What’s happening when and where in the world of food.
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.
When's the last time you made a Baked Alaska -- or, have you ever? With Baked Alaska Day once again upon us, it may be time to give it a try.
The 1st of October is World Vegetarian Day. Being a Vegetarian isn't anything new, as many people think it is.
This is it, the big day. All across America right now, people are visiting, phoning and emailing friends and neighbours to exchange their bread pudding recipes.
In Corsica, on All Saints Day, people place milk and chestnuts (of the châtaigne type) on window sills for the visiting dead to eat.
This is All Saints Day in Mexico, the first of two days to honour the dead. This first day focusses on dead children and babies.
May Day celebrations were a big holiday during the Middle Ages. The trunks of very tall trees were used as May Poles and would be painted and decorated.
Doughnut Day is the first Friday in June each year. Many people avoid doughnuts on a regular basis, but today might be a good day to treat yourself.
Canada became a country on 1 July 1867. Today is a day for picnics, barbeques, fireworks, concerts, swimming and outings.
The Duck feast is held every year on the 1st of June at the Cat Inn, in the village of Charlton, Wiltshire.
Lughnasadh marks the start of autumn in the Celtic calendar, and the start of the harvest for grain. It's an ancient Celtic celebration that was held in Ireland and other Celtic countries.
Easter Sunday is the day when the church celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Food-wise, it is celebrated with great feasting and special foods.
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.
Today's a good day to make it a point to have a red apple! The stores are still bursting with apples, fresh from the harvest.
Moving Day is a national tradition in Québec, where today is called the Jour du déménagement. By custom, leases in Québec go from 1 July to 30 June.
Men Make Dinner Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of every November. Gals, make sure notice of this gets spread around in plenty of time, so there's no excuses.
St Brigid's Day is also known as Feast-Day of Bride, Là Fhéill Bhrìghde, and Imbolc. The early Celts all over Northern Europe celebrated this day as Imbolc.
Some foods are seen as lucky to eat at New Year. The foods, though, vary by culture - for instance pork in Austria and lentils in Brazil and Italy.
St David is the patron saint of Wales. He is reputed to have had his soldiers attach leeks to their caps so they could distinguish themselves from their enemies.
St Bibiana, aka Saint Viviana, is the Patron Saint of Drunks — even if accidentally. There is a church named after her in Rome, where she is buried.
The date for Easter Monday varies wildly every year. It is the Monday immediately after Easter Sunday.
The 2nd of January is the Feast Day of St Macarius of Alexandria, who has been dubbed St Macaroon, owing to his name and his association with pastry chefs.