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We’re getting lots of queries on this oldie so I’m reposting it:

Because we can’t live on Moleskines alone…


Image: Zeelandia

‘Paczki (POONCH-key) is a day we look forward to — but then again we
don’t,” says Rose Gjorgjeski, owner of the New Deluxe Bakery. “You
don’t sleep, you don’t eat, and all you think about is paczki.”

[Original Detroit News page now invalid]

Bake it with Bobby Flay

King Cake

Image: Zymondo

"The King Cake is a traditional Mardi Gras treat, baked and covered
with a poured sugar topping in Mardi Gras colors; Purple, representing
Justice, Green representing Faith and Gold representing Power.
Traditionally, the person who finds the hidden "baby" in his or her
slice of cake must provide the cake the next year. Hundreds of
thousands of King Cakes are consumed at parties worldwide every year
and in fact, a Mardi Gras party wouldn’t be complete without a King

The "Official King Cake Recipe"

"Laissez les bon temps rouler!"

Originally posted 2.24.04