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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:13 PM

A City Drenched in Sugar

NEW ORLEANS — Other cities might be trudging through cabbage season at this point in winter, but New Orleans is eating cake. From Twelfth Night to Mardi Gras, which is Feb. 12 this year, daily consumption of king cake — a round of sweet dough glazed with purple, gold and green sugar — is more or less compulsory. It’s a clue that although this city’s rémoulades and gumbos and Sazeracs are renowned, there is also a world of sweet treats to explore.

“New Orleans is a sugar town, always has been."

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/dining/king-cakes-abound-in-new-orleans.html?hp

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/01/30/dining/20130130-BAKERIES.html

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elleng Jan 2013 OP
HappyMe Jan 2013 #1
elleng Jan 2013 #2
TreasonousBastard Jan 2013 #3
elleng Jan 2013 #4
TreasonousBastard Jan 2013 #5
elleng Jan 2013 #8
cbayer Jan 2013 #6
RILib Jan 2013 #7

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:19 PM

1. I would take cake over cabbage any day.


Oh, hell yeah.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:25 PM

2. HA!

Did have a good salad today, based on cabbage, in the style of Chipotle. TOMORROW, tho, may go to grocery and look for some CAKE!!!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:34 AM

3. So now we talk of cabbages and kings?

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:10 PM

4. shoes and ships and sealing wax!

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 01:43 PM

5. Just watch out for those slithy toves...

I bet it was really them who snuck over and ate the oysters.

(ya know, I'm having fun rereading that stuff after all these years...)


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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:46 PM

8. Great fun, isn't it?

Runs through my mind from time to time, along with/after Pooh/Milne.

Wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
There's always Pooh and Me.
Whatever I do, he wants to do,
"Where are you going today?" says Pooh:
"Well, that's very odd 'cos I was too.
Let's go together," says Pooh, says he.
"Let's go together," says Pooh.

http://allpoetry.com/A.A._Milne

Now We Are Six - A.A. Milne
When I was one I had just begun
When I was two I was nearly new

When I was three I was hardly me
When I was four I was not much more

When I was five I was just alive
But now I am six, I'm as clever as clever;

http://mypoetryprogram.blogspot.com/2008/08/now-we-are-six-aa-milne.html

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:18 PM

6. They are usually terrible, imo.

Dry and not at all interesting.

There are a few bakeries who make very good ones, often with fruit or cream cheese fillings.

But for the most part, I would skip them.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:38 PM

7. ug

 

I looked at the photos for that article. Everything looked inedible.

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