We may be far from the streets of New Orleans where revelers are reveling in Mardi Gras today, but, as always, we celebrate the Foodspotting way! With a feast on the table and a camera in hand.
If you've ever been to "New Awlins," you may have tried NOLA signatures, like fried catfish, shrimp po' boys, and authentic muffuletta. Our co-founder, Teddy, will be celebrating today by going for a more traditional Cajun-Creole meal with red beans, rice, jambalaya, and fried okra.
However and wherever you celebrate, make sure to dig into the sweet finishing touch – and most important part – king cake! While king cake is associated with different festivals throughout the world, the Louisiana variety is like a large cinnamon-roll cake frosted and coated with sprinkles in the traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold. The best part? Each cake is baked with a small plastic trinket – often in the shape of a wee plastic baby. The lucky guy or girl to find the trinket in their slice of cake wins! "What" depends on who you're hanging out with, I guess. Still, it's good to be king! Even if all you gain is a small plastic baby.