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Today Special – 26th February 2018

Today Special – 26th February 2018

Pistachio Day celebrates the popular nut, which are native to the Middle East. The largest producer of pistachio nuts today is Iran but they are also grown in other areas, including California and Mediterranean Europe. The Chinese are the greatest consumers of the nut. It is thought that pistachio nuts have been eaten by humans for at least 9000 years. Legend even has it that the Queen of Sheba restricted the eating of pistachios to the royal court and forbade commoners to grow them! Pistachios are not just eaten as a snack – they are also used in cooking, while their sweet flavour sometimes finds them used in desserts, such as Lebanese dish baklava. You can sometimes find pistachio ice cream alongside more common flavours such as chocolate or strawberry. Studies have even suggested th
Today Special – 26th February 2018

Today Special – 26th February 2018

No, kids and husbands, it’s not the same thing as Mothers Day! The United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) proudly offers you your chance to serenade the single-minded, single-handed, solo pan handler and knife brandisher in your life. They say most chefs could start a fight in an empty room so give yours some love on Personal Chef Day. The chances are you’re their only fan and also their only critic on a daily basis. Has the relationship become stale? Why not enliven it in the obvious fashion- by cooking them a meal and telling them not to hold back their opinions. Then, as a few pieces of your finest china go whizzing past your ear you can feel happy that you’ve allowed your go-it-alone gastronaut to let off steam. More seriously, if you’re lucky enough to have a personal ch
Today Special – 26th February 2018

Today Special – 26th February 2018

Cards get a bad rap sometimes—and true, there are cards games that can be very addictive if not kept under control. But cards can also be the source of great entertainment for friends just who just want to hang out and spend some time together, laughing an relaxing. Playing friends for small sums of money can turn up the heat and makes things even more interesting. In general, however, playing cards s just fun, and as with most fun things that relax us, it’s typically a good idea to do more of them and let your brain take a break from the stress it’s used to for a change. This is where Play More Cards Day comes in. The History of Play More Cards Day Play More Cards Day was created in 2013 by Bicycle Cards, the biggest producer of playing cards in the United States. The company began pr
Today Special – 26th February 2018

Today Special – 26th February 2018

They’re comfy. They last for years and years. They don’t require dry-cleaning or any other kind of special treatment. They’re perfect for a number of occasions, from a trip to the grocery store, to a walk in the park, to an evening at the pub, to a number of even semi-formal social occasions. They’re incredibly versatile, meaning they look good with pretty much everything, from t-shirts to smart blazers. In fact, you can’t imagine life without them at all. What are we talking about? Jeans, of course! This iconic garment is more than deserving of it own holiday, as is Mr. Levi Strauss, a man without whom jeans as we know them might not exist at all. The History of Levi Strauss Day Levi Strauss was a German-American businessman born in Bavaria on February 26th, 1829, who came to the Uni
Today Special – 24th February 2018

Today Special – 24th February 2018

The bartender is everyone’s favourite person on a night out. They will keep you well supplied in beverages – probably of an alcoholic variety – at any bar or pub you happen to visit, as long as you have enough money and aren’t too drunk to be served! World Bartender Day is the day to appreciate the staff in your local bar. They work hard to keep their customers happy and often don’t get paid very well! Remember to always be friendly to the bartender, especially by being patient if you have to wait to be served. Give the bartender a smile and say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ – the bartender will appreciate it and you are more likely to get better service next time you buy a drink. Most importantly, if you’re in a country where tipping is expected, make sure you tip appropriately! An odd occ
Today Special – 24th February 2018

Today Special – 24th February 2018

Since the millennium, one night in the dull, dark month of February has been immeasurably brightened for wine-lovers by the creation of a special day to celebrate cherished bottles of wine, champagne and spirits. Open That Bottle Night is dedicated to making sure that those bottles of fine wine put away for a special occasion, are used and enjoyed. Created in 2000 by ‘Tastings’ columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, ‘Open That Bottle Night’ is an annual occasion that aims to motivate people to reconnect with each other over a bottle, and create good memories with friends and family. Tips to help you make the most of your designated bottle include: Serve the wine – both red and white – at cellar temperature, around 55 degrees. Have a spare bottle – in case your chosen wine has
Today Special – 24th February 2018

Today Special – 24th February 2018

Dangerous, exciting and alluring, Sword Swallowers Day showcases the art of sword swallowing. Every year, the Sword Swallowers Association International organise events in association with Ripley Entertainment. Do we even need to tell you not try this at home? History of World Sword Swallowers Day The World Sword Swallowers Day has been in celebration since the year 2008. Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI) has come up with such a day for those skilful sword swallowers. It is celebrated on the last February of every February. SSAI has created this day as to raise awareness about the art of the sword swallowing and those showcases this art. The practice of sword swallowing is dangerous, and there is a risk of injury unless it is done without skilful practice. Sword S
Today Special – 24th February 2018

Today Special – 24th February 2018

Tortilla Chip Day is best celebrated on a comfy sofa and a favourite film with a selection of tasty dips! Why not go all out and add some cheese into the mix, grilling or melting it on top to form a stringy, tasty tortilla chip maze! History of National Tortilla Chip Day The history, origin, and the year from when the National Tortilla Chip Day has been in celebration is unknown. There isn’t any mention of the founder who has created this Day for the tortilla chips. However, this famous tortilla chip has been introduced in the year 1940s. It was Rebecca Webb Carranza who has introduced this famous triangle-shaped tortilla chip. Carranza made use of misshapen tortillas that are discarded by the automated tortilla manufacturing machine. She took the rejected tortillas and had cut t
Today Special – 23rd February 2018

Today Special – 23rd February 2018

What better way could there be to keep your body fit than to do sports? There are hundreds of sports, both team and individual, guaranteeing that everyone can find something that is just right for him or her. Tennis has been a favorite sport of many since the 19th century, so if you haven’t yet, it is high time you tried it! The History of Play Tennis Day As we know it, tennis has been around since the mid 1800s, when two friends Harry Gem and Augurio Perera developed the game on Perera’s lawn in England. The first tennis club was created soon after, in 1872, and had just 4 members at the beginning of its existence. However, the origins of the sport of tennis can be traced back to twelfth century France, where it was played by hitting the ball with the hands instead of a racket. In fac
Today Special – 23rd February 2018

Today Special – 23rd February 2018

Every dog has its day – and this is it. Nobody seems to know the origins of Dog Biscuit Day, but every canine in the world knows the best way to celebrate it. Pets will be wagging their tails with glee when their owners serve up unusual or home-made doggy snacks to mark the occasion. The first dog biscuits were developed in the mid-19th century by American manufacturer James Spratt. He came up with the idea after he visited Liverpool in England, where he observed stray dogs hungrily tucking into ship’s biscuits. The first Spratts biscuits were produced in London, with a secret recipe including both meat and vegetables. Today, dog biscuits are often used in training and as rewards in the show ring. There are even special types of biscuit which clean dogs’ teeth – so giving your best fri