What’s happening when and where in the world of food: a calendar of special food days.
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.
Canada Day celebrates the day that Canada became a country on 1 July 1867. It is a day for outdoor eating of summer food, whether the eating be at a picnic, on the back deck or while camping.
American Independence Day celebrates the birth of the U.S. While some countries celebrate their big day with military parades, the US celebrates it with food. Everywhere there will be hot dogs, picnics, salads, barbeques, brownies.
The 7th of July is Chocolate Day: a good day on which to celebrate your life-long love affair with chocolate.
Sugar Cookie Day is the 9th of July. When's the last time you had a simple, plain old sugar cookie, crisp on the edges, tender in the middle?
Pontefract Liquorice Festival is held each year in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England. The festival celebrates liquorice because Pontefract, the home of Pomfret Cakes, has long been associated with the production of liquorice.
The 11th of July is Rainier Cherry Day. It's celebrated as the end of the Rainier Cherry season nears.
Bastille Day is France's national day. It celebrates the beginning of the French revolution. Celebrate today with good French food and wine!
On this day in 1955, Disneyland opened. There are many varied restaurants at the various Disney parks, some of them as good as you'll get anywhere, but some people feel that you can pay over the odds for the food.
All of July is National Hot Dog Month in America, co-sponsored by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, headquartered in Washington, DC, and the American Meat Institute (AMI.)
The 24th of July is Coffee Day Few people probably need a special reason to have a coffee on any given day. But for today, you could mix it up: have coffee in a different form from your usual, or try a coffee-flavoured dessert or chocolate-covered coffee.
Today is St Martha's Day. She is the Patron Saint of Cooks. Irma Rombauer chose St Martha for the cover of the first edition of her book “The Joy of Cooking."