It’s after midnight which means that Fat Tuesday has finally arrived. Fair warning to my regular followers in case you missed it over the weekend - there’s gonna be lots of Mardi Gras/NOLA posts through until Wednesday. I’m tagging all #mardi gras in case you wanna skip it. I invite you to enjoy the day with me.
Every Lent I remind myself that in terms of restraint Catholics have probably the most soft-core fasts of at least the Abrahamic religions. Like damn I remember going to brunch with my Jewish bff during Passover. No BAGELS? at BRUNCH? That was true suffering right there; I can be a vegetarian once a week with no complaint.
King Cake: a traditional cajun/creole baked treat, known by its distinct ‘braided’ look, prepared for Mardi Gras. It is made with the specific intention of sharing it with your family and friends. It is only to be consumed between twelfth night (January 6th) and Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday- the day that falls before Ash Wednesday). And it’s delicious.