If you didn’t already know, Mardi Gras is the last binge fest before Lent, when fasting occurs. So it’s no surprise that food is one of the central themes surrounding the festival. Today (February 21st) is Fat Tuesday, the height of Mardi Gras season. And although you may not be in New Orleans for the festivities, it doesn’t mean you can’t eat like you’re there. Here are some tips about cooking Cajun style that you need to know before cooking.