There is always something cool about a holiday that comes with food. In Italy, today is all about eating Panettone to celebrate the feast of San Biagio. Mmmmm. Love having another reason to slice into this traditional Christmas bread that comes from Milano. Came across the holiday in Culinaria Italy: Pasta. Pesto. Passion. I was looking for recipes after Christmas and was beyond excited when it mentioned the Panettone di San Biagio. Many families in Milano keep one whole panettone until February 3rd, the saint's day of St Blasius. It is believed that eating panattone on the saint's feast day will protect you from the illnesses of winter especially sore throats. How lucky...we still had one panettone leftover from a Christmas basket that my sister received at work. I convinced her to share it so that we would all be healthier! More luck....I ended up with the biggest piece. Supposedly February 3rd is also the best buy date for a Milanese panettone. They usually never last that long at my house.