martes, 8 de marzo de 2011

king cake

On Tuesday is Mardi Gras, also known as "Fat Tuesday". It's traditionally celebrated as the last day of indulgence and revelry before the start of the annual Christian fasting season known as Lent. And no Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans is ever complete without the king cake, a traditional pastry dating back to the 19th century. Louisiana bakery owner and pastry chef Jean-Luc Albin discusses the king cake and its place in Mardi Gras celebrations.