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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.
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.
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 after 8 pm in the evening.
Groundhog Day is a tradition tied closely on the calendar and in history with Candlemas Day.
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!
The 3rd of February in Japan is Setsubun, a day marking the end of winter, and the start of spring. Roasted soybeans called Fuku Mame (Happiness Beans) are bought and thrown to chase away evil spirits and bring good luck.
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 o
The 4th of February is the birthday of the celebrity chef Alexis Soyer, born in 1810.
The 7th of February is a good day to blow up the myths about Fettuccine Alfredo. Its famous sauce is actually a by-product of cooking the pasta! Treat yourself to some today!
The 9th of February is a day for bagels, cream cheese and cured salmon slices.
Collop Monday is a day to use up any meat in the fridge, serving it in thick slices called "collops."
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.
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 of February inclusive.
It was forbidden to eat eggs during the period of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday tomorrow . The last of the eggs would often be used up in Pancakes on this day, called Shrove Tuesday.
13th of February is marked by some as Tortini Day to celebrate the Italian desserts called Tortini.
Bannock Nicht (Bannock Night) is a festival that was held in Scotland on the same day as Shrove Tuesday.
Ash Wednesday is the start of the fasting period known as Lent in the Christian Church yearly calendar. The day of Ash Wednesday is a day of repentance.
For those amongst us blissfully and contentedly in love, today is that magic day, St Valentine's Day. .
The 15th of February is Burger Lover's Day -- and no one quite knows why.... Some people say that it was on this date in February in 1921 that White Castle opened its first hamburger restaurant in Wichita, Kansas, USA.
The 16th of February is Almond Day. This is approximately the time when almond trees start to blossom in California.
Wakefield Festival of Rhubarb is an annual eight-day festival in Yorkshire, England. The festival celebrates the early, forced champagne (pale) rhubarb that the area is known for.