This summer we were introduced to an amazing and entertaining website about American Food Holidays and decided it would be a fun project to work our way through the year. Of course, being foodies, we couldn’t wait until January to get started! Each morning for the next 365 days, we will post our thoughts on preparing, eating and savoring that date’s food-of-the-day.

Note: Some foods seem to appear on the list more than once.  There are multiple lists, too, which means that it’s sometimes anyone’s guess as as to what the “official” day is.  Finally, there are many days that celebrate more than one food.  On those days, we pick the one we want to blog about!

January

Bread Machine Baking Month
National Candy Month
National Egg Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Oatmeal Month
National Meat Month
National Slow Cooking Month
National Soup Month
National Wheat Bread Month
Prune Breakfast Month

January 1 Bloody Mary Day; Apple Gifting Day
January 2 National Buffet Day; National Cream Puff Day
January 3 National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day; Chocolate-Filled Cherry Day
January 4 National Spaghetti Day
January 5 National Whipped Cream Day
January 6 Bean Day; National Shortbread Day
January 7 National Tempura Day
January 8 National English Toffee Day
January 9 National Apricot Day
January 10 National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
January 11 Hot Toddy Day
January 12 Curried Chicken Day; National Marzipan Day
January 13 National Peach Melba Day
January 14 National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
January 15 National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
January 16 National Fig Newton Day; International Hot & Spicy Food Day
January 17 National Hot Buttered Rum Day
January 18 Peking Duck Day
January 19 National Popcorn Day
January 20 National Buttercrunch Day; National Cheese Lover’s Day; National Granola Bar Day
January 21 New England Clam Chowder Day
January 22 National Blonde Brownie Day
January 23 National Pie Day; National Rhubarb Pie Day
January 24 National Peanut Butter Day; Lobster Thermidor Day
January 25 National Irish Coffee Day
January 26 National Peanut Brittle Day; National Pistachio Day
January 27 Chocolate Cake Day
January 28 National Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29 National Cornchip Day
January 30 National Croissant Day
January 31 National Popcorn Day; Brandy Alexander Day

February

Berry Fresh Month
Canned Food Month
Celebration of Chocolate Month
Great American Pies Month
National Cherry Month
National Grapefruit Month
National Hot Breakfast Month
National Macadamia Nut Month
National Snack Food Month
Potato Lover’s Month
Sweet Potato Month

February 1-7 Shape Up with Pickles Time
February 8-14 Great American Pizza Bake; Kraut and Frankfurter Week
February 19-25 National Pancake Week

February 1 National Baked Alaska Day
February 2 Heavenly Hash Day, Crepes Day (France)
February 3 National Carrot Cake Day
February 4 National Homemade Soup Day; National Stuffed Mushroom Day
February 5 National Chocolate Fondue Day
February 6 Food Checkout Day; Nutella Day
February 7 National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
February 8 National Molasses Bar Day
February 9 National Bagels and Lox Day; Pizza Pie Day
February 10 National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
February 11 National Peppermint Patty Day; Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
February 12 National Plum Pudding Day
February 13 National Tortellini Day
February 14 National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
February 15 National Gumdrop Day
February 16 National Almond Day
February 17 National Indian Pudding Day
February 18 Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day; Drink Wine Day
February 19 National Chocolate Mint Day
February 20 National Margarita Day
February 21 National Sticky Bun Day
February 22 National Cook a Sweet Potato Day; National Cherry Pie Day
February 23 National Banana Bread Day
February 24 National Tortilla Chip Day
February 25 National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day; National Clam Chowder Day
February 26 National Pistachio Day; National Chili Day
February 27 National Chocolate Cake Day; National Strawberry Day; National Kahlua Day
February 28 National Chocolate Souffle Day
February 29 Surf and Turf Day [Leap Day]

March

National Caffeine Awareness Month
National Celery Month
National Flour Month
National Frozen Food Month
National Noodle Month
National Nutrition Month
National Peanut Month
National Sauce Month
National Veggie Month (United Kingdom)

Week 1 Chocolate Chip Cookie Week
Week 2 National School Breakfast Week
Week 3 American Chocolate Week

