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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The 10 Most Awesome National Food Holidays

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 8:35 AM

Happy National Pecan Sandy Day, everyone! The truth is, there's a different (and often strange) national food holiday for just about every day, even leap years. Here are our picks for 10 of the most awesome:

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But isn't Drink Beer Day every day?
10. Lima Bean Respect Day (April 20)
Apparently, the lima bean is tired of being the Rodney Dangerfield of the legume world.

9. Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Omelet Day (July 9)
We've never tried to make an omelet from a whole carton of eggs -- that'd just be stupid -- but still, it's nice to have a hard-boiled reminder.

8. Drink Beer Day (September 28)
Many Americans are confused: They think this happens daily. But there really is one specific day set aside for the shameless, never-ending consumption of brewskis.

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For those who need a reason to indulge.
7. Ice Cream and Violins Day (December 13)
Time and space have separated what were once bosom buddies, but this day is a reminder of the romantic mashup of days past. It's also a justification for eating ice cream.

6. TV Dinner Day (September 10)
A holiday that celebrates the Hungry-Man and the couch potato in all of us, with no strain on energy levels except to defrost, zap, and maybe change a channel or two. What's not to love?
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Plan now for TV Dinner Day, September 10.
5. Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day (February 11)

In which spilling milk isn't particularly discouraged, which sounds like a lot of fun.

4. Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day (November 9)
Durian and Limburger sandwich, perhaps? Break out the nose plugs and go deep.

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Janine Kahn
Two birds, one stone: Chocolate-dipped apples can be had for #2 and #3.

3. National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day (December 16)
Heaven knows we'll try just about anything fried or covered in chocolate. So maybe the quest to achieve both in one bite should be the proper focus here.

2. Something on a Stick Day (March 28)
This, too, leaves so much to the imagination that we can only love it. What freedom!

1. Eat What You Want Day (May 11)
Also known as the greatest day that ever was, from now till eternity. Amen.

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