NATIONAL ZUCCHINI BREAD DAY – April 25

Each year on April 25th each year, National Zucchini Bread Day encourages bakers to make this delicious bread.    Many explorers who came to the Americas brought back what they considered strange foods, including the zucchini. The zucchini eventually found its way to Italy, where it was named zucchino. Native Americans referred to zucchini as “something …
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NATIONAL SOURDOUGH BREAD DAY

National Sourdough Bread Day on April 1st recognizes one of the world’s oldest leavened breads.  Sourdough is produced through the process of long fermentation of the dough using lactobacilli and yeasts. The use of naturally occurring yeasts and friendly bacteria versus cultivated yeast causes the bread to have a slightly sour, but pleasant taste.  Most …
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NATIONAL NOUGAT DAY – March 26

National Nougat Day on March 26th celebrates a soft and chewy or sometimes hard and crunchy candy often found at the center of a candy bar.  Made by whipping egg whites together and adding honey or sugar, roasted nuts, and sometimes candied fruit, some say nougat has been a sweet treat since ancient Rome. Enjoyed …
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NATIONAL OPEN AN UMBRELLA INDOORS DAY                        

National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day is observed annually on March 13th. One often wonders how superstitions are passed on from one generation to the next.  There is an old superstition about opening your umbrella indoors and that it would bring you bad luck. National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day encourages you to do just that and …
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National Umbrella Month – March

I have a brain buster for you: What goes up when the rain comes down? I’ll give you a hint. This thing was originally created to help block the sun. Need another hint? Mary Poppins was known to carry one. Still haven’t guess it? Well, Rihanna famously sang about this object. Think you know it …
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NATIONAL TOAST DAY – Last Thursday in February

Would you believe National Toast Day honoring the humble slice is on the Last Thursday in February? But it is so very versatile. It carries a multitude of jams, jellies, marmalades and fruit compotes. We don’t stop there. Toast transports proteins and veggies, sprouts, and soaks up sauces and drippings. Perhaps we have overlooked the …
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NATIONAL BANANA BREAD DAY – February 23

February 23rd annually recognizes a well-known food holiday, National Banana Bread Day. Bakers know that to make sweet and delicious banana bread, they need to use fully ripe, mashed bananas. The resulting quick bread is moist and almost cake-like. And while some recipes call for yeast, most don’t. Either way, the finished product makes a tasty …
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NATIONAL PEPPERMINT PATTY DAY

National Peppermint Patty Day recognizes a treat enjoyed by millions around the world. On February 11th each year, sink your teeth into the minty chocolate sweet.  The oldest commercially-made mint patty or cake was made by the Quiggin’s family on the Isle of Man (an island located in the middle of the northern Irish Sea). …
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NATIONAL UMBRELLA DAY

National Umbrella Day casts a little shade on February 9th. The day honors one of the world’s most useful inventions, the umbrella! Not only does the umbrella help keep us dry from the rain, but it also protects us from the heat of the sun. Umbrellas can also be used as a fashion accessory. While …
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NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY

In the United States, National Croissant Day on January 30th, recognizes a flaky pastry enjoyed at every meal. Croissants are buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.   The key to a perfect croissant is laminating the dough. You laminate the dough by folding butter into the mixture creating …
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