March 1 National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day; National Fruit Compote Day
March 2 National Banana Cream Pie Day
March 3 National Cold Cuts Day; National Mulled Wine Day
March 4 National Poundcake Day
March 5 National Cheese Doodle Day
March 6 National Frozen Food Day; National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
March 7 National Crown Roast of Pork Day; National Cereal Day
March 8 National Peanut Cluster Day
March 9 National Crabmeat Day
March 10 National Blueberry Popover Day
March 11 Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
March 12 National Baked Scallops Day
March 13 National Coconut Torte Day
March 14 National Potato Chip Day
March 15 National Peanut Lovers Day; National Pears Helene Day
March 16 National Artichoke Hearts Day
March 17 Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
March 18 National Oatmeal Cookie Day; National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
March 19 National Poultry Day; National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 20 Bock Beer Day; National Ravioli Day
March 21 California Strawberry Day; National French Bread Day
March 22 Coq au Vin Day
March 23 National Chip and Dip Day; National Melba Toast Day
March 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
March 25 National Lobster Newburg Day; Pecan Day; Waffle Day
March 26 Spinach Day; National Waffle Day; National Nougat Day
March 27 National Spanish Paella Day
March 28 National Black Forest Cake Day; Something on a Stick Day
March 29 National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
March 30 Turkey Neck Soup Day
March 31 National Clams on the Half Shell Day; Tater Day; Oranges and Lemons Day

April

National Florida Tomato Month
National Food Month
National Fresh Celery Month
National Pecan Month
National Soft Pretzel Month
National Soyfoods Month

Week 1 National Bake Week
April 12-18 National Egg Salad Week

April 1 National Sourdough Bread Day
April 2 National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day; National Hot Cross Bun Day (Good Friday, 2010)
April 3 National Chocolate Mousse Day
April 4 National Cordon Bleu Day; National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day (Easter, 2010)
April 5 National Raisin & Spice Bar Day; National Caramel Day
April 6 National Caramel Popcorn Day
April 7 National Coffee Cake Day
April 8 National Empañada Day
April 9 National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
April 10 National Cinnamon Crescent Day
April 11 National Cheese Fondue Day
April 12 National Licorice Day; Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
April 13 National Peach Cobbler Day
April 14 National Pecan Day
April 15 National Glazed Ham Day; National Glazed-Spiral Ham Day
April 16 National Eggs Benedict Day; National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day; Day of the Mushroom
April 17 National Cheeseball Day
April 18 National Animal Crackers Day
April 19 Garlic Day; National Amaretto Day
April 20 National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day; Lima Bean Respect Day
April 21 National Chocolate-Covered Cashews Day; Chocolate-Covered Cashew Truffle Day
April 22 National Jelly Bean Day
April 23 National Cherry Cheesecake Day; National Picnic Day
April 24 National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
April 25 National Zucchini Bread Day
April 26 National Pretzel Day
April 27 National Prime Rib Day
April 28 National Blueberry Pie Day
April 29 National Shrimp Scampi Day
April 30 National Oatmeal Cookie Day; National Raisin Day

May

National Asparagus Month
National Barbeque Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Egg Month
National Gazpacho Aficionado Month
National Hamburger Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month

Week 1 National Raisin Week
May 3-9 National Herb Week
Week 2 National Hamburger Week
Week 3 International Pickles Week
Week 4 National Frozen Yoghurt Week; American Beer Week

May 1 National Chocolate Parfait Day
May 2 National Truffles Day
May 3 National Raspberry Popover Day; National Raspberry Tart Day
May 3 National Chocolate Custard Day
May 4 National Candied Orange Peel Day; National Homebrew Day; National Orange Juice Day; National Hoagie Day
May 5 National Chocolate Custard Day; Cinco de Mayo Recipes; National Hoagie Day; Oyster Day
May 6 National Crepes Suzette Day; International No Diet Day
May 7 National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
May 8 National Coconut Cream Pie Day; National Empañada Day
May 9 National Butterscotch Brownie Day
May 10 National Shrimp Day
May 11 Eat What You Want Day
May 12 National Nutty Fudge Day
May 13 National Apple Pie Day; National Fruit Cocktail Day
May 14 National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 15 National Chocolate Chip Day
May 16 National Coquilles St. Jacques Day
May 17 National Cherry Cobbler Day
May 18 National Cheese Souffle Day
May 19 National Devil’s Food Cake Day
May 20 National Quiche Lorraine Day; Pick Strawberries Day
May 21 National Strawberries and Cream Day
May 22 National Vanilla Pudding Day
May 23 National Taffy Day
May 24 National Escargot Day
May 25 National Brown-Bag-It Day; National Wine Day
May 26 National Blueberry Cheesecake Day; National Cherry Dessert Day
May 27 National Grape Popsicle Day
May 28 National Brisket Day
May 29 National Coq au Vin Day
May 30 National Mint Julep Day
May 31 National Macaroon day

