calas http://wrkf.org en Meet The Calas, A New Orleans Treat That Helped Free Slaves http://wrkf.org/post/meet-calas-new-orleans-treat-helped-free-slaves It's Mardi Gras, and down in New Orleans, the King Cakes, beignets and other gustatory delights are flowing freely. But if you prefer your culinary temptations with a side of history, allow me to introduce you to the calas, a Creole rice fritter with a storied past.<p>Never heard of a calas? Neither had I, until I listened to New Orleans food expert <a href="http://www.poppytooker.com/Home.html">Poppy Tooker</a> rhapsodize about their virtues on public radio <a href="http://www.splendidtable.org/episode/517">last fall</a>. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:30:00 +0000 editor 6076 at http://wrkf.org Meet The Calas, A New Orleans Treat That Helped Free Slaves