If you’ve never been to New Orleans, we definitely recommend it. Much like Savannah, it’s rich in beauty, culture, and history—maybe that’s why we like it so much! Of course, this week is the world-renowned Mardi Gras festival, where thousands of tourists and locals alike celebrate through the city.
Mardi Gras has its roots in religion, which many may not realize! It actually is a celebration before Lent begins. It’s final day is Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Since many devout Catholics eat mostly fish or fast during Lent, Mardi Gras was created as a sort of debauchery, eating all the meat, eggs, and dairy they had remaining in the house. It eventually evolved to the carnival many recognize today. And though the first Mardi Gras is believed to have taken place in what is now Mobile, Alabama, New Orleans is now what is most widely associated with the festival.
One of the best part of celebrating Mardi Gras N’awlins-style has got to be the food! That’s why we’re sharin’ a few of our favorite New Orleans-inspired dishes with y’all. Enjoy!