What’s happening when and where in the world of food: a calendar of special food days.
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.
The 1st of November is Vinegar Day. You can hold a vinegar tasting, or make a vinegar pie, or put vinegar on your French fries.
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 Souls Day in Mexico, the second day of Día de los Muertos. This day focusses on dead adults who may have returned to visit.
All Soul's Day was started in the 900s by the Church, being designated as the day on which you can help those in purgatory with your prayers.
With the distraction of Hallowe'en at the end of October, Devilled Egg Day, on the 2nd of November, catches many people unprepared for it.
November 3rd is the birthday of the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Popular myth credits him with having invented the sandwich.
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.
The 4th of November is Mustard Day. There are so many different kinds of mustard, that it's a rare person indeed who doesn't like at least one of them.
On Guy Fawkes Day, an effigy of Guy Fawkes is burnt in a bonfire, and the fire is put to good use for food purposes as well, such as baking potatoes.
It's a myth that nachos weren't invented in Mexico. They actually were -- just across the border with Texas in a Mexican town called Piedras Negras.
On this day in 1953, the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas expired in New York City. The popular legend is that he drank himself to death.
Martinmas is on the 11th of November. Martinmas was traditionally the day on which pigs and geese were slaughtered.
Canned Pineapple Anniversary Day, the 13th of November, reputedly marks the first shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii in 1895.
The 15th of November is a day dedicated to fridges filled with USO's -- unidentified shrivelled objects. It's not such a bad time of year to tackle it, actually.
If Homemade Bread Day happens to fall on a work day, it can be tricky to manage making bread in between doing everything else. If you work from a home office, or are a stay at home person, then you can perhaps manage making bread by hand if it's a slow day.
Stir-up Sunday is the day on which many people stir up the batter for their Christmas puddings and cakes.
Cashew nuts grow hanging off the bottom of fruits that look like apples, and are toxic to handle unless the shells of the nuts are treated properly. #cashewday
St Catherine was a popular French saint. Children get served taffy on this day.
American Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a very big "deal", and people will travel great distances to be together with family for it.