Food Calendar

What's happening when and where in the world of food.

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  • food day iconApril's Fool Day (Today)
    April's Fool Day is a day traditionally for playing tricks on others. The tricks are meant to be harmless tricks, aimed particularly at fooling someone into believing something that isn't real.
  • food day iconBrillat-Savarin Birthday (Today)
    On this day in 1755, Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was born in France. He wrote the first book about the pleasures of food, published in 1825.
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    Watch out for the Food Network's new action-packed thriller, "The Pirates of The Carob Bean." Alas, in real life, it doesn't get that exciting for carob. It looks like chocolate and it's marketed like chocolate: but one taste and you know the old saying is true: sometimes beauty is only skin deep.
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    Maundy Thursday is the Thursday immediately before Easter. This was the day of the last supper, when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples.
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    The date for Good Friday changes wildly every year. A solemn day, it marks the day Christ was crucified on the cross by Romans.
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    The irony about Easter Dinner is that lamb is considered traditional because Jesus, whom Easter celebrates, is called the "Lamb of God." It does seem a bit odd to be symbolically roasting the guest of honour with sprigs of thyme and serving him with dollops of mint sauce. Which is unfortunate, because lamb isn't really all that available.
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    The date for Easter Monday varies wildly every year. It is the Monday immediately after Easter Sunday.
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    Hare Pie Day takes place in Hallaton, Leicestershire on Easter Monday. It appears to have started in 1770.
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Food Calendar

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A calendar tracking what happens when in the world of food.
  • food day iconApril's Fool Day (Today)
    April's Fool Day is a day traditionally for playing tricks on others. The tricks are meant to be harmless tricks, aimed particularly at fooling someone into believing something that isn't real.
  • food day iconBrillat-Savarin Birthday (Today)
    On this day in 1755, Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was born in France. He wrote the first book about the pleasures of food, published in 1825.

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