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National Pie Day is an annual day of recognition for one of the most versatile dishes that can come out of a kitchen. Pies can be filled with meat or cheese as a main course, or as is more common in the U.S. – fruits or vegetables as a tasty dessert. National Pie Day originated in the 1970’s and today is perpetuated by the American Pie Council.
Celebrated annually on January 23rd.
Whether you’re baking or buying, enjoy your favorite pie today!
National Irish Coffee Day is one of those rare days that commemorates a drink actually invented in the country that is part of its name! First served at a restaurant in Ireland’s Shannon Airport on a cold day in 1942, the original recipe consisted of black coffee with a shot of Irish Whiskey topped with whipped cream. Irish Coffee was brought to America in 1952 by a travel writer who tasted it at Shannon Airport and shared the original recipe with proprietors of the Buena Vista Cafe on the corner of Beach and Hyde Streets in San Francisco. After trying out several variations, they eventually settled on the recipe still served in the Buena Vista today.
National Irish Coffee Day is celebrated each year on January 25th.
Happy National Hot Chocolate Day! This annual holiday celebrates the traditional hot drink enjoyed worldwide on cold winter days. There is often confusion between hot chocolate and hot cocoa, which are obviously related but slightly different. Hot chocolate is produced from the entire cocoa bean, which includes a center (nib) that is about 54% cocoa fat. In 1828, Dutch chemist and chocolatier Casparus van Houten Sr. patented a process that removes the fat from roasted cocoa beans and allows the bean to be ground into cocoa powder that can be easily mixed into drinks (e.g. hot cocoa) or used in baking. Today you can drink either hot chocolate or hot cocoa, but the taste will be different depending on what you mix it with.
Celebrated annually on January 31st.
Enjoy National Hot Chocolate Day!
National Pizza Day is one of those holidays with an unknown origin, but we’re glad it comes around every year. Pizza is one of the most beloved foods served in America and is on the menu of about 17% of all restaurants in the country. It’s believed the first pizza restaurant opened in Naples, Italy in 1738 and the first pizzeria in America opened in 1895. The most popular topping, whether on New York thin crust or Chicago-style deep dish, is pepperoni.
Many pizza restaurants offer specials on February 9th, some for the entire week before National Pizza Day. Check with your favorite local restaurants for special offers.
National Pizza Day is celebrated each year on February 9th.