June

National Candy Month
National Dairy Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
National Iced Tea Month
National Papaya Month
National Seafood Month
National Turkey Lover’s Month

First Friday – National Doughnut Day
First Friday and Saturday – Donut Days (Salvation Army) [Eds.: no idea why the spelling!]

June 1 National Hazelnut Cake Day
June 2 National Rocky Road Day; National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
June 3 National Chocolate Macaroon Day; National Egg Day
June 4 National Cheese Day; National Frozen Yoghurt Day; National Cognac Day
June 5 National Gingerbread Day
June 6 National Applesauce Cake Day
June 7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8 Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
June 9 National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day
June 10 Herbs & Spice Day; National Iced Tea Day; National Black Cow Day
June 11 National German Chocolate Cake Day
June 12 National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 13 Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
June 14 National Strawberry Shortcake Day
June 15 National Lobster Day
June 16 National Fudge Day
June 17 National Apple Strudel Day; Eat All Your Veggies Day; National Cherry Tart Day
June 18 National Cherry Tart Day; International Picnic Day
June 19 National Dry Martini Day
June 20 National Vanilla Milkshake Day
June 21 National Peaches & Cream Day
June 22 National Chocolate Eclair Day; National Onion Rings Day
June 23 National Pecan Sandies Day
June 24 National Pralines Day
June 25 National Strawberry Parfait Day; National Catfish Day
June 26 National Chocolate Pudding Day
June 27 National Indian Pudding Day; National Orange Blossom Day
June 28 National Tapioca Day
June 29 National Almond Buttercrunch Day
June 30 National Ice Cream Soda Day

July

National Baked Bean Month
National Culinary Arts Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Ice Cream Month
National July Belongs to Blueberries Month
National Picnic Month

First Week – Ntional Canned Luncheon Meat Week
Third Sunday – Sundae Sunday
Third Wednesday – National Hot Dog Day

July 1 National Gingersnap Day; Creative Ice Cream Flavour Day
July 2 National Anisette Day
July 3 National Chocolate Wafer Day; Eat Beans Day
July 4 National Barbecue Day; National Barbequed Spareribs Day; Caesar Salad Day
July 5 National Apple Turnover Day
July 6 National Fried Chicken Day
July 7 National Strawberry Sundae Day; National Macaroni Day
July 8 National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day
July 9 National Sugar Cookie Day; Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Omeleette Day
July 10 National Pina Colada Day
July 11 National Blueberry Muffin Day
July 12 National Pecan Pie Day
July 13 National French Fries Day; Beans ‘n’ Franks Day [Eds: points taken off for the use of ‘n’]
July 14 Macaroni Day; National Grand Marnier Day; Pick Blueberries Day
July 15 National Tapioca Pudding Day
July 16 National Corn Fritters Day
July 17 National Peach Ice Cream Day
July 18 National Caviar Day
July 19 National Daiquiri Day; National Ice Cream Day
July 20 National Lollipop Day; National Ice Cream Soda Day; Fortune Cookie Day
July 21 National Creme Brulee Day; National Junk Food Day
July 22 National Penuche Day; National Penuche Fudge Day
July 23 National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 24 National Tequila Day
July 25 National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
July 26 National Bagelfest; National Coffee Milkshake Day
July 27 National Crème Brûlée Day; National Scotch Day
July 28 National Milk Chocolate Day; National Hamburger Day
July 29 National Lasagna Day; Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day
July 30 National Cheesecake Day
July 31 National Raspberry Cake Day; Cotton Candy Day; Jump for Jellybeans Day

