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The scene is a familiar one: women and men decked out in traditional dirndls and lederhosen while they swig steins of beer to the toe-tapping tune of oompah bands.
Must be Oktoberfest, right? Über wrong.
Starkbierzeit, loosely translated as Bavaria's "strong beer festival" and literally translated as "strong beer time," is the lesser known but notably stronger of the sud-soaked events for Müncheners. This year, Starkbierzeit began March 9 and runs until March 25.
Read the full story on CNN Travel: "Munich's 'other' beer festival"
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
All wrapped up in a nice, neat little package for you - March 20 is National Ravioli Day!
Be sure to get your fill of the ultimate filled pasta today. Just waiting for you and nestled between two thin layers of egg pasta is sure to be a cheese, meat or veggie surprise, all covered with sauce.
Although it isn't entirely certain, the name most likely comes from the Italian verb riavvolgere, meaning "to wrap." First mentioned in the writings of a merchant living in Venice during the 1300s, "Libro per cuoco" described herbs, blanched and minced, beaten in with egg and cheese, then simmered in a broth to become ravioli.
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