Food Holidays

We’ve got the best ways to celebrate all of your favorite food holidays. Let the eating and merriment commence!

Believed to be first cultivated about 8,000 years ago in Peru, peanuts pack in a lot of goodness – plenty ...
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How do we love thee? Let us count the ways – chunky, clear, creamy, low-fat, with a dash of spice, ...
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Though the origins of spaghetti are disputed—whether it was Marco Polo bringing back culinary invention from the East, and Arab ...
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Whipped cream is a sweet treat that we've been creating for centuries. As air is beaten into milk with a ...
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Because National Bean Day on January 6 falls in the middle of winter, it’s the perfect excuse to cook a ...
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Holy cow, it's National Milk Day! Celebrate the cornerstone of dairy with these gifts and party ideas ...
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There’s nothing like the smokey goodness of the Pastrami sandwich. Long considered an icon of the classic Jewish New York ...
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Ready to get figgy with it? January 16 is National Fig Newton Day and we’ve got everything you need to ...
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Would you believe that humans have been eating popcorn for over 5,000 years (and some historians believe longer)! While it ...
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Have you ever wondered how the first human discovered cheese? We’ve wondered that too, and we’ll probably never find out ...
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Are blondes really more fun? That question may be up for debate on any given day, but on January 22—National ...
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Three weeks into January... need an excuse to indulge since you've been so good with your diet resolutions? Yeah, we ...
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When Marcellus Gilmore Edson first patented peanut butter in 1884, he probably didn't realize it would become a taste sensation ...
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Dear Chocolate Cake, It was love at first bite. You may come in many forms: layered, molten, bundt, fluffy, mousse-y, ...
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While most of us know it as a french speciality, the croissant actually originated in Austria under the name "kipferls" ...
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If you thought you’d escaped the holidays without adding another notch to your belt buckle, settle in and grab a ...
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It’s the dog days of winter, so why not brighten up the relentless gray with a splash of color? Maybe ...
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National Bake For Family Fun Month, celebrated all of February, provides a reason to put down the Domino’s menu. Baking, ...
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I’ve recently started eating steel cut oats for my morning breakfast, and let me tell you, it’s a powerhouse way ...
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Surprisingly, National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day was invented in New York in the middle of the winter. Created ...
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You scream, I scream, we all scream for...Frozen Yogurt? Yes! Frozen yogurt is the delicious, creamy treat we all love ...
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Great pasta is not limited to spaghetti and marinara. Oh no! One of the best pastas ever invented is Fettuccine ...
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Bagels have a history that is richer than your favorite cream cheese spread! Besides being filling and delicious, bagels earned ...
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It’s hard to imagine that before World War II, pizza was little known outside of Italy or Italian immigrant communities ...
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Did you know plum pudding contains no plums? That's because raisins were often called "plums" in 17th century Great Britain ...
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Tortellini is the pasta of legends. As the story goes, the Goddess Venus had come to stay at a tavern ...
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You can toss them in a salad, ground them into flour, use them for a healthy alternative to milk, or ...
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Can you think of something more universally loved than muffins? English muffins have been spotted in kitchens as far back ...
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What goes better with coffee than something a little sweet, nutty and possibly oozing with caramel. Yup, you know what ...
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On February 23, we celebrate National Chili Day — a moment to celebrate the legendary dish that is both divisive ...
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Did you know that inventor of tortilla chips is said to be an American, Jose Martinez of San Antonio, Texas? ...
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There are few things as comforting as a bowl of warm clam chowder on a winter’s day, so it’s wonderful ...
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Sometimes great things really do come in small packages. Known as the “happy nut” in China and the “smiling nut” ...
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Get your spoons ready, February 28 is National Chocolate Soufflé Day! The chocolate soufflé is the height of French decadence ...
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Boil water, add noodles, drain, and eat – does it get easier than that? First consumed in China 4,000 years ...
