Celebrations

NATIONAL FIG NEWTON DAY

NATIONAL FIG NEWTON DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #CelebrationsNATIONAL FIG NEWTON DAYNational Fig Newton Day on January 16th annually recognizes a tasty pastry enjoyed across the country.A Nabisco’s trademarked version of the fig roll, Newtons are a pastry filled with fig paste. Fig Newtons have an unusual and characteristic shape that has been adopted by many competitors, including generic fig bars.Up until the 19th century, many physicians believed most illnesses were related to digestion problems. As a remedy, they recommended a daily intake of biscuits and fruit. Fig rolls served as an ideal solution to their advice, which remained a locally produced handmade product.In…
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NATIONAL BAGEL DAY

NATIONAL BAGEL DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #CelebrationsNATIONAL BAGEL DAYToast up your favorite flavor on National Bagel Day. On January 15th, don’t forget to pick your favorite schmear, too. Make it for breakfast, lunch, snack, or all of the above!This kosher carbohydrate brings complex flavors to the deli and sandwich bar. In the United States, we love our crunch-on-the-outside-chewy-on-the-inside bread. So they’re a staple in our freezers and as a winter pick-me-up.Bagel HistoryPolish-Jewish immigrants introduced the bagel to the United States. Throughout New York City and the surrounding boroughs, they grew thriving businesses. Of course, it didn’t take long for the bakers to…
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NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY

NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #WoofPost  #Celebrations NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY National Dress Up Your Pet Day on January 14th provides a special day to celebrate with your pet and show off their fashion style. Pets do become part of one’s family. Whether you take a visit to the groomer or take it a step further and dress up in matching outfits, be sure your pet companion is safe and comfortable. HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDressUpYourPetDay The name of the day tells you how to celebrate it; dress your pets up! Keep your pet’s comfort first and foremost. A visit…
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NATIONAL PEACH MELBA DAY

NATIONAL PEACH MELBA DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #CelebrationsNATIONAL PEACH MELBA DAYAnother dessert brought to us by an internationally famous chef, National Peach Melba Day offers a refreshing celebration on January 13th each year.French chef Auguste Escoffier invented the elegant dessert back in 1892 or 1893, depending on the source. He created the dessert with peaches, vanilla ice cream, and raspberry sauce while employed at the Savoy Hotel, London. The dessert honored Australian soprano, Nellie Melba. The chef was known for naming his creations after famous people. Three such recipes are celebrated on the calendar including National Melba Toast Day on March 23rd.Nellie Melba…
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NATIONAL MARZIPAN DAY

NATIONAL MARZIPAN DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #CelebrationsNATIONAL MARZIPAN DAYJoin millions of people across the nation on January 12th as they participate in the annual National Marzipan Day. On January 12th, the celebration kicks off with creatively formed confections that delight the eyes and mouth!Marzipan is a confection made primarily of sugar or honey and ground almonds for anyone who does not know. It is also sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract. Candy makers use this sweet confection to make a variety of sweets. Some of them include:Marzipan-filled chocolate Small replicas of fruits and vegetables Rolled into thin sheets and used as a glaze…
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NATIONAL MILK DAY

NATIONAL MILK DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #CelebrationsNATIONAL MILK DAYNational Milk Day on January 11th commemorates the day many think the first milk deliveries in glass bottles began in the United States. Alexander Campbell of the New York Dairy Company professed to the New York State Senate that his company was the first to make these deliveries in 1878. The United States and Australia export more milk and milk products than any other country. Those products include cheese, yogurt, ice cream, butter, cream, powdered milk, and much more. Throughout the world, more than 6 billion people consume milk and the products we make from…
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NATIONAL OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER DAY

NATIONAL OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations NATIONAL OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER DAY National Oysters Rockefeller Day on January 10th recognizes a dish so rich there was only one man’s name this dish could bear at the time. At least, that’s the story according to the chef who so masterfully created famous recipes in the French Quarter. In 1889 in the renowned kitchen of Antoine’s, Jules Alciatore developed a recipe for baked oysters on the half shell with sauce and bread crumbs that would earn the name Oysters Rockefeller.  A dish so rich Alciatore himself admitted, “…I know of no other name rich enough…
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NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER DAY

NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER DAY National Sunday Supper Day encourages families to gather around the table, enjoy a meal and a conversation together each year on the second Sunday in January.   These days families are busy with after-school activities, jobs, and homework. Sunday supper has been a disappearing tradition around the country and the Sunday Supper Movement aims to bring families back together in the kitchen and around the dinner table one Sunday at a time. National Sunday Supper Day is another step toward this goal.   HOW TO OBSERVE #SundaySupper Invite friends and family…
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NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY

NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY On January 8th, National English Toffee Day celebrates a favored confection that’s been enjoyed across the country for generations. This sweet treat comes with some confusion concerning the difference between English toffee and just plain toffee. Despite the confusion, it’s an enjoyable confection no matter how you crack it.  Some say that English toffee is a harder candy than the American version. Others say that it’s the other way around. Some say the Americans add nuts, but the toffee in the United Kingdom doesn’t have nuts. Either way, this hard, sometimes…
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NATIONAL BOBBLEHEAD DAY

NATIONAL BOBBLEHEAD DAY

Troy Warren for CNT #Celebrations NATIONAL BOBBLEHEAD DAY Each year on January 7th, National Bobblehead Day recognizes a day of celebration for all spring-connected head bobbing figurines. For over 100 years, bobbleheads have been entertaining and fascinating fans and collectors. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, too. Bobbleheads commemorate iconic teams, movies, and cartoon characters. Individually, they represent some of our most exciting athletes or thrilling television and movie characters.    Early bobbleheads, known as bobbers or nodders, developed from Germany. They took root in the United States pop culture in the 1950s and 60s. Bobbleheads resurged…
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