Five Reasons To Gourmet Gallivant

23/02/2012 15:27 GMT | Updated 23/04/2012 10:12 BST

For those partaking, this week saw the start of Lent, the first day of an arduous six-week period of abstinence from those most luxurious of fatty foodstuffs.

Like all you epicureans out there, here at Black Tomato we're thinking past the fast, to the national food holidays the world over where we can gastronomically gourmandize til our hearts content and our bellies are fat and full. Forks at the ready...