Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival

Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival
Author: Errol Laborde
Language English
Pages: 216
ISBN10: 1455617644
Genre: Race
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
ISBN13: 9781455617647
Published: September 10th 2013 by Pelican Publishing Company

This extravagantly illustrated volume from a well-respected New Orleans expert covers such topics as the place of the old-line krewes in the evolution of Mardi Gras, women's groups, flambeaux, the Carnival foods, and more. Even with its loyalty to tradition, Carnival in New Orleans has changed dramatically since the 1980s. Terms such as Lundi Gras, Muses, Krewe d'Etat, and Orpheus are now part of the lexicon, while krewe names such as Venus, Mecca, and Freret survive only in trivia conversations and historical records.

Fascinating and intimate, this book seamly intertwines the past with the present. The rich flavors of New Orleans-cultural and culinary-dance on every page of this handsome book.