What's happening when and where in the world of food.
- Penny Loaf Day (Today)A Penny Loaf was a common size loaf of bread in England set down by the Assize of Bread Act in 1226. The actual cost and weight of the bread, however, would vary based on the flour that had been used.
- 14 March -- Potato Chip DayPotato Chip Day: the day on which you get to have one potato chip, but then have to stop... Several ways to honour the day: Try cooking with potato chips today.
- 14 March -- White DayThe 14th of March is an unofficial Japanese holiday. Valentine's Day started in Japan around 1958.
- 16 March -- CAMRA FoundedThe 16th of March is the birthday of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale. It was founded on this day, 16th March 1971, by 4 young journalists from Manchester and Liverpool areas: Michael Hardman, Graham Lees, Bill Mellor and Jim Makin.
- 17 March -- St Patrick's DaySt Patrick's Day is a day to celebrate all things Irish. As a major festival, it was big first in America before it was in Ireland -- just as Cinco de Mayo is coming to be a bigger deal now in America than it is in Mexico.
- 20 March -- Agriculture DayNational Agriculture day has been celebrated annually since 1973 in America on the first day of spring (Northern Hemisphere spring, that is.) It is organized by The Agriculture Council of America, a non-profit organization. The day is designed to educate people about the role of agriculture, and to encourage young people to consider careers in it.
- 20 March -- Oranges and Lemons DayOranges and Lemons Day takes place every year in London, usually on the third Thursday of March , even when Easter intervenes, at the Church of St Clement Danes. Children who go to the nearby St Clement Danes Church of England Primary School attend a service, after which the church's bells are rung and the children are given each an orange and a lemon.