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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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June 12 – National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

As you undoubtedly are aware, today is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. Throughout the years on this blog, I have posted many paeans to peanut butter, and have also told you how we are a divided household, with creamy for … Continue reading

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April 26 – National Pretzel Day

As you probably know, today is National Pretzel Day. According to Wikipedia, this is the definition of a pretzel: A pretzel … is a type of baked food made from dough in soft and hard varieties and savory or sweet … Continue reading

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March 14 – Celebrate Pi Day!

Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (the Greek letter pi), the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated around the world on March 14th since … Continue reading

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