Category Archives: food

January 19 – National Popcorn Day

According to The Popcorn Board (an organization funded by U.S. popcorn processors to raise awareness of popcorn), the actual date of National Popcorn Day is a matter of debate. Some sources report it as January 19; others claim it takes … Continue reading

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August 27 – National Banana Lovers Day

Today is National Banana Lovers Day, to celebrate the most popular fruit in the world, as opposed to, say, celebrating the so-called Banana Wars, in which the United States carried out a number of “police actions” in banana-growing countries in … Continue reading

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August 16 – National Rum Day

It’s time for another wonderful fake holiday, so to speak: National Rum Day. As the website liquor.com explains about the origins of rum: “Rum lovers around the world owe a great debt to a simple plant: sugar cane. Hundreds of … Continue reading

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August 7 – National IPA Day

I didn’t even know about IPA, or “India Pale Ale” until a couple of years ago, after being tutored in beer basics by Kathy, who not only reviews books, but has become an expert on all things beer, thanks to … Continue reading

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July 27th – National Scotch Day

A “National Scotch Day” in America seems like a contradiction in terms, but this “holiday” is more about drinking Scotch than making it. Technically, by law, whiskey can only be called “Scotch” if it is distilled in Scotland according to … Continue reading

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