May 10 – National Shrimp Day

National Shrimp Day

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Food Facts on Shrimp

  • Shrimp are swimming crustaceans with long narrow muscular abdomens and long antennae. 
  • Shrimp can be prepared using many different cooking methods boiling, grilling, steaming, deep-frying, and stir fry.
  • Shrimp can be eaten as an appetizer or main course and can be served warm or cold.
  • The shrimp industry brings in over 50 billion dollars annually (2010).
  • Romans and Greeks had ready access to very large specimens and enjoyed their shrimp prepared many ways. It has been documented that Shrimp was around  as in prehistoric times.

May 5 – National Hoagie Day

National Hoagie Day 

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Food Facts on Hoagies

  • The term hoagie originated in the Philadelphia area.
  • Mayor Ed Rendell declared the hoagie “official sandwich of Philadelphia” in 1992
  • Typically a hoagie is an elongated overstuffed sandwich.
  • A hoagie is also referred to as a hero, grinder, Italian, or a sub sandwich.
  • Wherever it came from and whatever you call it, that combination of meat, cheese, and vegetables on an oversized roll just hits the spot every time.

May 2 – National Truffles Day

National Truffles Day


Facts on Truffles

  • Truffles are a delectable type of dessert!
  • Truffles are a chocolate named after a fungus.
  • Truffles are made with a chocolate ganache center that is then coated in chocolate powder.
  • According to legend, the chocolate truffle was created in the kitchen of French culinary giant Auguste Escoffier during the 1920s.
  • Modern truffles can be round or square, enrobed in chocolate and topped with exotic flavor but the must have the ganache center to be called a truffle.