Food Holidays

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

National Spaghetti Day – January 4

Though the origins of spaghetti are disputed—whether it was Marco Polo bringing back culinary invention from the East, and Arab trade-route delicacy, or a home-grown Sicilian treat dating back to the 12th Century—we can all agree that a cold night with a big bowl of noodle-y, saucy goodness is balm for the soul. So join us on January 4th as we celebrate National Spaghetti Day with this amazing dish!

National Popcorn Day – January 19

Would you believe that humans have been eating popcorn for over 5,000 years (and some historians believe longer)! While it was always a popular snack, popcorn "popped" to consumption levels during World War II when sugar rations made candy and other snack food very hard to come by. Since then, with movies and the microwave, popcorn is well-ensconced in American culture as an often healthy and fast treat! Join us on January 19th as we celebrate National Popcorn Day.

National Cheese Lover’s Day – January 20

Have you ever wondered how the first human discovered cheese? We’ve wondered that too, and we’ll probably never find out. All we know is that it was love at first bite; when the first human tasted the salty, tangy, delicious goodness of cheese, they were hooked. And we can definitively say that human history was forever changed. Cheese might have had mysterious beginnings over 7,000 years ago, but it’s insanely popular today. In the U.S, one-third of all milk produced in this country goes into cheese production. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry! We’re ready to celebrate it. On January 20th, get ready to ‘havarti’ a ‘gouda’ time, because it’s National Cheese Lover’s Day!

National Blonde Brownie Day – January 22

Are blondes really more fun? That question may be up for debate on any given day, but on January 22—National Blonde Brownie Day—the answer is a resounding, "YES!" blonde brownies, aka blondies, replace the cocoa in a brownie with brown sugar for a warm, rich molasses-flavored treat. For those times when chocolate is just too heavy, lighten up and enjoy a blondie. On National Blonde Brownie Day, we celebrate these lighter treats by baking, eating, sharing, and buying them!

National Pie Day – January 23

Three weeks into January... need an excuse to indulge since you've been so good with your diet resolutions? Yeah, we thought so. You're in luck! National Pie Day, brought to you by the American Pie Council, is on Jan. 23 and a wonderful reminder of America's pie heritage and expression of the country's love affair with pies. (I can taste the chocolate cream already!)

National Peanut Butter Day – January 24

When Marcellus Gilmore Edson first patented peanut butter in 1884, he probably didn't realize it would become a taste sensation that would sweep the nation. Whether you go crunchy or smooth, on Jan. 24 we put down our cell phones and pick up our spreading knives to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day.
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