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Fast, easy, and delicious, frozen foods are a staple of life’s ever increasing pace. Since first conceptualized in 1953 by ...
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I love peanut butter. You love peanut butter. We are peanut butter lovers. While National Peanut Butter Lover's Day is ...
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On March 6, we celebrate subzero sustenance with National Frozen Food Day. The day was established by President Ronald Reagan ...
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On National Oreo Cookie Day (March 6) we celebrate America’s number one cookie. With crisp chocolate cookies and creamy filling, ...
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Pancakes. Does the mere mention of the word send your taste buds into overdrive? If so, National Pancake Day is ...
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Meatballs are probably a gift from the Heavens—there are early recipes for meatballs are found in ancient Chinese, Arabic and ...
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Remember the good ol’ days when your mom used to pack you lunch in elementary school? You’d trade kids for ...
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America’s #1 snack food, potato chips, is recognized on Mar. 14 annually. Potato chips are thin slices of potato either ...
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March 16 is National Artichoke Hearts Day, a day to celebrate and chow down on these nutritious, delicious plants. Artichokes ...
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While the jury's still out on knowing exactly who invented the corn dog, one thing is certain: It's about as ...
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Every year on March 24, the United States pays tribute to one of the all-time classic sandwiches – the cheesesteak ...
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International Waffle Day was first celebrated in Sweden, and soon spread like batter tall over the world. It started as ...
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Do you remember this song? “I’m Popeye the sailor man (toot toot); I live in a garbage can!” What does ...
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Paella is a delicious dish which deserves its own holiday, so on March 27 we celebrate National Spanish Paella Day ...
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National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is celebrated every year on April 2. Did you know that the average American ...
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Oh, pizza. Is there a single food more universally beloved that is also so incredibly divisive? The most contentious of ...
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Would you rather change genders every time you sneezed, or not be able to tell the difference between a baby ...
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Even if you've never tried empanadas, there's a good chance you've had one of their distant (and delicious) cousins. Originally ...
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National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is on April 12, the perfect day to celebrate the gooey goodness of melted cheese ...
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Between breakfast, widely branded as the day's "most important" meal, and dinner, the meal we spend all day waiting for, ...
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When you hear the word “cheeseball,” you probably think of that ugly Santa-and-Rudolph sweater that your Aunt Janice wears every ...
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April 19 is our favorite day of the year—National Garlic Day! Did you know that garlic was worshipped by Egyptians ...
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Created and made popular in during the Civil War, jelly beans have always, and will forever be one of America's ...
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If the phrase "pigs in a blanket" conjures up images of darling newborn piglets swaddled in warm fluffy blankets you ...
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Would you believe pretzels got their start in the Catholic Church? Supposedly, starting in the 7th Century A.D., monks presented ...
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National Prime Rib Day, celebrated on April 27, is a feast day in honor of this classic cut of the ...
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April 29 is National Shrimp Scampi Day, and on this day we celebrate the delicious dish of shrimp cooked with ...
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On National Raisin Day on April 30 we celebrate to America’s favorite sun-soaked snack. When it comes to raisins, there ...
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National Hoagie Day is May 5th. The hoagie sandwich is usually made on a long Italian roll or French bread, ...
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If the fictional character Bubba from the movie Forrest Gump had his way, every day would be National Shrimp Day ...
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Restricting yourself from your favorite foods can be difficult. That is why, on May 11, we celebrate National Eat What ...
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Grab a fork and a napkin, because Apple Pie day is coming this May 13. Talk about a holiday you ...
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The term fruit cocktail conjures up childhood memories of finding a sweet surprise at the bottom of your sack lunch, ...
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There’s nothing quite like a flaky, buttermilk biscuit paired with jam, honey, maple syrup, or butter to send your taste ...
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We might not know which came first — the chicken, or the egg — but when it comes to chocolate ...
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They may not be as popular as almonds or peanuts, but let’s give walnuts their due respect: they’re great for ...
