Fat Chinese Valentine

longevity noodles—don’t cut them!
longevity noodles—don’t cut them!

The stars have aligned in a most delicious trine, yielding king cake, almond cookies and chocolate. This year, Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day and Mardi Gras happen within the same three-day period. Them's good eating holidays! If you dropped the ball on booking a romantic dinner, you can always feed your date longevity noodles (Chinese New Year festivities span 15 days) or spoonfuls of spicy gumbo (read Jessica’s recipe blog in honor of Mardi Gras, which is aujourd'hui). An appetite for adventure trumps a bouquet of flowers, any day of the week.