Yves Gras is the winemaker from Domaine Santa Duc, one of the top producers in the Rhône's Gigondas, and he is applying his ample talents to his Côtes-du-Rhône Villages-Cairanne wines as well.
Party supply stores keep Mardi Gras masks in stock all year round, so purchase some for your guests - or if they are game, have everyone make their own masks and hold a best mask contest.
And because there is a strong sensual aspect to Mardi Gras, a costume like this allows men to tease other parade and partygoers and be forward in a way that would usually be frowned upon.
Sequins and lurex fabrics are budget friendly fabrics that can be paired with heels and a fancy updos for extra dazzle on other holidays or celebrations such as Christmas or Mardi Gras.
Manufactures include flour, dried plums, pï¿½ de foie gras and other delicacies, hardware, manures, brooms, drugs, woven goods tiles.
His scientific work covered a wide range, but his name is best known for the classical researches he carried out on animal fats, published in 1823 (Recherches sur les corps gras d'origine animate).
Both these and many other plants such as gift-blaar and drouk-gras are poisonous to cattle.
Shrove Tuesday is called the French Mardi gras, " Fat Tuesday," in allusion to the fat ox which is ceremoniously paraded through the streets.
To these must be added the fattening of geese for Strassburg's celebrated pâtés de foie gras, which forms a useful source of income to the poorer classes.