Mardi Gras Cooking

Is there a local Creole or New Orleans-themed restaurant in your neighborhood or town? Perhaps they’d be open to offering some cooking lessons to young adults one evening and then you can gather on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) to show off what you’ve learned. If the cooking lessons aren’t an option, find a few delicious recipes on Food Gawker or Pinterest to try — jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice, king cake, bread pudding. Our mouths are already watering!