NATIONAL RHUBARB VODKA DAY – First Saturday in December

On National Rhubarb Vodka Day, pour a glass and raise a toast to the unique tartness that rhubarb brings to this versatile spirit. The first Saturday in December each year provides the perfect time to mix a cocktail with your favorite rhubarb vodka.  Rhubarb Vodka was originally introduced in the United States of America in …
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National Rhubarb Month

October recognizes Rhubarb Month! We only eat the stalk of the plant, making Rhubarb unique for this reason. While stalk of the rhubarb is tasty with many health benefits, the leaves are quite poisonous, so stay away from that part! The sweet, tart stalks make delicious desserts and wines and take on the flavors of …
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NATIONAL MOLDY CHEESE DAY

National Moldy Cheese Day is a unique holiday that is observed each year on October 9. A cheesemonger is a person who specializes in cheeses, butter, and other dairy products. They may take umbrage at the ordinary person’s offense of moldy cheese. Well, depending on the type of mold, of course. Some cheese molds, red or …
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NATIONAL NOODLE DAY – October 6

October 6th and National Noodle Day recognizes oodles of noodles just in time for National Pasta Month! What style do you prefer?If you missed National Linguine Day in September, this day offers an opportunity to make up for it. The word noodle derives from the German word nudel. Noodles are made by rolling unleavened dough out and cutting into …
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NATIONAL LINGUINE DAY – September 15

On September 15th, National Linguine Day fills the dinner menu at home and restaurants across the country.  From the Liguria region of Italy, linguine means “little tongues” in Italian. Made from durum semolina flour, linguine is one of the world’s oldest kinds of pasta. Fettuccine and linguine developed around 400 years ago. While both are …
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NATIONAL RAVIOLI DAY – March 20

On National Ravioli Day, celebrate a pasta that is fun and versatile. Observed on March 20th each year, pasta lovers dive in on this food holiday.  Ravioli are a traditional type of Italian filled pasta, made up of a filling sealed between two layers of thin egg pasta dough. Imagine a small meatball tucked, snug …
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NATIONAL ITALIAN CHEESE MONTH – September

Lasagna. Pizza. Manicotti. Ravioli. Cannoli. What do all of these delicious dishes have in common? They’re all made with Italian Cheese! September is National Italian Cheese Month, and there’s no better time to celebrate the buttery, bold, creamy, crumbly and nutty Italian Cheeses that are essential to our favorite Italian fare. After all, these are …
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NATIONAL SALSA MONTH

National Salsa Month in May a vibrant way to add flavor and color to any recipe. For extra fun learn to dance a Salsa as well. Or just watch the pros do it. Dancing with the Stars usually features the dance. Salsa means sauce in Spanish. While we may be most familiar with tomato, pepper …
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NATIONAL TOTALLY CHIPOTLE DAY – May 5

Each year on May 5th, National Totally Chipotle Day celebrates right alongside Cinco de Mayo and is dedicated to the chipotle, a smoked, dried jalapeno pepper. Not to be confused with the restaurant chain of the same name. There are different varieties of jalapenos and they vary in size and heat. At one time, chipotles …
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MOTHER SAUCES

Sauces are liquids, creams, or semi-solid foods that add flavor and moisture to food. They also used to make food look more appealing. Sauces come in a variety of colors and are either cold or hot. There are over 50 different kinds of sauces used in cooking. However, the culinary arts refers to certain sauces …
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