National Empanada Day – April 8

National Empanada Day

empanadae beef

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 Sourdough Bread Day – April 1

National Sourdough Bread Day

sourdough bread

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.

National Dining Car Day – March 30

National Dining Car Day

National Dining Car Day

Facts on Dining Cars

  • A dining car is also known as a restaurant carriage, also diner is a railroad passenger car that serves food.
  • A Dining car serves meals in the manner of a full-service, sit-down restaurant.
  • By the mid-1880s, dedicated dining cars were a normal part of long-distance trains.
  • The common dining car has a gallery and on the opposite end tables or booth seating on either side of a center aisle.
  • Dining cars are less common today but still play a role in passenger railroading, on long-distance trains.