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I think we’re all aware what today is – a day originally created by Pope Gelasius in 496AD to honor a few martyred Christians, right?  A rather gruesome start.  The romantic notion we now fancy didn’t make an appearance until the middle ages with Geoffrey Chaucer and the practice of courtly love.  I’m not the biggest fan – we pastry chefs have PTSD symptoms around this day – and the pressure to produce something wonderful for your sweetheart is too much.  Dinner, chocolate, roses?  How about you put a good flick on the tube, order out Chinese and rub my feet?  Now that’s a Valentine’s Day I can get behind.

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photo courtesy of bluprint restaurant

maple & bourbon glazed ham … photo courtesy of bluprint restaurant

Ever eat a whole pig?  All of it?  Every little bit, from the rooter to the tooter, as they say?  I highly recommend it – though certainly not by yourself.  I also highly recommend cultivating a group of friends that know how to cook it and will do so for you.  I am lucky to have such a group of talented wonderful people in my life.  And they’re funny too – always a bonus.

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