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December 5 – National Sacher Torte Day

Sacher Torte Day is observed annually on December 5. Sacher Torte,  also known as Sachertorte, is one of Austria’s most famous confections. It is a type of chocolate cake (or torte) that was invented by a sixteen-year-old apprentice chef, Franz … Continue reading

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November 22, 2018 – How America Came to Have a Thanksgiving Holiday

The original Thanksgiving was marked by prayer and thanks for the untimely deaths of most of the Wampanoag Tribe due to smallpox contracted from earlier European visitors. Thus when the Pilgrims arrived they found the fields already cleared and planted, … Continue reading

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November 21 – National Cranberry Day

It has always been a dream of mine to go to a cranberry bog. An odd dream, to be sure! But the idea of standing in a big bog seems appealing. No accounting for taste, I suppose. But before going … Continue reading

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September 29 – National Coffee Day

We are a family that starts each day with coffee. We use a Keurig machine, so we can each have the flavor we prefer. (I like “dark,” and Jim likes “darker than dark.”) According to PBS: “The word “coffee” has … Continue reading

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August 8 – National Frozen Custard Day

Frozen custard is an enhanced form of ice cream, made with eggs in addition to cream and sugar. (Genuine frozen custard has at least 1.4% egg yolk solids.) The machines used to make it barely incorporate any air into the … Continue reading

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