What’s happening when and where in the world of food: a calendar of special food days.
Carnation Evaporated Milk first rolled off the production line in Kent, Washington State, USA on this day, 6th September, in 1899.
Rosh Hashanah is the start of the New Year in the Jewish calendar, a period of holidays that ends 10 days later with Yom Kippur. The day is a festive holiday; a day of no work, except for cooking, carrying or making fire.
Today celebrates the invention of the world's first homemade ice cream machine. It operated on the principle of salted ice drawing the warmth out of a cream mixture to freeze it: many home ice cream makers today still draw on the same principle, though they are electrified now.
So closely are Hot Cross Buns associated with Easter, and in particular, Good Friday, that at first blush you're quite tempted to think why would you want Hot Cross Buns in September? It appears, though, that some people so love them that they squeal with
Not every apple is so lucky as to have its own official birthday, but the Empire Apple does. It was developed in Geneva, New York (the Empire State) over two decades of selective breeding.
om Kippur is a Jewish day of atonement. It involves a complete fast from both food and liquids, including water. For some people, it also involves a chicken or rooster swung over their heads
In Spanish, the Mexicans refer to this day as El Grito de Independencia, which means the Cry of Independence. It is a big celebration in Mexico, bigger than the Cinco de Mayo.
Oktoberfest is a time for sausages, tubas, and hairy guys in leather shorts. Though popularly seen as a German festival, it's really a Bavarian festival, as evidenced by the traditional colours of Bavaria, blue and white, everywhere at the festival.
The Egremont Crab Fair is a fair held since 1267 in the town of Egremont to celebrate the Crab Apple harvest. The fair is held on the third Saturday of September.
Pumpkin Pie Day falls just before the American Thanksgiving holiday. Perhaps it's a reminder to cooks to get everything they need for their pies before the store shelves are picked clean at this time of year. #PumpkinPieDay
The 21st of September is traditionally the day to go off in the woods and gather fall nuts. It also afforded an occasion for teenage boys and girls to do a whole different sort of nutting.
The 22nd of September is Hobbit Day. It marks the birthday of the fictional characters Bilbo Baggins the hobbit and Frodo Baggins his cousin.
The 24th of September is Cherries Jubilee Day. Who really invented Cherries Jubilee, and when? There are conflicting tales, but today, you can read all about it right here, and decide what you believe.
Today is Johnny Appleseed's birthday. He became famous for helping to spread the cultivation of apple trees across the United States.
The 28th of September is Strawberry Cream Pie Day. There are many different types of Strawberry Cream Pie.
The 29th of September is the feast of St Michael the archangel, who, among other things, is the patron saint of grocers. The feast day was known as Michaelmas.
On the night of the 29th of September, the Devil is said to spit on blackberries. Some versions of the tale say it's to curse them because when he was kicked out of heaven, he landed in a prickly patch of blackberries.