Mardi Gras is also known as Fat Tuesday and it’s the period of time before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Lent lasts for 40 days and is a time of reflection and sacrifice and those who practice Lent usually give up some vice such as alcohol or rich food.
This book of recipes contains a wide variety of appetizers, drinks, and a bonus section on brunch. Who doesn’t love to get their friends together and have fun together eating, drinking, and being merry? These recipes will help you create the perfect menu for your guests to do just that.
The most notable locations in the US for Mardi Gras celebrations are New Orleans, LA; Mobile, AL; and St. Louis, MO. In other parts of the world, Rio de Janeiro, Trinidad & Tobago, Venice, and Cologne also have large and famous carnivals.
Obviously, based on all the most notable locations for Fat Tuesday celebrations seafood is a must because of local availability. You simply can’t celebrate Mardi Gras without seafood. However – there are other recipes included that aren’t seafood based – there is plenty of variety here!
One of the staples at every Mardi Gras party is alcohol. This book gives you quite a few options that are associated with the areas that are most known for celebrating this indulgent holiday.
Many Mardi Gras parties start early in the day. Why not serve brunch fare to get it all started? This book has mix and match options to make your menu turn out to be a crowd pleaser plus.