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That’s right — National Pizza Party Day is coming up on May 18, and we are here for it! If ...
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Rich in flavor and moist in texture, devil’s food cake is a favorite for chocolate-lovers. They get their chance to ...
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On May 23, we celebrate our favorite sweet and chewy treat on National Taffy Day. Taffy has a long history ...
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Unless you live in Texas, you might not have too much truck with the cut of beef known as brisket, ...
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The hamburger is a classic staple of western culture. Historically, it's most likely that the first hamburger sandwich first appeared ...
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Macaron or Macaroon? Well, May 31 is definitely National Macaroon Day and it is most assuredly an American holiday as ...
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The olive has its roots in a traditional Mediterranean diet, but it’s enjoyed worldwide these days. So National Olive Day ...
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Gummy bears, sour straws, chocolate—oh my! This June is National Candy Month, meaning you can eat all of these and ...
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The birds are chirping with delight and the angels are singing today ladies and gentleman! It's National Donut Day! On ...
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Eggs aren’t just for breakfast anymore. Even the king of burger joints, McDonald’s, is now offering eggs all day on ...
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Like many of humanity's greatest inventions, cheese was likely a mistake. Legend has it that an ancient merchant left milk ...
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Here's a little known chocolatey morsel of info—chocolate ice cream was actually invented before vanilla. You heard right—the earliest ice ...
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Sweet corn is far from being the new kid on the block. It goes back to around 9,000 BC, and ...
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National Fudge Day - June 16 Ever hear anyone exclaim, “Oh, fudge!” when they’ve screwed something up? Like the Slinky, ...
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On National Eat Your Vegetables Day on June 17, we celebrate the joy and deliciousness of eating straight from the ...
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June 18th is International Sushi Day, and the first year it was celebrated was in 2009. International Sushi Day was ...
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If you’ve got a craving for all things deep-fried, National Onion Rings Day is the holiday for you! On June ...
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It was the lunch table trump snack. If you looked in your sack lunch and saw a Snack Pack, SwissMiss, ...
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We’re bubbling with excitement to tell you about National Tapioca Day on June 28 when you can explore this less ...
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This July is National Ice Cream Month, and you have Kentucky to thank! In 1984, Senator Walter Dee Huddleston of ...
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Fried chicken is a greasy, deliciously indulgent comfort food enjoyed by millions all over the world. But did you know ...
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Hot summer days call for a sweet, refreshing treat. Strawberry Sundae Day is Jul. 7 and there is no better ...
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Arguably one of the greatest holidays of all time, National Sugar Cookie Day falls on July 9 each year and ...
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Jell-O was trademarked in New York in 1845, but it's a classic dessert we all know and love!  The best ...
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When it comes to the tastiest French fries on the planet, everyone seems to have an opinion. It’s a time ...
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It’s perhaps the king of comfort foods, the dominant dish of America, and a favorite of all ages all over ...
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High summer is peak season for delicious corn, so what better day to celebrate National Corn Fritter Day than July ...
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Surprising to some, President Ronald Reagan is the person to thank for designating the third Sunday of July as National ...
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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of caviar? “Oh, what a delicacy!” or “Ew! Fish ...
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For the uninitiated, National Hot Dog Day may sound pretty straightforward. It’s a celebration of grilled wieners and toasted buns, ...
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Without a doubt, National Lollipop Day on July 20 is a day that children of all ages can celebrate. We’re ...
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We all deserve to indulge once in awhile! National Junk Food Day is on July 21 and we have the ...
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It’s not the classiest place for a meal, but who hasn’t taken advantage of the convenience of in-car dining? Celebrate ...
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There are many cities that claim to be the home of the hot fudge sundae, but they've all got one ...
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Making decisions is difficult. Alas, making decisions about what mouthwatering cuisine to satiate your appetite during the sweltering summer months ...
