Books to celebrate Mardi Gras

In honor of Mardi Gras next Tuesday, I thought it would be fun to share some books honoring the beautiful city of New Orleans, and the holiday.  I’ve always wanted to visit New Orleans, but just haven’t made it yet.  Someday!

Have you ever been to Mardi Gras? Any other recommended books on NOLA?


Cooking Up a Storm: Recipes Lost and Found from The Times-Picayune of New Orleans by Marcelle Bienvenu


New Orleans Carnival Krewes: The History, Spirit and Secrets of Mardi Gras by Rosary O’Neill


Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans by Gary Krist


The Southerner’s Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life by the Editors of Garden and Gun


A Guide to the Historic French Quarter by Andy Peter Antippas


The Encyclopedia of Cajun & Creole Cuisine by John D. Folse


New Orleans: Facts and Legends by Raymond J. Martinez and Jack D. L. Holmes

And for the kids:

king cake

The King Cake Baby by Keila Dawson


Eight Dolphins of Katrina: A True Tale of Survival by Janet Wyman Coleman

paper crafts

Paper Crafts for Mardi Gras by Randel McGee

All images via Amazon.


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