February is a popular month for, what else? food.
Forty days before Easter, lent is being observed by Christians all over the world. In Italy it is called Carnivale. Carnivale is celebrated with food, music and partying.
When I was a young girl, my parents would take us to an Italian Carnivale called "Ta Ta". Lots of music, food and song.
Before lent, traditions call for eating certain foods like pork belly, lentils, sliced porketta, variations of pasta and lots of desserts.