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Red Velvet

Red Velvet cake is a Southern classic. ¬†Although, in researching its origins, the red velvet cake seems to have its first appearance from the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. ¬† A brief history here on Leite’s Culinaria. The red coloring comes from a process of vinegar and cocoa powder. ¬†Steel Magnolias, a Southern cult classic film, also made red velvet cake famous during the “armadillo cake scene.”

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Mardi Gras

Happy Fat Tuesday! The Mardi Gras celebrations are upon us, and it is time to celebrate before the Lenten season.

Check out the history of Mardi Gras and how it is celebrated across the globe on Wikipedia.


Make your own King’s Cake!


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