National Pie Day

national pie day

national pie day

National Pie Day

When it comes to satisfying your appetite with a delicious baked dish that is made from pastries, you need to trust pies. Pies are arguably one of the most notable food structures that are widely loved all over the world. Pies are usually made out of pastry dough and fillings that have the finest of sweet ingredients ranging from fruits to beef, little wonder it has a day set aside to celebrate its blessing to mankind.

The National Pie Day is celebrated on the 23rd day of January of every year. It is an unofficial holiday in the United States that is devoted to appreciating the goodness of the pie. The national pie day is a day that has been specially assigned for people to bake or cook and eat their favorite pies. If finding an accurate recipe for your preferred pie will be a problem for the national pie day celebrations, you need not worry because there are lots of American restaurants that offer free and discounted pies to their customers on the 23rd day of January of every year.

National Pie Day History

The National Pie Day was started in the mid-1970s by a Colorado nuclear engineer and teacher, who was also a brewer named Charlie Papazian, who formally declared his own birthday, January 23, as a special day to joyously celebrate the importance of pies to mankind. It was said of him that he preferred having a pie on his birthday than been offered a birthday cake.

However, since 1986, the unofficial holiday has been sponsored by the American Pie Council.

Pies primarily originated during the Egyptian New Stone Age era which is otherwise referred to as the Neolithic period when the need for a reliable source of food for Egyptians sailors arose.

Early variations of pies were in the form of a flat, round crusty cake called galettes. These galettes were pastries which were made from either oats or wheat. Today we have different types of pies available to consumers; we have the creampie and fruit pie among many other variations of pies.

To further appreciate the profound positive impact that pies have on lives, the American Pie Council in the year 2014 partnered with Paramount pictures and promoted a romantic film titled ‘labor day’. The movie which was released before that year national pie day celebration suggests that sharing pies with people can initiate friendship or repair relationships. In the movie, an escaped murderer takes a family as hostages on their way back from the supermarket but when he made pies with his hostages, a kind of cordial bond developed between them before he surrendered himself to the police.

The American pie council also offers membership to both individuals and groups to promote and preserve the tradition of pie making; how wonderful is that?

Pie Recipes

Below are a few resources to help you celebrate National Pie Day and a list of January Food Holidays that has recipes for each.

Looking for a savory pie? Then check out this Chicken Shepherd’s Pie.

Need the perfect pie crust? This Vodka Pie Crust is highly recommended.

One of my personal all-time favorite pies… Chocolate Chess Pie.

And last but not least, a large list of Vintage Pie Recipes.

National Pie Day Website

The official website for the national pie day is – www.piecouncil.org.

National Pie Day Social Media

There are no official social media accounts designated to celebrate the national cake day yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bacon Day

Bacon Day

Bacon Day

International Bacon Day

International Bacon Day Observed and Future Dates

International Bacon Day is celebrated on September 1.

International Bacon Day or Bacon Day is an unofficial observance, often celebrated on the Saturday before US Labor Day (the first Monday of September).

Some cultures, however, celebrate on 19th of February, while others celebrate the day on the first Saturday in January after the new year.

International Bacon Day History

The history of Bacon Day is not known at this time.

International Bacon Day Website

There is not an official website for Bacon Day at this time.

International Bacon Day Social Media

There are no known official social media accounts to follow at this time.

International Bacon Day Notes and Resources

International Bacon Day References

International Bacon Day

National Chocolate Custard Day

National Chocolate Custard Day

National Chocolate Custard Day

National Chocolate Custard Day


National Chocolate Custard Day Observed and Future Dates

National Chocolate Custard Day is celebrated each year on May 3rd.

National Chocolate Custard Day Social Media

Use the hashtag #ChocolateCustardDay on Twitter and Instagram.

Other May Holiday and Observances Resources

National Chocolate Custard Day

National Truffle Day

National Truffle Day

National Truffle Day

From Wikipedia:

A chocolate truffle is a type of chocolate confectionery, traditionally made with a chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate, cocoa powder or chopped toasted nuts (typically hazelnuts, almonds or coconut), usually in a spherical, conical, or curved shape.

Their name derives from their traditional shape, which resembles the truffle, an edible part of the tuber fungus.

Truffle Varieties

There are now three main types of chocolate truffles (in America): European, Swiss, and American:

  • The “French truffle” is made with fresh cream and chocolate and then rolled into cocoa or nut powder.
  • The “Belgian truffle” or praline is made with dark or milk chocolate filled with ganache, buttercream or nut pastes.
  • The “Swiss truffle” is made by combining melted chocolate into a boiling mixture of dairy cream and butter, which is poured into molds to set before sprinkling with cocoa powder. Like the French truffles, these have a very short shelf-life and must be consumed within a few days of making.
  • The “California truffle” is a larger, lumpier version of the French truffle, first made by Alice Medrich in 1973 after she tasted truffles in France. She sold these larger truffles in a charcuterie in the “Gourmet Ghetto” neighborhood of Berkeley, then in 1977 she began selling them in her own store, Cocolat, which soon expanded into a chain. The American craze for truffles started with Medrich.
    • The “American truffle” is a half-egg shaped chocolate-coated truffle, a mixture of dark or milk chocolates with butterfat and, in some cases, hardened coconut oil. Joseph Schmidt, a San Francisco chocolatier, and founder of Joseph Schmidt Confections, is credited with its creation in the mid-1980s.
  • The “European truffle” is made with syrup and a base made up of cocoa powder, milk powder, fats, and other such ingredients to create an oil-in-water type emulsion.
  • The “vegan truffle” can have any shape or flavor, but is adapted to vegan diets by replacing dairy with nut milks and butters.


National Truffle Day

Observed and Future Dates

National Truffle Day is observed annually on May 2nd.

National Truffle Day Social Media

Use #NationalTruffleDay on Twitter and Instagram.

National Truffle Day Notes and Resources

Other May Holiday and Observances Resources

National Truffle Day