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Calling all chocolate lovers! National Milk Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on July 28. When solid chocolate is combined with ...
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Let’s run through this again. Waterfalls of ranch dressing? Check. Gobs of blue cheese? Check. Handy wipes? Check. An insatiable ...
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You don’t have to have an Italian heritage or be a fat, orange cartoon cat to celebrate National Lasagna Day ...
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Separately, cheese and cake are beloved all over the world.  But taken together, they attract a veritable cult following.  Cheesecake ...
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Celebrated every year on August 2nd, the unofficial holiday is also known as National Ice Cream Sandwich Day in the ...
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Did you know that watermelon is 92% water? No wonder it's so refreshing! People have been digging into this tasty, ...
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We sure do love our cookies, and on National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day we honor the most beloved cookie of ...
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Ground from the seeds of a mustard plant, mustard is one of America’s favorite condiments. Food lovers can celebrate this ...
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There's nothing better than the sound of a juicy cut of skirt steak sizzling over an open flame. Good news—today ...
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National Potato Day is August 19, so if you like spuds, this one’s for you! Never celebrated this tasty tot ...
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This August 20, join your community in celebrating National Lemonade Day! Participating cities will have the chance to teach youth ...
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Aching for some sponge cake baking? Break out the cake stand because August 23 is National Sponge Cake Day! This ...
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Whether you prefer them smothered in syrup, sprinkled with powdered sugar, or heaped with fried chicken, there's no denying that ...
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Surprisingly, the banana split was born in a pharmacy rather than an ice cream parlor back in 1904. It was ...
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When life hands you lemons, make lemonade! And when life hands you a chance to celebrate National Lemon Juice Day ...
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Observed each year on August 31, National Trail Mix Day honors the mix created as a healthy snack to be ...
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You can’t make a piña colada or a decent Thai curry without it, its water makes a great recovery drink, ...
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Hold the toppings, please! National Cheese Pizza Day is celebrated annually on September 5 and who says you have to ...
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National Peanut Day is celebrated on Sept 13 every year by many to pay homage to the mighty and tasty ...
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The time to twirl and swirl is here, but make sure you’ve got your napkin handy. This could get messy ...
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Guacamole is typically considered a side dish or even just a sauce, but on National Guacamole Day we elevate this ...
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America’s favorite sandwich is honored every year on Sept. 18 with a melted slice of cheese. That's because it’s National ...
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Pizza might be most heavily associated with the Italians, but the pepperoni pizza is purely American. Served on more than ...
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How can you eat ice cream in your hands without making a mess? Before the invention of the ice cream ...
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National Cherries Jubilee Day on September 24 celebrates a very unique dessert that deserves more love! Cherries jubilee is a ...
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Now considered a fine delicacy throughout most of the world, the crowd-pleasing crustacean has seen darker days. Pacific Standard Magazine ...
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It can be easy to get in a rut of constantly ordering takeout, heating-up frozen meals, or settling for a ...
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A day so nice they made it twice — September 26 is the year's second National Pancake Day! Get those ...
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Originating in Ethiopia and tracing its first consumption to Sufi monasteries in 15th-century Yemen, coffee has been energizing people around ...
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Did you know that approximately 10% of the world's population is vegetarian, and that India has the lowest per capita ...
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With the average person consuming almost 19,000 cookies in a lifetime, it is no surprise why we celebrate National Homemade ...
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This is not for the soft hearted by any means. Today is for the rough, rugged and crunchy. That's right ...
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Observed annually on Oct. 4, National Taco Day celebrates the culinary fiesta that is a taco... loved and consumed by ...
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Can you believe that noodles have been around for over 4,000 years? Noodles are popular all over the world and ...
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Each year, we set aside October 8 to celebrate everyone’s favorite flavorful Polish dumplings. Pierogis were traditionally considered a peasant ...
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The world of pizza toppings is a tough space to break into. There's a lot of great competition — from ...
