Monday, March 1, 2010

March Food Days

In my never ending quest to organize the daily food celebrations according to month, I've decided to try posting them this time by the week. I've attempted to put the days in calendar order in the google calendar but it just doesn't give me the flexibility I want. If you would like to take a "gander" at the days already posted there, just look above at the navigation bar or "click here." I've got some other ideas in the works!!! In the mean time, Let's try March's food holidays by the week!!!
The days with the Red Star (*) are previous posts. Other links will lead you to a bit more about the day. For those days listed that I haven't been able to personally "verify", I listed for "future investigation:)"

March Monthly Food Celebrations

Bring back toaster month! Way back in 1927, the first pop-up toaster for the home caused such a spark, that the following year, March 1927 was declared National Toaster Month. Most anything you want to know about the history of the toaster can be found at the Toaster Museum. Hopefully, I will get to "Bring Back Toaster Month" later in March.
* National Sauce Month
National Celery Month

National Flour Month
National Frozen Food Month

National Noodle Month
Maple Sugar Month in Massachusetts.

National Nutrition Month

National Peanut Month
National Women’s History Month
UK: National Veggie Month

Daily Food Celebrations: Week One

March 1

National Peanut Butter Lovers' Day
National Fruit Compote Day
National Pig Day
Ohio Statehood Day 1803
Nebraska Statehood Day 1867
Dinah Shore born in 1917 (I'll have to wait till next year to share from her cookbooks:)
St. David's Day

March 2

National Banana Creme Pie Day
* Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

March 3

National Cold Cuts Day
* George Pullman inventor of the Pullman Sleeping Car, born today.
* Hina Matsuri/Dolls' Festival, Peach Blossom Day (Time for Tea)
National Mulled Wine Day
March 3, 1928, Vernor’s Ginger Ale Shoppe opened in Decatur, Ill
March 3, 1925, Norman A. Henderson patented the cream top milk bottle.

March 4

National Pound Cake Day
Vermont Statehood Day
First Tavern in America opened in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634.
* Betty Hits the Waves: March 4, 1925, Betty Crocker became the host of the first radio cooking show.
4-Ephraim Wales Bull, the inventor of the Concord grape, born today in 1806. Grape Doughnuts or Grapelade Cake anyone? Recipes

March 5

National Cheese Doodle Day
The Famous Amos cookie recipe was created on March 5, 1975, by Wally’s Aunt Della.
Today is the birth date of Charles Goodnight. Goodnight is said to have devised the first chuck wagon.
The Plymouth Rock Gelatine Company patented phosphate gelatin on March 5, 1889.
National Absinthe Day
Sardi's opened at its current location on March 5, 1927.
100 years ago today, Taiwanese inventor, Momofuku Ando, who introduced instant noodles to the world for the first time in 1958, was born on March 5, 1910.

March 6

* Happy Birthday to Oreo Cookies
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
March 6, 1930  "The birth of retail frozen foods" in Springfield, Massachusetts.
March 6, 2010 kicks off Girl Scout Week


  1. Louise, I love your food celebrations. I love knowing what's being celebrated this week. Thank you for doing this!

    I mean, how did I get along before I knew about National Banana Creme Pie day??

    You're wonderful!

  2. This settles it. I'm having a Peanut Butter Sandwich when I get home tonight!

  3. I love March... Sissy wants to know when we celebrate potato flour though. Surely it's this month?

  4. Why would you celebrate celery for a month? What is exciting about celery?

  5. Tomorrow is National Banana Creme Pie day? That is worth celebrating! March is going to be great! Thanks Louise!

  6. oh lovely! Please please please do that Cheese Doodle day!! It just sounds so....cheesy and fun, lol!

  7. Maple Syrup Month...reminds me of one of my favorite all time cakes, maple walnut cake with maple frosting.

    A delicious month ahead!

  8. Thanks for these days of celebrations, Louise!!

  9. I am wondering how we got along without you all these years! You are the news! on the culinary front of course!

  10. Thank you so much Louise for the info... I will surely try to commit to some of the days!

    This is really cool!

  11. How fun to find out about all these foodie holidays!

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  13. I think I knew it was going to be noodle month, that's why I stocked up on them when I went to the Japanese stores. Love the new way you are organizing the posts, keep up the great job!

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