Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday, is celebrated around the world on the day before Ash Wednesday. Consuming pancakes is one of many 'mardi gras' (Fat Tuesday) traditions of feasting before the fasting season of Lent begins.
Costumed revelers, in protective helmets, throw oranges during Carnival in the northern Italian Piedmont town of Ivrea on Tuesday. The traditional orange-throwing battle has its roots in the middle of the 19th century.
This is a simple pan-fried shrimp dish. Chinese celery and fragrant shallots add great flavor. Buying the largest and freshest shrimp or prawns will assure your guests love the taste as well as the sentiment of the dish.