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Mardi Gras season is in full throes, and in New Orleans the annual Carnival celebrations mean parades, flashy costumes, throws and, of course, good food. The season's festivities are historically a time to indulge in rich foods before the start of Lent, and what the city offers does not disappoint as it is home to many unique regional dishes and food traditions.

With Fat Tuesday on the horizon, this week's KD Finds celebrates New Orlean's rich culinary history. We're sharing five things we love that bring a taste of the city to your kitchen, from the perfect king cake to legendary beignets. With these picks, you're sure to throw a festive Mardi Gras party and let the good times roll!

Check out the slideshow above to discover our five favorite things for Mardi Gras festivities.

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