Most roads in New Orleans these days lead to King Cake.
We’re in that precious month between King’s Day (January 6th) and Fat Tuesday where we eat as much and as many King Cakes as we can. We King Cake our doughnuts (see District Doughnuts), we buy mini cakes from the grocery store, send cakes to our friends in other states… it’s an extravaganza and a tradition. Who would be be to snub tradition.
A few years ago, during what was my first full Mardi Gras in this fine city, I made a more traditional King Cake.