Monthly Archives: November 2014

Food, Glorious Food!

Food, Glorious Food!

November seems to be all about FOOD.  Of course, Thanksgiving happens in November, but did you know it is also……

NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER  MONTH   peanut butter

banana    NATIONAL BANANA PUDDING LOVERS MONTH

 

NATIONAL PECAN MONTH     pecans

 

  peppercorn   NATIONAL PEPPERCORN MONTH

 

NATIONAL RAISIN BREAD MONTH   raisin bread

 

sweet potato    and NATIONAL SWEET POTATO MONTH?

There are many other food celebrations recognized as well. Here is a delicious tour through the month of November:

NOV. 1—Fig Day 

NOV. 2—Deviled Egg Day

NOV. 3—Sandwich Day

NOV. 6—Nachos Day

NOV. 7—Dark Chocolate with Almonds Day

NOV. 8—Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day

NOV. 8—Cappuccino Day

NOV. 9—Scrapple Day

NOV. 10—Vanilla Cupcake Day

NOV. 11—Split Pea Soup Day

NOV. 13—Pizza With Everything Day

NOV. 14—Indian Pudding Day

NOV. 15—Pickle Day

NOV. 15—Bundt Cake Day

NOV. 17—Homemade Bread Day 

NOV. 18—Vichyssoise Day

NOV. 20—Peanut Butter Fudge Day

NOV. 23—Eat a Cranberry Day

NOV. 23—Cashew Day

NOV. 24—Sardines Day

NOV. 25—Parfait Day

NOV. 26—Cake Day

NOV. 27—THANKSGIVING!!

NOV. 27—Bavarian Cream Pie Day

NOV. 28—Maize Day

NOV. 28—French Toast Day

NOV. 29—Lemon Cream Pie Day

NOV. 30—Mousse Day

***Here are some great cookbooks, available at our library, featuring Thanksgiving food and facts, plus just plain hearty food in general :

American feasts : the best of American regional cooking by Williams   641.5 WI

The American heritage cookbook   641.5973 AM

Eating together : food, friendship, and inequality by Julier. 394.12 JUL

Native harvests : American Indian wild foods and recipes by Kavasch    641.5997 KAV

New good food : essential ingredients for cooking and eating well by Witt   641.322 Witt

Pennsylvania heritage cookbook : a cook’s tour of Keystone cultures by Nagurny   641.5 NAG

The Silver Palate good times cookbook by Rosso   641.5 RO

Thanksgiving : the biography of an American holiday by Baker   394.264 BAK

Remember that not everyone has all the food they need. The third week in November is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. You can participate in the many canned food drives around the Harrisburg area, any time of year, or volunteer at a shelter to serve turkey dinners to the homeless. Food gatherings are all about family, friends, being thankful for what we have and sharing it with others.

***We would love to hear about your favorite Thanksgiving foods (and recipes, if you’re willing to share), plus your experiences and ideas involving sharing food and/or friendship with others.

NOTE:  All food images are in the public domain.