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19 Mar

Nina’s Bread Pudding with Whisky Sauce!

by Kara Johnson Growing up in New Orleans mandates a love affair with bread pudding.  I don't remember the first time I ate it, but my grandmother made one of the best I've ever tasted.  If food is love, (and I know that some part of it is), we were most certainly cared for and treasured by my grandmother.  Born Evelina, she shortened her name to Evelyn, and we called her Nina.  After school, my cousins and I would all go to my great grandparents' home in the 7th Ward.  The house was a double  shotgun, renovated into a single, located caddy-corner to Valena C. Jones Elementary School. It was the gathering place for my family.  Nina would have the most amazing dinners waiting for us, and...
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5 Feb


Have you heard about the great king cake controversy?  There's an ongoing debate about this delightful delicacy. What actually makes a king cake a king cake?  Can any pastry topped with purple, green and gold sprinkles claim the title?  Is it simply a sweet treat, or can it be the main course? There are so many new takes on this old tradition. The king cake was originally made in France some 300 years ago in honor of the Epiphany.  The Epiphany, celebrated throughout Western Europe, occurs on January 6th, 12 days after Christmas, and is also known as the Twelfth Night. It commemorates when the three kings visited the baby Jesus. In New Orleans, it also signifies the beginning of the Mardi Gras season.  The...
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