Fastnacht fervor -- Mardi Gras treats
So many unique events are taking place today that we have nearly forgotten that it is Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent begins . . . all depending upon your perspective, of course.) If you cannot make it to the festivities in New Orleans, you may want to whip yourself up a batch of fastnachts: a German pastry very popular with the Amish.