NATIONAL HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY

On January 17th, National Hot Buttered Rum Day warms us up during mid-January.  Depending on where you are on this January day, it may be warm, chilly, cold or frigid. Enjoying a hot buttered rum drink would sure be a good way to warm up if you are in one of the latter three. A …
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NATIONAL BOOTLEGGER’S DAY

National Bootlegger’s Day on January 17th recognizes an era when bootleggers became legendary.  Templeton Rye Whiskey shares its January 17th birthday with bootlegger Al Capone and the son of another bootlegger, Meryl Kerkhoff. During the 1800s, the term bootlegger came into use in the Midwest. The word described the act of concealing flasks of liquor …
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NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY

Pastrami lovers across the country look forward to their favorite sandwich on January 14th as they recognize National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day. Popular delicatessen meat, pastrami is usually made from beef. Others make their pastrami sandwich with pork, mutton or turkey. Before refrigeration, butchers originally created pastrami as a way to preserve meat. To make …
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PIGS-IN-A-BLANKET DAY

On April 24, observe National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day with just a few ingredients.   Celebrated across the world, the term often refers to a variety of different dishes. In the United States, Pigs-in-a-Blanket is often hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. Pigs-in-a-Blanket are generally served as an appetizer or as …
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NATIONAL OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER DAY

National Oysters Rockefeller Day on January 10th recognizes a dish so rich there was only one man’s name this dish could bear at the time. At least, that’s the story according to the chef who so masterfully created famous recipes in the French Quarter. In 1889 in the renowned kitchen of Antoine’s, Jules Alciatore developed …
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NATIONAL SHORTBREAD DAY

National Shortbread Day on January 6th recognizes a classic Scottish treat enjoyed around the world.  Shortbread is a traditional Scottish dessert typically made with: 1 part white sugar 2 parts butter 3 parts flour Modern recipes deviate from the 3 ingredient rule by splitting the sugar portion into equal parts of granulated sugar and powdered …
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NEW YEAR’S DAY

Nearly the entire world recognizes New Year’s Day on January 1st. It’s also one of the most celebrated holidays of the year.  Celebrations will begin in the Pacific Ocean with Samoa celebrating the New Year before the rest of the world. The latest stroke of midnight will occur in the middle of the Pacific Ocean …
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NATIONAL BLOODY MARY DAY

For all those who celebrated more than they should have, National Bloody Mary Day serves up one of the world’s most popular hangover cures on January 1st. It would seem the Bloody Mary is the product of several hard day’s nights, lackluster cocktails, and seemingly tasteless liquor. When the Russian Revolution pressed fleeing men into …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ECLAIR DAY – June 22

National Chocolate Eclair Day, on June 22nd annually, recognizes a delicious cream-filled pastry covered in smooth chocolate. Pastry. Check. Cream filling. Check. Chocolate. Check. What more could you want in a food holiday? Maybe a cup of coffee to go with it, but other than that, do you really need anything else? Well, we know the …
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NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPOVER DAY – March 10

What better way to start March 10th than with National Blueberry Popover Day? Popovers are airy rolls that puff up when baked, popping over the edge of the tin. They are light and crispy on the outside while the insides are warm and often hollow. They can be filled with custards, creams, and fruits for …
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