Category Archives: food

National Pizza Month – Why Is Pizza So Good?

As we established in a post last year at around this time, October is accepted in the U.S. as “National Pizza Month” even though there has never been an official declaration to that effect. No one cares. The fact is, … Continue reading

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September 18 – National Rice Krispies Treat Day

No one knows quite how or why this “national day” came to be, but it seems that all sorts of foods and creations from foods have their own “holidays” now. In any event, it’s fun to celebrate something with only … Continue reading

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July 19, 2015 – National Ice Cream Day

In the United States, National Ice Cream Month is celebrated each year in July and National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in July. The practice originated with a remarkable 1984 Joint Resolution of Congress, Number 298. … Continue reading

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May 13 – National Apple Pie Day

As of April 2014, the top selling pies recorded by Nielsen for the previous 52 weeks was apple at 22.3%. Apples are incredibly popular for being a healthy food. (No one I know, for example, makes broccoli pie for dessert.) … Continue reading

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January 25 – Burns Night in Scotland

Last year at this time we ran a post on the Scottish custom of eating haggis in celebration of the birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet. Haggis, you may recall, is usually described as a “savory pudding” which contains … Continue reading

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October is National Pizza Month (Or Not)

If you google “National Pizza Month” you will find a gazillion hits alleging that Congress designated this holiday in 1987. However, if you check through the bills passed by Congress that year, you will not find such a declaration. [You … Continue reading

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August 22 – National Eat A Peach Day

Today is a day to celebrate peaches. The peach is actually a member of the rose family and originated in China, as ascertained by genetic studies. There are two main varieties of peaches and one hybrid form: clingstone (the flesh … Continue reading

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