August

National Catfish Month
National Peach Month
National Brownies at Brunch Month

Second Week – National Apple Week
First Saturday – National Mustard Day

August 1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
August 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day; National Ice Cream Soda Day
August 3 National Watermelon Day; Grab Some Nuts Day
August 4 National Chocolate Chip Day; National Lasagne Day
August 5 National Mustard Day; National Waffle Day; National Oyster Day
August 6 National Root Beer Float Day
August 7 National Raspberries in Cream Day
August 8 National Frozen Custard Day; National Zucchini Day
August 9 National Rice Pudding Day
August 10 National S’mores Day; National Banana Split Day
August 11 National Raspberry Bombe Day; National Raspberry Tart Day
August 12 Julienne Fries Day
August 13 National Filet Mignon Day
August 14 National Creamsicle Day
August 15 National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
August 16 Bratwurst Day; National Rum Day
August 17 National Vanilla Custard Day
August 18 National Ice Cream Pie Day; National Soft Ice Cream Day
August 19 Potato Day; Hot & Spicy Food Day
August 20 National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day; Lemonade Day
August 21 National Pecan Torte Day
August 22 National Spumoni Day; Eat a Peach day
August 23 National Spongecake Day
August 24 National Peach Pie Day
August 25 National Banana Split Day; Whisky Sour Day
August 26 National Cherry Popsicle Day
August 27 National Pots de Creme Day; Banana Lover’s Day
August 28 National Cherry Turnovers Day
August 29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day; Whisky Sour Day; Swiss Winegrowers Day; Chop Suey Day; Lemon Juice Day
August 30 National Toasted Marshmallow Day
August 31 National Trail Mix Day; Eat Outside Day

September

National Biscuit Month
Better Breakfast Month
National Chicken Month
National Cholesteral Education Month
National Honey Month
National Mushroom Month
National Organic Harvest Month
National Papaya Month
National Potato Month
National Rice Month

First Week – National Waffle Week
Second Week – Biscuit and Gravy Week; Vegetarian Awareness Week
Fourth Week – National Wild Rice Week

September 1 National Cherry Popover Day; Wine Season Begins; Oyster Season Begins
September 2 National Blueberry Popsicle Day
September 3 National Welsh Rarebit Day
September 4 National Macadamia Nut Day
September 5 National Cheese Pizza Day
September 6 National Coffee Ice Cream Day
September 7 National Acorn Squash Day
September 8 National Date-Nut Bread Day
September 9 Weinerschnitzel Day
September 10 TV Dinner Day
September 11 National Hot Cross Bun Day
September 12 National Chocolate Milkshake Day
September 13 National Peanut Day; Snack a Pickle Time
September 14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day; Eat a Hoagie Day
September 15 National Creme de Menthe Day; National Linguini Day
September 16 National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day; National Guacamole Day
September 17 National Apple Dumpling Day
September 18 National Play-Dough Day; National Cheeseburger Day
September 19 National Butterscotch Pudding Day
September 20 National Punch Day; National Rum Punch Day
September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day; International Banana Festival Day;
September 22 National Ice Cream Cone Day
September 23 National White Chocolate Day
September 24 National Cherries Jubilee Day
September 25 Crab Meat Newburg Day; National Food Service Employees Day
September 26 National Pancake Day
September 27 National Chocolate Milk Day; National Corned Beef Hash Day
September 28 National Strawberry Cream Pie Day; Drink Beer Day
September 29 National Coffee Day
September 30 National Hot Mulled Cider Day

October

National Apple Month
National Applejack Month
National Caramel Month
National Cookbook Month
National Cookie Month
National Cookie Month
National Dessert Month
National Pasta Month
National Pickled Peppers Month
National Pizza Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
National Pork Month
National Pretzel Month
National Seafood Month

