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Upcoming Food Holidays for May:
National Barbecue Month or see (grilling & BBQ) - Barbecue has numerous regional variations in many parts of the world. Notably, in the Southern United States, practitioners consider barbecue to include only indirect methods of cooking over hardwood smoke, with the more direct methods called grilling.
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National Hamburger Month - A hamburger (or burger for short) is a sandwich consisting of a cooked patty of ground meat, (usually beef, but occasionally pork, turkey, or a combination of meats) placed between two buns. Hamburgers are often served with lettuce, bacon, tomato, onion, pickles, cheese and condiments such as mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup and relish.  Types of Hamburgers
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National Salad Month - Salad is any of a wide variety of dishes including:vegetable salads; salads of pasta, legumes, or grains; mixed salads incorporating meat, poultry, or seafood; and fruit salads. They include a mixture of cold and hot, often including raw vegetables and/or fruits.  -Green salads include leaf lettuce and vegetables with a sauce or dressing. Other salads are based on pasta, noodles, or gelatin. Most salads are traditionally served cold, although some, such as south German potato salad, are served warm. Salads based on food items
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National Salsa Month (see also sauce month) - Salsa may refer to any type of sauce. In American English, it usually refers to the spicy, often tomato based, hot sauces typical of Mexican and Central American cuisine, particularly those used as dips. In British English, the word typically refers to salsa cruda, which is common in Mexican, Spanish and Italian cuisine.
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National Strawberry Month - The garden strawberry is a common plant of the genus Fragaria which is cultivated worldwide for its fruit, the (common) strawberry. The fruit is widely appreciated, mainly for its characteristic aroma but also for its bright red color, and it is consumed in large quantities—either fresh, or in prepared foods such as preserves, fruit juice, pies, ice creams, milk shake, etc. Pie Recipe
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National Egg Month - Chicken eggs are the most commonly-eaten eggs. They supply all essential amino acids for humans, and provide several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, choline, iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. They are also an inexpensive single-food source of protein.  Hard boil eggs
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National Asparagus Month - Asparagus officinalis is a flowering plant species in the genus Asparagus from which the vegetable known as asparagus is obtained. It is native to most of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia, and is now widely cultivated as a vegetable crop.
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National Chocolate Custard Month - Custard refers to a number of culinary preparations involving whipped and cooked milk, sugar and egg yolk mixtures. Custards are typically very rich and thick and have many uses in desserts. Custard bases may also be used for quiches and other savoury foods. As a dessert, it is made from a combination of milk or cream, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla. Sometimes flour, corn starch, or gelatin is added.
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National Beef Month - Beef is a good source of minerals such as zinc, selenium, phosphorus, iron, and B vitamins. Red meat is the most significant dietary source of carnitine and, like any other meat or fish, is a source of creatine.
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Week-long Celebrations in May
First Week of May: National Raisin Week
First Week of May: National Herb Week
Second Week of May: National Hamburger Week
Third Week of May: International Pickles Week
Fourth Week of May: National Frozen Yogurt Week
Fourth Week of May: American Beer Week
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Daily Observances
May  1 - National Chocolate Parfait Day
May  2 - National Truffles Day
May  3 - National Raspberry Tart Day
May  4 - National Orange Juice Day (recipe)
May  4 - National Homebrew Day (recipe)
May  4 - National Candied Orange Peel Day
May  5 - National Chocolate Custard Day
May  5 - Totally Chipotle Day
May  5 - National Hoagie Day
May  6 - National Crepes Suzette Day
May  6 - International No Diet Day
May  6 - National Beverage Day (? date in question
May  7 - National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
May  8 - National Coconut Cream Pie Day
May  8 - National Empanada Day (recipe)
May  8 - Have A Coke Day
May  9 - National Butterscotch Brownie Day
May 10 - National Shrimp Day
May 11 - National Mocha Torte Day
May 11 - Eat What You Want Day
May 12 - National Nutty Fudge Day
May 13 - National Apple Pie Day
May 13 - National Fruit Coctail Day
May 14 - National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 15 - National Chocolate Chip Day
May 16 - National Coquilles St. Jacques Day
May 17 - National Cherry Cobbler Day
May 18 - National Cheese Soufflé Day
May 19 - National Devil's Food Cake Day (recipe)
May 20 - National Quiche Lorraine Day
May 20 - Pick Strawberries Day
May 21 - National Strawberries & Cream Day
May 22 - National Vanilla Pudding Day
May 23 - National Taffy Day
May 24 - National Escargot Day
May 25 - National Wine Day (not to be confused with Drink Wine Day in Feb.)
May 25 - National Brown Bag it Day (How to make your sack lunch more fun)
May 26 - National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 26 - National Cherry Dessert Day
May 27 - National Grape Popsicle Day
May 28 - National Brisket Day
May 28 - National Hamburger Day (date?)
May 29 - National Coq Au Vin Day
May 30 - National Mint Julep Day
May 30 - National Macaroon Day: (macaroon recipe / How to make cherry macaroons
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Don't Forget About "Meatless Mondays!" - Every Month - Every Monday!
Meatless Monday is a public health awareness campaign promoting meatless, low-fat meals once a week as part of a goal to reduce the saturated fat in American diets by 15% by the year 2010." So dig out those veggie soup recipes and cool salads for your Monday meals.
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