What’s happening when and where in the world of food: a calendar of special food days.
The 1st of October is World Vegetarian Day. Being a vegetarian isn't anything new, as many people think it is. In fact, it was practised back in Ancient Greece.
Taco Day is the 4th of October. Have a taco party for family, friends and neighbours, with everyone assembling his or her own tacos.
Vodka Day is the 4th of October. Today might be a good day to enjoy a cold, clear vodka martini. Or are you more a vodka and orange juice kind of person?
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.
Thanksgiving in Canada is now a long-weekend food festival to celebrate the harvest. It is 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, who founded the Heinz food empire.
Sausage Pizza Day is the 11th of October, almost in the middle of Pizza Month. Isn't your mouth watering already, just thinking of those juicy morsels of sausage on top your cheese pizza?
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.
The 16th of October is World Food Day. Each year there is a different theme.
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. Treat yourself to a baloney sandwich today!
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. #GreasyFoodDay
Pumpkin Day is the 26th of October. Look for a recipe that calls for pumpkin.
The 28th of October is Wild Foods Day. Some conservation areas and wild life parks offer field trips and later show you how to prepare what you've found.
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?
Thomas Bellacci, a patron saint of butchers, was a butcher's son. Despite being a Patron of Butchers, he himself in later life ate only bread, root vegetables, and water.
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.