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Fill Your Belly This Mardi Gras with FoodyDirect

Mardi Gras Celebration

In 1703, the settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile, later Mobile, celebrated America’s very first Mardi Gras. Meaning “fat Tuesday” in French, the holiday falls on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and while historically a religious celebration, today it has taken on a much more laidback and revelrous tone. You probably know Mardi Gras as the parade-filled, purple, green, ... Read More »

How to Throw the Ultimate Mardi Gras Party

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Fat Tuesday is all about excess and decadence–the last hurrah before lent, making it a great excuse to party, even if you’re no where near New Orleans. Here are 10 ideas on how to bring the Big Easy to your bash. Decorations via Pinterest Decorations are easy! Grab gold (symbolizes power), purple (justice), and green (faith) beads at a dollar ... Read More »

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Authentic New Orleans King Cakes


  Ask anyone in New Orleans and they’ll tell you: It’s not a Mardi Gras party until someone finds the toy baby in the king cake. But long before that, someone has to provide the king cake. That’s where Caluda King Cakes comes in. Located in New Orleans, our newest bakery partner has been an integral part of Mardi Gras gatherings and festivities ... Read More »