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911 clicks; posted to Food » on 27 Jan 2021 at 7:25 PM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-27 6:12:02 PM  
Entire situation makes me want to cry, didn't even finish the story.

Also, spoiler: king cake is usually the *least* tasty thing that you can find at a NOLA restaurant.
 
2021-01-27 7:50:03 PM  
I've participated in a bunch of stupid traditional things. This is just about the dumbest one. A cake with a plastic baby inside. A rational person would never consider this a normal thing to do.
 
2021-01-27 7:53:53 PM  

Naido: Also, spoiler: king cake is usually the *least* tasty thing that you can find at a NOLA restaurant.


well, that's saddening, but maybe unsurprising?

I mean - I never once had it, so I'd try it at least once! but... every time I've seen articles/photoshoots about it... the stuff simply seems... not appetizing?

seems like poboys or beignets or literally anything else, would be infinitely more successful?
 
2021-01-27 7:56:53 PM  

majestic: I've participated in a bunch of stupid traditional things. This is just about the dumbest one. A cake with a plastic baby inside. A rational person would never consider this a normal thing to do.


yeah, like, some traditional holiday Ukrainian breads have whole eggs in the shell inside, but the breads are braided & pull-apart in format, it's considered lucky to get an egg, and you just crack it open and eat it. no plastic babbys, though!
 
2021-01-27 8:51:35 PM  

majestic: I've participated in a bunch of stupid traditional things. This is just about the dumbest one. A cake with a plastic baby inside. A rational person would never consider this a normal thing to do.


Real baby animals are so much better anyway. Veal, lamb, suckling pig etc
 
2021-01-27 11:02:43 PM  
People in New Orleans are baking plastic babies into cakes?

This sounds like the plot from a forgettable episode of "The Brady Bunch"....
 
2021-01-28 12:32:32 AM  

The Red Zone: majestic: I've participated in a bunch of stupid traditional things. This is just about the dumbest one. A cake with a plastic baby inside. A rational person would never consider this a normal thing to do.

Real baby animals are so much better anyway. Veal, lamb, suckling pig etc


It's called slow and low. You sick bastard! (At least get the terms right)
 
2021-01-28 7:03:59 AM  

majestic: I've participated in a bunch of stupid traditional things. This is just about the dumbest one. A cake with a plastic baby inside. A rational person would never consider this a normal thing to do.


Amen, brother. Too many people are forgetting that the true meaning of Mardi Gras is cold hard logic
 
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2021-01-28 5:04:05 PM  
Every once in a while, I get nostalgic for King Cake. I lived in Metairie when I was in high school. A couple years ago, a vendor sent a king cake to the office, and I remembered king cake isn't that great. The dessert I would love to have again is the bread pudding soufflé at Commander's Palace. You can only have it for dessert if you order it at the same time you order dinner. It was so good.

The better pastry for New Orleans has got to be eating beignets after a night of drinking. Soak that booze up with a pillow shaped French doughnut.
 
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