National Cheesecake Day
Yes, today is National Cheesecake Day. Did you have that marked down on your calendar? NPR takes a look at the holiday and its origins, and finds a plethora of food holidays stuffed into the calendar - and a surprising connection between the original Olympics and cheesecake.
Here at The Salt, we first learned about it last Tuesday, when a large, chilled, many layered cheesecake turned up at our HQ in Washington, D.C. We couldn't resist doing a bit of research (or eating for that matter) and a little web browsing soon revealed that National Cheesecake Day is listed as a Food Holiday on several web calendars, and does, indeed, fall on July 30.
But trawling these calendars also reveals that someone, somewhere has designated just about every single day, week and month of the year as a national food holiday of some kind. There's National Crabmeat Day (March 9), National Pineapple Upside-down Cake Day (April 20) and National Devilled Egg Day (November 2).