Bizzare Food Holidays In January
You will be surprised to know that there are many bizarre food holidays in January. After December, which is full of holidays and festivities, comes the boring month of January. It seems so many bizarre food holidays are celebrated in January to compensate for the loss of celebrations. Here is some of the bizarre food holidays that you may want to celebrate:
National Tempura Day—January 7, 2011
You can celebrate the National Tempura day by cooking delicious tempura at home or heading to your favorite Japanese restaurant. The word tempura is derived from Latin word "tempora" which means "time-period".
National Apricot Day—January 9, 2011
"Apricot" means precious in Latin! These fruits are delicious to be consumed raw, grilled, blanched, dried, or poached. You can prepare apricot laced cookies or eat apricots raw to observe this day.
Bittersweet Chocolate Day—January 10, 2011
Bittersweet chocolate is nothing but the sweetened form of chocolate, which is flavored with chocolate liquor. The chocolate liquor brings out intense bitter flavor in the chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate is sold in chunks, bars, liquid or chips and is primarily used for baking. We suggest that you bake something with this chocolate to observe this food holiday!
National Hot Toddy Day--January 11, 2011
You can brave the chilly winter day by choosing from a variety of hot toddy recipes to sip on. These warm cocktails will put an end to your winter hangovers. You can go for the ones that can be teamed with tea, coffee, water, apple cider or cocoa.
Curried Chicken Day -- January 12, 2011
A day to celebrate curried chicken? Yeah, we are not joking there is a day for curried chicken too. In Asian countries the curries are enjoyed as a side dish and the main dish. Number of spices, are added to chicken for producing different types of sumptuous curries. There is a common belief that the curries are always cooked spicy that is not true. You can try out preparing a sumptuous curry with mild flavors and coconut milk, with chicken on January 12th.
Hot & Spicy Food International Day--January 16, 2011
This day is lucky for all those diners who want to fiddle with heat, fire and spices at once. They can bring this day by dousing their food with hot pepper and hot sauces.
National Popcorn Day--January 19, 2011
You can bring this day by making some popcorns at home or buying them from market. Flavorise your popcorns using chocolate chips, Tabasco sauce, Parmesan cheese and chocolate toppings.
National Butter Crunch Day--January 20, 2011
You can observe this day by eating as much butter crunchy treats as you can. Try to serve maximum butter crunches during each meal. Go for butter crunch ice cream, candy and anything butter crunch.
National Soup Month--January 1-30,2011
Soups are no more considered - a sick man's meal, rather it is counted amongst one of the trendiest meals of all time. That is the reason a whole month is dedicated in honor of this dish. You can observe the National Soup month by preparing different types of soups throughout the month.
National Corn Chip Day--January 29, 2011
This food holiday is celebrated in honor of the corn chip which has become an integral part of the American food culture. You can celebrate the whole day by serving corn chips for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
National Oatmeal Month—January 1-30, 2011
You can’t call it a bizarre food holiday because we belong to the health conscious generation that has literally grown on the bowls of exotic oatmeal porridges. You can enjoy flavored oatmeal porridges throughout the month.
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