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Mardi Gras Reading and Recipe

posted Feb 21, 2012, 5:08 AM by Christine Brower-Cohen   [ updated Feb 21, 2012, 5:08 AM by rcase@wbschools.org ]
February 21, 2012

 

While planning my New Orleans-themed Fat Tuesday dinner -  pulled-pork Po' Boys, jambalaya, and bananas foster for desert – I was trying to think of New Orleans-themed books.  I remembered Zeitoun, the true story of a Muslim-American family’s experience after Hurricane Katrina.  Confession:  I didn’t finish reading this book, as I started reading something juicier.  However, it must be controversial, because my friend, a very quiet, reserved young woman, called me on the way home from book discussion to tell me she almost came to blows with a

70 year-old man over part of the book.  Obviously, now I have to reread the book. 
                                                                                                                                    

 

For your own Mardi Gras celebration, I’ve included a video recipe for king cake:

YouTube Video

Happy reading,

Christine

ccohen(at)wbschools(dot)org  

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