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Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, New Orleans’s most festive carnival, is best celebrated with traditional Louisiana fare. Mardi Gras is a time to dig in to the rich flavors of Creole and Cajun dishes like jambalaya, shrimp and crab gumbo, and po’ boy sandwiches. Check out our favorites.

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Ground chicory is a beloved ingredient in New Orleans. The roasted and ground root of the endive is most notably used to smooth the sharpness of coffee. Here, it lends a pleasantly bitter note to these biscotti-like cookies. A bit of instant espresso powder can also be used.