National Empanada Day – April 8

National Empanada Day

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Facts on Empanadas

  • An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries in South Europe, Latin America, and parts of Southeast Asia.
  • The name comes from the Galician, Portuguese and Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread.
  • The empanada is prepared similar to a pie that is cut in pieces, making it a portable and hearty meal for working people.
  • Empanada stuffing, can consists of a variety of meat, cheese, vegetables or fruits.
  • Empanadas are can be eaten any time of the day and are served at parties as starters.

National Carmel Corn Day – April 6

National Carmel Corn Day

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Facts on Carmel Corn

  • Caramel corn is an American confection made of popcorn.
  • The popcorn is coated with a sugar or molasses based caramel candy shell.
  • The shell is made by heating the sugar or molasses until it browns and becomes thick, producing a caramelized candy syrup.
  • A light version of carmel corn was introduced at The Chicago Worlds Fair in 1893
  • The combination of caramel and corn dates back at least as far as the 1890s.

National Sourdough Bread Day – April 1

National Sourdough Bread Day

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Facts on Sourdough Bread

  • Sourdough bread is a leavened and uses forms of cultivated yeast in the preparation.
  • Sourdough produces a distinctively tangy or sour taste, mainly because of the lactic acid produced by the culture.
  • Sourdough is the oldest and most original form of leavened bread. The oldest recorded use of sourdough is from the Ancient Egyptian civilizations.
  • Studies have shown that eating sourdough for breakfast will also help you process your lunch in a more beneficial way.
  • Sourdough was the main bread made in Northern California during the California Gold Rush, and it remains a part of the culture today.