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National Sourdough Bread Day celebrates a type of artisan bread made famous during California’s Gold Rush era. It is believed that yeast-risen bread has been around since 1500BC. Travelers, from marching armies to settlers exploring new lands, found that the thick crust was durable during transport and kept the soft, inner loaf fresh over longer periods of time. Whether sliced and eaten alone, dipped, spread on, or used to hold together a sandwich, sourdough bread is a go-to choice for tasty bread.
Looking for an easy recipe? All it takes is a little yeast, bread flour, water, olive oil, salt and PATIENCE. Sourdough bread can take a couple days to make properly if you want the best results. Even though combining the ingredients is easy, waiting for the dough to rise can take a lot of time. Check out this recipe from King Arthur Baking Company, a producer of great bread flour and more.
National Sourdough Bread Day is celebrated annually on April 1st.
National Beer Day is believed to have been started around 2007 by a couple friends who worked in the brewing industry. The date of April 7th was selected because it was the day in 1933 that the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted. The Cullen-Harrison Act was the first step toward repeal of the Volstead Act, also known as Prohibition. Cullen-Harrison allowed for states to decide if they wanted brewing and sales of low-alcohol beer. Upon signing the law, President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated, “I think this would be a good time for a beer.”
Enjoy National Beer Day!
National Grill Cheese Sandwich Day celebrates one of America’s classic lunch-time creations that can be prepared in hundreds of ways. Although warm cheese and bread have been enjoyed worldwide for hundreds of years, the closed-face sandwich we enjoy today is believed to have caught on about one hundred years ago. Regardless of which cheese – or combination of cheeses – you use, and what type of bread, the grilled cheese sandwich is perfect by itself or with your favorite soup.
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is celebrated annually on April 12th.
National Peach Cobbler Day – tbd
Malbec World Day is celebrated in Argentina each year on April 17th to honor the day in 1853 when President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento launched an effort to make the wines of Argentina competitive with better-known wine-producing regions around the world. After decades of experimentation and importation of European root stocks, primarily from France, Malbec became the featured grape varietal in Argentina and its Malbec wines became known worldwide for superior quality. Malbec World Day became an official holiday in 2011, sponsored by Wines Of Argentina. It is now celebrated globally wherever Malbec wine is produced and enjoyed.