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June 11 – National Corn on the Cob Day

June 11 is National Corn on the Cob Day, which is actually a little early to enjoy the sweetest corn [viz: “I’m as corny as Kansas in August”]. Corn is technically a “grain” and not a “vegetable.” (Interestingly, Jews disagree … Continue reading

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May 14 – National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

Buttermilk biscuits are a favorite in my house, especially since they are quick and easy to make, and so delicious. In fact, they are so little trouble that it’s a wonder supermarkets are able to sell those canned biscuits. You … Continue reading

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March 14 – 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 – usually with edible … Continue reading

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February 13 – National Pancake Day

Pancake Day, also called Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras (which is French for “Fat Tuesday”), is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. The name comes from the tradition of eating pancakes on this … Continue reading

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February 9 – National Bagel Day

There are several conflicting stories about the origin of bagels. Many of them credit the Poles, who created the “bajgiel.” Germans claim the word “bagel” comes from the German word “bougel,” meaning “bracelet.” Others tell of a Viennese baker who … Continue reading

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