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Go Wild on Fat Tuesday with Wings, Shrimp, and Much More!

Go Wild on Fat Tuesday with Wings, Shrimp, and Much More!

Today is Mardi Gras, better known as “Fat Tuesday.” It’s the last hurrah for observant Christians, who beginning tomorrow, will start a 46-day period of fasting leading up to Easter Sunday. (Loosely translated, Carnival, from the Latin carne vale, means “farewell to meat.”) There was once a practical as well as a liturgical purpose behind Lent. Peasants couldn’t afford to overwinter their animals, so there was generally an ample supply of...

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GRILLED RICE

YOU CAN GRILL WHAT??? This just in from our Bangkok correspondent, Allan Dresner: kao neow--grilled sticky rice and egg cakes. Dip rice in spiced beaten egg, then grill over a screaming hot charcoal fire. "The egg feels like an omelette around the rice," says Drez. Below are three other great grilled rice dishes from around the world: 1) Japan: onigiri--triangular cakes of grilled sticky rice often stuffed with sausage or beans 2) Laos: rice...

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PAELLA

SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW PAELLA? Meet the real McCoy. Cooked over a grapevine fire, made with rabbit and snails, and not a snippet of seafood. Just like a traditional paella. This is how they make it at the legendary Paco Gandia restaurant in the town of Pinoso in the Alicante region of Spain. It's in the middle of nowhere, but it's definitely worth a drive. Heat control is very simple: To raise the heat (and form the crust), simple add more grape...

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