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August National Food Holidays

posted by Racquel Heron in "General"
August 2, 2018
Food

Nowadays every month of the year has food holidays associated with it and August is no exception. Both the full month and individual days have been paired with food for us to enjoy. I thought this was an ideal time to go over some of the food holidays for this month and help you figure out how to prepare and celebrate these delicious foods with family and friends.

National Catfish Month

Catfish meal

It was designed to honour the hard work and innovations of the catfish farmers. Catfish is a versatile, all North American fish that can be deliciously prepared in many ways. Here is a tasty recipe for catfish from bon appétit ‘Catfish Tacos with Tomato and Avocado Salsa’.  https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/catfish-tacos-with-tomato-and-avocado-salsa

National Panini Month

Grilled Sandwishes

In its earliest embodiment, the Panini sandwich dates back to the late 16th century in Italy. In the 1970s-80s, it became trendy in Europe with America following the trend in the 90’s. Today you can find Panini in every type of restaurant from fast food to fine dining.Here are 50 Paninis you can try over the month, https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/50-panini.

National Peach Month

Peaches and Blueberries

If there is a fruit that could best be associated with August, it would be the peach. Peaches are a great snack; they make you feel fuller, are a good source of vitamins A, B, and C, and only contain 37 calories each. Peaches are also known to be good in sweet foods. Here is a wonderful peach cobbler recipe that has 579 people raving that it’s absolutely delicious. http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/peach-cobbler-31901

National Sandwich Month

Sandwiches

Sandwiches are so diverse that everyone has at least one favourite sandwich that is their go to. Food legend has it that the Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792) was gambling and asked for food that he could eat without interrupting his game. The London Club gave him beef slices and cheese between two pieces of bread. Presto, since then Sandwiches have become so diverse that everyone has at least one favourite sandwich they enjoy. Here is a fun food blog by Foodee ’10 Reasons Why National Sandwich Month Is The Tastiest Time Of Year’. https://www.food.ee/blog/national-sandwich-month/

People having food

August certainly seems to be a tasty and delicious month. Check out https://foodimentary.com/august-holidays/  to find out all the National food days in August. Just remember not to gorge yourself on all this wonderful food!

 

You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” – Anthony Bourdain