Festive Dishes And Drinks To Get In The Spirit Of Mardi Gras
At the Iowa Chicken Run in Lake Charles, Louisiana, this annual tradition of the Fat Tuesday Run or Courir de Mardi Gras centers on the preparation of gumbo. Usually held in rural communities, it is a tradition that dates back to medieval France. A parade of Mardi Gras celebrators, often in costumes, go from house to house collecting ingredients for their gumbo by performing dances and chasing a chicken.
By Aly Walansky
February 21, 2019