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Celebrated every year Oct. 14, people around the country love to indulge on National Dessert Day! Celebrated by way of ...
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The folks who created pasta definitely knew what they were doing. Hundreds of years of Italian tradition go into this ...
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The first recorded historical mention of cupcakes was in 1796 in American Cookery, the first known cookbook to be written ...
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Nachos are probably our single favorite snack in the world, which is why it’s so amazing that it’s International Day ...
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Whether you crack 'em, peel 'em, bust 'em, or buy 'em already opened for you, we can all agree that ...
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Grab a fork and knife, because October 23 is National Boston Cream Pie Day! If you’ve never heard of Boston ...
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This October 24, make sure to bring your brown bag lunches to work because it’s National Bologna Day! Everyone’s favorite ...
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It’s State Fair season. Winter is coming. The beach days are over. What does all this mean? Well, naturally, it ...
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Carb lovers of the world, behold: October 25 is World Pasta Day. People have been eating pasta since at least ...
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Pumpkins are so much more than just a fun holiday decoration. Not only are they one of the best-known sources ...
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Did you know that chocolate is a fermented food?  Who knew! That's right, once the Cacao pods are picked, cleaned ...
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Science experiments and home remedies, a cooking staple and a sour smell. Today we’re talking about and celebrating one of ...
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Here at National Today, we are all about empowerment, in whatever form it takes. National Men Make Dinner Day is ...
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Observed annually on Nov. 3, National Sandwich Day is one of our favorite holidays. The sandwich is believed to be ...
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They come in different colors, shapes ,and sizes. They smell sweet or taste sour. According to one famous ad campaign, ...
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November 6 is nacho ordinary holiday —it’s National Nachos Day! On this day we celebrate everyone’s favorite melty snack no ...
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Some people think that “vanilla” is synonymous with “boring,” but National Vanilla Cupcake Day is dedicated to dispelling that myth ...
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Today we celebrate National Sundae Day, held every year on November 11. These ice cream, chocolate sauce, and decadently-topped treats ...
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While the world of food is constantly seeing new innovations, there's one food type that just won't seem to quit: ...
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Stuffing is a major player in the world of Thanksgiving. Let’s face it: chicken and turkey can pop up at ...
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You can eat it on your birthday, you can enjoy it by the ocean, or you can simple just have ...
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We hope your sweet tooth is ready to celebrate National Lemon Cream Pie Day on November 29th. We know this ...
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Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? On National Cookie Day, who cares? These days, cookies have become the ...
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Ask anyone what they think of gazpacho, and they’ll say it’s the chilled, more delicate cousin of boring old tomato ...
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What is rich, chocolatey, chewy and life changing? That's right –– brownies. Every year on December 8th, brownie lovers come ...
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We don’t know about you, but we’ve never met a pastry we didn’t like. That’s why we’re thrilled to celebrate ...
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Ah, gingerbread. Can you think of a scent so warm, comforting, and synonymous with “the holidays are approaching”? Gingerbread was ...
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On National Ice Cream Day, which takes place on December 13, you probably won’t hear the ice cream truck, with ...
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Swirled with frosting, covered in sprinkles, dipped in ganache, or drizzled with chocolate, cupcakes are a one-of-a-kind dessert that are ...
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What do BBQ potato chips, strawberries, and ants have in common? On any ordinary day, not much. But on December ...
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Maine might have its lobsters, but Vermont has its maple syrup. For something so clear, it's sort of ironic that ...
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Put the peanut butter balls and the sugar cookies down, because December 19 is all about the hard stuff as ...
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You’ll no doubt have plenty of gift giving opportunities and parties this holiday season. But on December 22, National Cookie ...
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National Fruitcake Day is December 27, a day to celebrate every nutty person you know. Wait! That’s not right. It’s ...
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Mmmm, bacon. Just saying the word makes us hungry. Whether you like your bacon on a burger, crumbled over a ...
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