As we round into the Holidays it’s time to take a look at the food holidays for this month – and there are some pretty tasty ones coming up!
Heading the list of month-long celebrations December gives us National Fruit Cake Month, so bust out that old recipe from your grandmother and get it done. Fruit cake was a way of using up fruit that would have otherwise rotted in a cellar (Refrigeration is a relatively new invention in the history of food storage).
Can vegans celebrate Egg Nog Month? You bet. There’s even pumpkin egg nog that’s vegan. Just use your favorite non-dairy beverage like soy or almond milk and add a little pumpkin puree to create a creamy, dreamy drink that can be served at your next party.
The rest of the month is full of surprisingly easy-to-make-vegan food celebrations like National Fritter Day, National Cookie Day, National Microwave Oven Day, Maple Syrup Day, the list goes on. Choose one, or several, and share your food photos with us, just mention @kitchenshaman across social media.
National Pie Day is listed as December 1st. Research reflects that this is National Fried Pie Day. National Pie Day is really January 23rd. So get ready to make those deep fried apple pies!
Here are the daily food celebrations that vegans can happily celebrate.
National Fruit Cake Month
National Egg Nog Month
National Pear Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
December 1-7th: Cookie Cutter Week
December 1: National (Fried) Pie Day
December 1: Eat a Red Apple Day
December 2: National Fritters Day
December 3: National Apple Pie Day
December 4: National Cookie Day
December 6: National Gazpacho Day
December 6: Microwave Oven Day
December 8: National Chocolate Brownie Day
December 9: National Pastry Day
December 11: National Noodle Ring Day
December 12: National Cocoa Day
December 13: Ice Cream and Violins Day
December 15: National Cupcake Day
December 16: National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day (we’ll toast to that!)
December 17: National Maple Syrup Day
December 20: National Sangria Day
December 21: National Kiwi Fruit Day
December 22: National Date Nut Bread Day
December 24: National Egg Nog Day
December 25: National Pumpkin Pie Day
December 27: National Fruit Cake Day
December 28: National Chocolate Candy Day
December 29: Pepper Pot Day
December 30: National Bicarbonate Of Soda Day (Baking Soda)
December 31: National Champagne Day