Fat Tuesday 2011

February 15, 2011 by staff 

Fat Tuesday 2011, This Mardi gras to Mardi gras at home with a festive and tasty appointments worthy of a king or queen. Zatarain, brand service to New Orleans-style food for over 120 years, offers tasty ideas to help plan a family night lively with the right menu of traditional dishes, including jambalaya and red beans and rice, and faith means to celebrate Carnival.

“I share the spirit of Mardi Gras with the rest of the country,” said John Besh, a native of New Orleans and executive chef of Restaurant August and Luke. “With Zatarain, it is so easy to put the fun and flavor of Mardi gras home – wherever you live. Prepare meals tasty new Orleans-style, decorate with beads and masks, and then invite people on good times all around. ”

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Zatarain spear “Mardi Gras Central” on Facebook with robust new offerings, including a Facebook application festive, Mardi gras music, Carnival recipes developed exclusively by the head and videos Besh parade live modernize gay Mardi gras:

“Jazz Up Your Profile Pic”: Zatarain’s new Facebook application, available Feb. 22, it is easy to add colorful beads and a mask to a Facebook or Twitter profile picture. Tool Sharing with friends and followers to create Mardi gras parade festive photos.
Take a Listen: For music to create atmosphere, see the online radio station Pandora tab Zatarain Mardi Gras Facebook. Listen to the best of New Orleans jazz and legendary carnival favorites on the station name.
Take a look: Enter action with a look at live images of Mardi Gras parades subsequently view video clips for a peek inside the kitchen of Chef Besh and a foretaste of the family of a true New Orleans Mardi “Zat’s Cams. “Gras celebration.
Find recipes for celebrating: Get recipes for traditional favorites like the Big Easy Jambalaya Carnival Uptown and red beans and rice, please make sure the crowd.
A tribute to Big Easy

Perhaps contrary to popular belief, most celebrations of New Orleans Mardi gras actually take place in the house, away from the festivities the most commonly associated with the French Quarter. Centered on time-honored dishes both tasty and easy to prepare food brings family and friends. Type in the spirit of the “Big Easy” with these festive party tips:

Enjoy your own party: While food is the main event at your party, do not get stuck in the kitchen away from guests. Chef Besh suggests preparing as much as possible in advance. Jambalaya and gumbo taste even better the next day, so you can even cook your food the day before your party. Then all you have to do is reheating and plate when your guests come walking Zatarain offers authentic, tasty and easy one-pot meals for you and dance all night.
Dress the part: Channel your inner royalty in encouraging visitors to dress up as kings, queens and clowns, all of New Orleans does. Complete the costume with fun masks and beads.
Kick Up of color: Make sure all decorations are in the traditional colors of Mardi Gras gold purple, green and stand for justice, faith and power, respectively.
Do not forget dessert: Prepare a smooth end to your party with Chef Besh twist on the traditional King Cake – King Cake cupcakes, each with a cache dried fava bean inside. Tradition dictates that whoever gets the bean in their slice of cake serves as host of the party next year. With all holders of a stuffed bean cupcake, everyone must get together again for the celebration next year!
Visit / Zatarain essential recipes for Mardi gras and more, and be sure to follow Zatarain on Twitter (@ MyZatarains) to let the good times roll!

About Zatarain

Since 1889, Zatarain was the authority on the fun and flavor of New Orleans. Since its humble beginnings producing beer root extract, the company has grown to over 200 food rice Dinner Mixes, entrees, pasta dinner mixes, bread crumbs, seasonings and spices to seafood boils, Creole Mustard and other products based on authentic New Orleans-style recipes and preparing seafood Now people around the world recognize that to capture the true flavor of New Orleans cooking, you to “Jazz It Up with Zatarain of.” for tour information, recipes and online shop Zatarain.

New Orleans Saints are just two games away from making NFL history for the second straight year, but you will not find too many long faces in the streets of the Big Easy. That’s because the city is experiencing the anticipation and excitement of what was known as “the greatest free show on Earth”: Mardi gras. There are only three weeks between now and Tuesday fat, to continue preparations for the 312-year tradition on track.

It would be difficult to overestimate the amount of planning to enter the party, while more than 60 parades are scheduled to run through the Greater New Orleans in the months ahead, many of which take place simultaneously. They range from the French Quarter walking teams like Pete Fountain’s Half-Fast Walking Club famous (including actor John Goodman is a member) to “super brotherhoods” as Orpheus, whose fleet adorned cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and take months to build.

A notable exception to all the preparations in the city is the Superdome, home of the Saints. Its doors are closed for the carnival while receiving a facelift in anticipation of hosting Super Bowl XLVII in 2013. This means that the Krewe of Endymion, which holds its annual ball extravaganza within the walls around the sacred feast to move temporarily to the Morial Convention Center. Found among the members of the brotherhood Endymion celebrities this year will be Anderson Cooper, Kelly Ripa and Pat Benatar, who all serve as royalty.

Mardi Gras local historian and author Arthur Hardy said: “Nobody in New Orleans have mind a repeat of last year’s Super Bowl win, but we’re all still looking for a record season of Carnival.”

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