October 19 – National Seafood Bisque Day

National Seafood Bisque Day

seafood bisque 2

Food Facts on Seafood Bisque

  • Seafood bisque is a delightfully rich and creamy soup made with lobster, crab, shrimp, or crayfish.
  • Seafood bisque is often seasoned with wine or cognac and a savory bouquet of spices.
  • Seafood Bisque was developed as an ingenious way to extract flavor from the crustaceans that did not quite make the cut at the market.
  • The meat of the shellfish is puréed and added back to the soup as a thickening agent.
  • Seafood Bisque is cooked twice and some food historians say that the word “bisque” comes from the French “bis cuites,” meaning “twice cooked.”

October 15 – National Mushroom Day

National Mushroom Day

mushroom fresh harvest

Food Facts on Mushrooms 

  • A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source.
  • Mushrooms are a low-calorie food usually eaten cooked or raw and as garnish to a meal
  • Per capita consumption of fresh mushrooms hit an all-time high last year in the United States at 2.8 pounds.
  • Most mushrooms sold in supermarkets have been commercially grown on mushroom farms.
  • There are over 5,000 species of mushrooms in the United States. With 12 species, know to be fatal.

October 4 – National Vodka Day

National Vodka Day 

mocktail & Shaker

Facts on Vodka 

One could go on about Vodka for ever, but will spare you with the highlights and share my favorite Vodka drink. It is served chilled, served up, with a dash a Peppadew® juice, and a Red Peppadew® Pepper. Cheers to the PeppaTini!