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Dec 282014
 
28: Eat Vegetarian Day

December 28 is Eat Vegetarian Day. It’s an odd title, but we interpret it as “eat like a vegetarian” day. A vegetarian diet is one that abstains from the consumption of meat (red meat, poultry, seafood and the flesh of any other animal), and may also include animal by-products. There are many types of vegetarians– Ovo-vegetarianism includes […]

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Dec 272014
 
27: National Fruitcake Day

December 27 is National Fruitcake Day. Fruitcake (or fruit cake) is cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and often soaked in spirits. Fruit cakes are often served at weddings (as Groomscake) and Christmas. Fruitcakes have been around a long time. In fact, the earliest recipe is from Ancient Rome and […]

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Dec 172014
 
National Fruitcake Month

December is National Fruitcake Month. A whole month to celebrate a dense cake made with chopped candied fruit/dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and probably soaked in spirits. Fruitcake Statistics & Trivia The Collin Street Bakery, world renowned for fruitcakes, in Corsicana, Texas, USA sells about 3 million pounds of fruitcake each year, which equates to 1.5 million individual […]

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Dec 172014
 
17: National Maple Syrup Day

December 17 is National Maple Syrup Day. Poured over pancakes, waffles, and French toast, maple syrup is a staple in most North American households. It’s important to note many people use pancake syrup as a cheaper alternative, but it has little maple flavor. Some people mistakenly refer to pancake syrup as maple syrup. Maple syrup is […]

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Dec 102014
 
10: National Lager Day

December 10 is National Lager Day. Lager is a type of beer that is fermented and conditioned at low temperatures. “Lagering” is the cold storage of beer. During medieval times, caves were used. There is pale and dark lagers. Pale lager is a very pale to golden-colored lager with a “well attenuated body and noble hop bitterness”. Pale […]

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Dec 052014
 
05: National Sachertorte Day

December 5 is National Sachertorte Day. Sachertorte or Sacher Torte is a dense two layer chocolate cake. Each layer is spread with a thin coating of apricot jam. The cake is then topped with a dark, rich chocolate icing. It is traditionally served with unsweetened whipped cream.  It was created by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832 for Prince […]

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Dec 042014
 
04: National Cookie Day

December 4 is National Cookie Day. Created by the Blue Chip Cookie Company based out of San Francisco. President Matt Nader wanted to choose a date close to the holidays “because that’s when people indulge.” Known as a cookie in the United States and a biscuit in Britain, and most other English-speaking countries, these little sweet […]

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Nov 292014
 
29: National Lemon Cream Pie Day

November 29 is National Lemon Cream Pie Day. A lemon cream pie is a precooked pie shell filled with lemon custard or pudding. Whipped cream may be mixed into the custard or the pie may be topped with a whipped cream or meringue. Lemon pies populated cookbooks around the mid-1800s under names such as iced lemon […]

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Nov 282014
 
28: National French Toast Day

November 28 is National French Toast Day. French toast, also known as eggy bread, gypsy toast, lost bread, and omelette bread, is a dish of made with bread that has been soaked in beaten eggs and then fried. The earliest known reference to French toast is in the Apicius, a collection of Latin recipes dating […]

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Nov 232014
 
National Espresso Day

National Espresso Day is celebrated on November 23rd. In Italy, home of the espresso, it is celebrated on April 17 (Espresso Italiano Day). Espresso is coffee brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. It is thicker than coffee brewed by most other methods. It also has […]

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