What’s happening when and where in the world of food.
The 1st of October is World Vegetarian Day. Being a Vegetarian isn't anything new, as many people think it is.
The Goose Fair is held in Nottingham, England, every year in October. It's opened by the mayor of Nottingham who gets to ring silver bells to mark the opening, and lasts for 3 days.
For some people, Vodka Day comes more than once a year -- and they know by 9 in the morning whether it's going to be a Vodka Day or not. If you're a classic Martini person, today might be a good day to deviate and enjoy a cold, clear vodka Martini.
Thanksgiving in Canada is now a long-weekend food festival to celebrate the harvest. Though religious in origin, it is now largely secular and celebrated by people of most faiths and cultural origins.
Though it fell out of grace in the last decades of the twentieth century, Angel Food Cake is still a heavenly cake.
The 11th of October is the birthday of Henry John Heinz. Born in 1844, he had the brilliant idea at the age of 25 to start selling food products in clear glass bottles, so that people could see what they were buying.
Sausage Pizza Day occurs during Pizza Month. Yes, just merely thinking about Sausage Pizza may make your trousers feel tighter, but remember it's a holiday, and besides, nothing says the sausage on your pizza has to be the classic, pork sausage.
Gumbo Day occurs around the start of the autumn in North America. In southern Louisiana, home of gumbo, it's considered a good food to keep you warm in cold weather.
The 16th of October is the feast day of St Gallus. Many agricultural traditions were centred on St Gallus Day.
World Food Day is sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, to mark the day that the FAO was founded in 1945. Promotion of the day started in 1979.
Alaska Day marks the day that Alaska officially became American soil on 18 October 1867 at 3:30 in the afternoon.
Apple Day is celebrated every October in England. Events are held at orchards and garden nurseries around the country, from apple bobbing to apple peeling contests.
To be fair, there is actually no fixed agreement on when Canning Day actually is. Some people celebrate it around the third week of November, just before American Thanksgiving.
Woohoo, it's Baloney Day! In some American towns, the highlight of the year is Baloney Day.
French Fries, Potato Pancakes, Hamburgers, Fish and Chips..... we're all being told over and over not to eat them, and the reason why we have to be told over and over is that we love them so much.
Pumpkin Day is the 29th of September. Perhaps Pumpkin Day is held in September for those for whom the Pumpkin Pie season would otherwise be too short, to allow them to get an early jump on the season.
Wild Foods Day is one day for sure on which all kinds of clever people can make their stalking the wild asparagus jokes.
The 29th of October is Oatmeal Day. You may wish to have oatmeal porridge for breakfast, oatmeal cookies at lunch, or use oatmeal as a crumble on a casserole at dinner. Or what about an oatmeal face mask?
The 31st of October is the day when the veil between this world and other worlds is thought to be thin. Oblivious to this, children dress in costumes and go door to door for candy.
Samhain celebrations start on the evening of the 31st of October. Samhain marks the end of the summer and is the last harvest celebration.
Thomas Bellacci (aka Thomas of Florence, 1370 to 1447 AD), a patron of butchers, was a butcher's son. He was born in Florence, Italy, of parents who came from Castello di Linari in Val d'Elsa.