Mardi Gras or Carnevale: Yummy Either Way!

Venice, New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, three of the most famous – and infamous! – cities for mardi gras/Carnevale/Carnival. For two weeks prior to Fat Tuesday (24 February 2009), revelers from all over the world flock to these legendary cities in the hundreds of thousands to ‘party like there’s no tomorrow!’

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Andouille Sausage and Shrimp with Creole Mustard Sauce

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Melanzane al Funghetto

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Cefali alla Griglia

creme fritte

creme fritte

feijoada

Feijoada

And what’s a party without food?! And what food! Andouille Sausage and Shrimp with Creole Mustard Sauce, Spicy Shrimp with Andouille Sausage on Grits, Bread Pudding with Warm Bourbon Sauce are just some of the treats you’ll find in New Orleans; the city of the Dogi – Venice – prefers Melanzane al Funghetto, Seppie in Teglia
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Cefali alla Griglia, and creme fritte; and the world famous dancers of Rio chew down on Brazilian Feijoada, Feyoada rice, and Papo de Anjo.

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Papo de Anjo

One thing’s for sure, no one leaves hungry. This is food for the hearty, not the faint of heart. Luckily, olive oil plays a prominent role in the preparation of most dishes; so does frying fat – especially in the fritte and various other deep-fried treats. It’s not called ‘Fat Tuesday’ for nothing!

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