Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day is this Tuesday, March 4. Even if this is not an occasion you observe, pancakes are good any time right?
Edible Books is a monthly bookclub that participates via Twitter. The selection for March is 'Chocolat' by Joanne Harris.
Cupcakes inspired by the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake.
Fat Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday, is celebrated in Britain with pancakes.
Mardi Gras food consumed the day before Lent is celebrated in German-American kitchens with decadent doughnuts.
CZECH REPUBLIC: 18 percent wage gap. No. 10 among the nations with the widest wage gap, the Czech Republic falls on par with the average wage gap among all industrialized countries surveyed. The country also provides full-time employment to 58 percent of its female population. Here, a woman attends the Women's 5,000 meter speed skating race at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Vancouver, British Columbia, as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics.