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Traditional Valentine’s Day Foods

Traditional Valentine’s Day Foods

Chequamegon Food Co-op says “Before we talk about the food associated with Valentine’s Day, we need to talk about the history of the day itself. Like many holidays, the origins of the day we set aside to celebrate love are murky. Historians believe the day is named after a Roman saint (or possible more than one), named Valentine. One legend says Valentine was a physician who fell in love with one of his patients, the blind daughter of an emperor. Prior to his execution (due his religious beliefs), he sent a note to the girl and signed it “Your Valentine.” The story goes on to say that the blind girl was miraculously healed and able to read the Valentine’s letter (unfortunately after his death).”

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