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February

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    When's the last time you made a Baked Alaska -- or, have you ever? With Baked Alaska Day once again upon us, it may be time to give it a try. It is really dead easy to make, consisting of just 3 items -- cake, ice cream, meringue.
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    St Brigid's Day is also known as Feast-Day of Bride, Là Fhéill Bhrìghde, and Imbolc. The early Celts all over Northern Europe celebrated this day as Imbolc.
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    Candlemas originally marked the day in the Bible when Mary went into the temple in Jerusalem to be purified with her newborn son. In France, crêpes are eaten, but only after 8 pm in the evening.
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    Groundhog Day is a tradition tied closely on the calendar and in history with Candlemas Day. There was been a tradition that if the weather were good on Candlemas, bad weather would continue, and if the weather that day was bad, then winter was just about over.
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    Carrot Day at last, and there are so many ways to celebrate it! A bag of crunchy baby carrots for lunch, a side-salad of grated carrot and raisin salad, or treating your kids to large helpings of boiled carrots for dinner. .
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    The 3rd of February is Setsubun in Japan, a day that now marks the end of winter, and the start of spring, but which used to mark the start of a series of celebrations for the old lunar New Year (appromixately the 5th of February.) Setsubun is pretty much the only part of the old celebrations that has survived. In fact, there used to be 4 setsubun days each year, each marking a quarter of the year, but only this one continues.
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    The 4th of February is the birthday of Alexis Soyer, born in 1810. Soyer was perhaps the first celebrity chef in the English-speaking world, though contemporary culinary history has forgotten him.
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    Who doesn't like stuffed mushrooms? (apart, of course, from those who are deathly allergic to mushrooms in any form.) Treat yourself, your family and / or friends to Stuffed Mushrooms today. Smaller ones can be served as a starter; larger Portobello type ones can be part of a main course.
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    The 7th of February is a good day to learn the truth about Fettuccine Alfredo. Some recipes present Alfredo Sauce as actual, separate sauce that one makes apart from the pasta.
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    The 9th of February is a day for bagels, cream cheese and cured salmon slices, often reserved for Sundays only. But do you know what Lox really is? What's the difference between Lox, Nova Lox, Gravlax and Smoked Salmon? Many people who think they are buying Lox are often actually buying Nova Lox (you can learn about the difference right here on CooksInfo.com.) The bagel you use needs to be a good old-fashioned plain-flavour bagel: sesame or poppy seeds on top are fine, but a blueberry or pizza flavoured or cinnamon and raisin bagel just wouldn't cut it for this dish.
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    Hmmm... it's barely been six weeks since Christmas? Who on earth wants Plum Pudding again so soon? Maybe the day is for those who didn't get any at Christmas, so they don't have to wait the rest of the year for their next chance.
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    Idus Februarias, a Roman holiday, falls on what is now the 13th of February in our modern Gregorian calendar. The Ides were a religious festival that actually went on for 9 days, from the 13th through to the 21st February inclusive.
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    13th of February is marked by some as Tortini Day to celebrate the Italian desserts called Tortini. But, given that a Tortino (the singular) can be anything from a cupcake to a small, savoury quiche-like pie, you can pretty much treat yourself to whatever you like that fits in that range today -- after all, whoever proclaimed the day didn't specify which tortini.
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    For those amongst us blissfully and contentedly in love, today is that magic day, St Valentine's Day. .
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    The 15th of February is Burger Lover's Day -- and no one quite knows why.... Some people say that it's because it was on this date in February in 1921 that White Castle opened its first hamburger restaurant in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
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    The 16th of February is Almond Day.. Our best guess so far as to why it falls on February 16th is that this is approximately the time when almond trees start to blossom in California.
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    Cherry Pie Day is the 20th of February. It should perhaps actually be called Canned Cherry Pie Filling Day -- with fresh cherries still a good 4 to 5 months away before they are in season again in the northern hemisphere, you're more likely to toss a can in the cart after seeing the price of fresh ones at this time of year.
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    Wakefield Festival of Rhubarb is an eight-day festival that is held starting at the end of January or the beginning of February. The festival celebrates the early, forced champagne rhubarb that the area is known for.
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    The 21st of February is Sticky Bun Day.
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    It's incredible how many people just let Banana Bread Day whiz right on by, without knowing what day it was. Life has just gotten too crazy! Banana Bread is dead easy to make, and very forgiving.
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    What's this, Tortilla Chip Day? What do you do, eat a Tortilla Chip? Whoever eats "a", as in just one, tortilla chip? If you're really hardcore and energetic about it all, you can make your own, but most of us will just buy a bag. You'll want to invest at least in a jar of salsa to go with them.
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    The 26th of February is the day to treat yourself to Pistachios, and learn a little more about them. Many people already know that Pistachios aren't naturally red, but why are they dyed at all? While learning about Pistachios, you can treat yourself to them in baklava or in Pistachio Ice cream, or even in a savoury dish.
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    Collop Monday is the two days before Ash Wednesday. Slices of meat are used up, usually along with eggs for breakfast, before Lent begins Also known as Rose Monday, Shrove Monday, Merry Monday or Hall Monday.
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    Andalusia Day, (Día de Andalucía) is a modern holiday celebrated in the Andalusia region on the southern coast of Spain each year on the 28th of February. Many things that are seen as being Spanish -- such as flamenco dancing, bullfighting, and gazpacho -- are actually from Andalusia.
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    Bannock Nicht (Bannock Night) is a festival that was held in Scotland on the same day as Shrove Tuesday. Early in the day, it was called Faster Even or Brose (Broth) Day.
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    It was forbidden to eat eggs during the period of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday tomorrow [1]. The last of the eggs would often be used up in Pancakes on this day, called Shrove Tuesday.
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