April 25 – National Zucchini Day

Zucchini Bread

Food Facts of Zucchini Bread

  • Zucchini Bread is a type of bread that is made with cooked zucchini.
  • Zucchini Bread is not listed in the American Cookery (1796 the first American cookbook) even though it dates back to the 18th Century.
  • Zucchini Bread is also a quick bread (chemically leavened).
  • Zucchini has more potassium than a banana.
  • Zucchini is a fruit but is treated as a vegetable.

National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day – April 24

National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day

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Facts on Pigs-in-a-Blanket 

  • In the United States Pigs-in-a-blanket refers to hotdogs wrapped in dough or croissant, and baked.
  • Pigs-in-a-Blanket are typically cut small and can be eaten in one or two bites.
  • Pigs-in-a-Blanket are usually served as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre.
  • The first written record of pigs in a blanket occurs in Betty Crocker’s Cooking for Kids in 1957.
  • Pigs-in-a-Blanket are usually dipped in mustard sauce.

National Cherry Cheesecake Day – April 23

National Cherry Cheesecake Day

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Food History of Cherry Cheese Cake

  • Many assume that Cheesecake has its origins in New York, but it actually dates back over 4,000 years to ancient Greece.
  • Cheesecake is a dessert similar to cake but make with cheese and typically has a topping.
  • In 1870 cream cheese was an American addition to the cake and since has become a staple ingredient.
  • By the 1900’s New Yorkers fell in love with the dessert and virtually every restaurant had its own version.
  • New Yorkers have vied and continue to claim bragging rights for the original recipe of cheesecake.