Mardi Gras is a period of revelry that takes place on the Tuesday prior to the start of the Christian season of Lent. Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday,” is celebrated in various regions of the world, but perhaps nowhere are celebrations as festive as in New Orleans, where the French-Creole culture mingles with the parades, brass bands, tossed beads, and all around good fun and great food.
Peanuts are a beloved snack that are as healthy as they are tasty. Despite their somewhat misleading name, peanuts actually are legumes and grow beneath the ground. Legumes are edible seeds enclosed in pods, whereas true nuts grow on trees.
Happy New Year! We made it to 2019, and I, for one, am extremely excited. On a personal note, I just started my fourth term teaching culinary arts at Gateway Technical College at the Elkhorn Campus. It has been a thrill ride, but nothing has been more exciting than my reconnection with baking.
During the month of February, when Americans and Canadians celebrate their respective National Heart Months, an emphasis is placed on being heart-healthy. But February is also the month to celebrate Valentine’s Day, which is known for its decadent desserts and indulgent meals, among other treats. What is a person who wants to stay healthy but enjoy something special on Valentine’s Day to do?