October 11-17 American Beer Week

October 1 World Vegetarian Day; Pudding Season Begins; Homemade Cookies Day
October 2 National Fried Scallops Day
October 3 National Caramel Custard Day
October 4 National Taco Day
October 5 National Apple Betty Day
October 6 National Noodle Day
October 7 National Frappe Day
October 8 National Fluffernutter Day
October 9 National Dessert Day; Mouldy Cheese Day
October 10 National Angel Food Cake Day
October 11 National Sausage Pizza Day
October 12 National Gumbo Day
October 13 National Peanut Festival Day; National Pumpkin Festival Day; National Yorkshire Pudding Day
October 14 National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day
October 15 National Mushroom Day; National Chicken Cacciatore Day; National Roast Pheasant Day
October 16 World Food Day; National Liqueur Day
October 17 National Pasta Day; Four Prunes Day
October 18 National Chocolate Cupcake Day
October 19 National Seafood Bisque Day
October 20 National Brandied Fruit Day
October 21 National Apple Day; National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day; Caramel Apple Day
October 22 National Nut Day
October 23 National Boston Cream Pie Day; National Canning Day
October 24 National Bologna Day; Good and Plenty Day
October 25 National Greasy Foods Day
October 26 National Mincemeat Day; Pumpkin Day; Pretzel Day; Mincemeat Pie Day
October 27 National Potato Day
October 28 National Chocolate Day; Wild Foods Day
October 29 National Oatmeal Day
October 30 National Candy Corn Day; Buy a Doughnut Day
October 31 National Candy Apple Day; Trick or Treat for Unicef Day

November

National Fun with Fondue Month
Good Nutrition Month
National Georgia Pecan Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pepper Month
National Raisin Bread Month
Vegan Month

November 1-7 – National Fig Week
2nd Week – National Split Pea Soup Week
4th Thursday – National Turkey Day; National Stuffing Day
4th Friday – National Leftovers Day

November 1 National Deep Fried Clams Day; National Vinegar Day
November 2 National Deviled Egg Day
November 3 National Sandwich Day
November 4 National Candy Day
November 5 National Doughnut Day; Doughnut Appreciation Day
November 6 National Nachos Day
November 7 National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
November 8 National Cappucino Day; National Harvey Wallbanger Day
November 9 National Scrapple Day; Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day
November 10 National Vanilla Cupcake Day
November 11 National Sundae Day
November 12 National Chicken Soup for the Flu Day; National Pizza with the Works (Except Anchovies) Day
November 13 National Indian Pudding Day
November 14 National Guacamole Day; National Pickle Day
November 15 National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day; National Raisin Bran Cereal Day; National Bundt Day
November 16 National Fast Food Day
November 17 National Baklava Day; Homemade Bread Day
November 18 National Vichyssoise Day
November 19 Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
November 20 National Peanut Butter Fudge Day; Nouveau Boujolais Day
November 21 Gingerbread Day
November 22 National Cashew Day
November 23 National Espresso Day; Eat a Cranberry Day
November 24 National Sardines Day
November 25 National Parfait Day
November 26 National Cake Day
November 27 National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
November 28 National French Toast Day
November 29 National Chocolates Day; National Lemon Cream Pie Day
November 30 National Mousse Day

December

National Fruit Cake Month
National Egg Nog Month

First Week – Cookie Cutter Week
Second Week – Lager Beer Week
Fourth Week – National Egg Nog Week

December 1 National Pie Day
December 2 National Fritters Day
December 3 National Apple Pie Day
December 4 National Cookie Day
December 5 National Sacher Torte Day; Repeal of Prohibition Day
December 6 National Gazpacho Day; Microwave Oven Day
December 7 National Cotton Candy Day
December 8 National Brownie Day
December 9 National Pastry Day
December 10 National Lager Day
December 11 National Noodle-Ring Day
December 12 National Ambrosia Day; National Cocoa Day
December 13 Ice Cream and Violins Day
December 14 National Bouillabaisse Day
December 15 National Cupcake Day; National Lemon Cupcake Day
December 16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day
December 17 National Maple Syrup Day
December 18 National Roast Suckling Pig Day
December 19 National Hard Candy Day
December 20 National Fried Shrimp Day; National Sangria Day
December 21 National French Fried Shrimp Day; National Hamburger Day; Kiwi Fruit Day (California)
December 22 National Date Nut Bread Day
December 23 National Pfeffernuesse Day
December 24 National Egg Nog Day [and update]
December 25 National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 26 National Candy Cane Day
December 27 National Fruitcake Day
December 28 National Chocolate Candy Day
December 29 Pepper Pot Day
December 30 National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
December 31 National Champange Day

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