Embracing King Cake, Latin Bakeries Serve a Different Slice of New Orleans Life

King cake can be a symbol of home. Just ask anyone who grew up with the Carnival treat as a natural part of their own New Orleans culture.

Or maybe ask someone making a home here, blending different cultures along the way.

Consider the tres leches king cake, a new addition in the ever-changing king cake kingdom. It was developed this Carnival season by Ideal Market, the local Latin grocery chain, and is prepared now at all its locations (see idealmarket.com).

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