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    Jambalaya (jum-bo-lie-yah)
    Louisiana chefs “sweep up the kitchen” and toss just about everything into the pot. A rice dish with any combination of beef, pork, fowl, smoked sausage, ham, or seafood, as well as celery, green peppers and often tomatoes.

    Joie de Vivre (zhwa-d-veev)
    An attitude towards life

    Juju {joo joo} Voodoo spell that brings good luck.

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    King cake – Traditional yeast coffee cake served during the Mardi Gras season. The King cake honors the Magi who visited the Christ child on the “twelfth night” or Epiphany. The cake is a continuous circle, decorated with yellow, purple and green sugars, the colors of Mardi Gras. The first king cake is made on the Epiphany (January 6), and a little plastic baby doll, bean or nut (representing the baby Jesus) is baked into the cake. When served, the person with the baby in his or her piece hosts the next king cake party. This goes on until Mardi Gras, or the day before Lent begins.

    Krewe{ kroo} a social organization that puts on Mardi Gras balls and parades. Members ride floats and throw beads and doubloons to the crowds at Mardi Gras.

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