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 Clam on the Half Shell Day – March 31

National Clam on the Half Shell Day

clam on half shell

Facts on Clams  

  • Clams begin as a shellfish the size of a grain of sand when born.
  • There are over 150 different edible species of clams in the world.
  • Clams are a low fat, high protein seafood choice with an above average amount of healthful minerals such as selenium, zinc, iron and magnesium and B vitamins like niacin.
  • Clams can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, baked or fried; the method of preparation depends partly on the size and species of the clam.
  • The clam has no head, no biting mouthparts and no arms or legs.

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.