beignets. Find out which Bay Area restaurants are offering these tasty doughnuts, and try Stephanie Rosenbaum’s easy recipe for making fresh beignets at home.

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Fried Seafood in New Orleans + Mardi Gras Slideshow

Fried Seafood in New Orleans + Mardi Gras Slideshow

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

New Orleans is one of my favorite eating towns. Granted, San Francisco is where my heart is, but New Orleans speaks to me. New Orleanians seem to just eat life up with gusto. And I love that they have managed to preserve a culinary history and food culture that is so distinctly their own. I jump at every chance I get to visit NOLA, and with Mardi Gras festivities in full swing, this is a prime time to be in town.

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Performance Piece “Our Daily Bread” Focuses on Food Traditions

Performance Piece “Our Daily Bread” Focuses on Food Traditions

| March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dancer and choreographer Amara Tabor-Smith explores her cultural roots and identity through food events over the past year, culminating in the upcoming performance “Our Daily Bread” at CounterPULSE in San Francisco in April.

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Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras!

Tracing the roots of Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday, with tips on finding the best recipes and restaurants for celebrating.

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Vegan Beignets for Mardi Gras

Vegan Beignets for Mardi Gras

| March 5, 2011 | 5 Comments

Mardi Gras is just around the corner, and if you can’t be in New Orleans, you may as well celebrate at home with these delicious treats. Beignets’ ingredients have simple substitutes, making for a very easily veganizable recipe. Enjoy them with a coconut milk café au lait!

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King Friday: Three Kings Cake

King Friday: Three Kings Cake

| January 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

January is rather king-heavy in its celebrations. At the beginning of the month, we’ve got the baby Jesus, who some call the King of Kings; right after that comes the birthday of Elvis, the King of rock and roll; and, finally, there is Martin Luther King, jr. Holiday. Three kings. Count ‘em.

It was all too perfect to pass up.

Rather than make a straightforward, Jesus-oriented King’s cake cake, I could celebrate all three kings by adding three different kinds of beans.

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