National Pound Cake Day

For National Pound Cake Day, we made a pound cake, one of our favorite cakes: simple but rich and elegant. Photo courtesy The Junk Food Cookbook.



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March 2005

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March Food Holidays

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One doesn’t normally think of March as a holiday month—but take a look at all of these reasons to celebrate:


Each day of the month has something to celebrate too. Pick your day, plan a party, and invite your friends to celebrate:


  National Baked Scallops Day, March 12, is the perfect day for the most famous of baked scallop dishes, Coquilles Saint-Jacques.
Celebrate Tater Day, March 31st, with some baked tater “tots” and the history of Tater Tots. Photo courtesy




*National Hot Toddy Day is January 11th. National Hot Buttered Rum Day is January 17th. National Mulled Wine Day is March 3rd. National Hot Mulled Cider Day is September 30th.

**The date for National Peanut Butter Lovers Day is variously given as March 1st and March 15th.

***Different dates are given, including March 16th and 18th, but according to Wikipedia, on March 16, 2012, Oregon Governor John A. Kitzhaber issued a Proclamation declaring March 17, 2012, to be National Corndog Day (with corndog spelled as a compound noun).

****Arla Foods established an official National Cream Cheese Frosting Day on December 13 (the press release), but some sources list a holiday by the same name on March 31st. Consider it another opportunity for more cream cheese frosting!

†World Whiskey Day is May 15th.

‡The March 25th Pecan Day holiday was declared by the state of Virginia to commemorate a pecan tree planted by George Washington. National Pecan Day is April 14th, declared by Congress.

‡‡National Noodle Day is October 6th.

‡‡‡January 25th is National Fish Taco Day, March 21st is National Crunchy Taco Day, March 31st is Día del Taco (in Mexico), and October 4th is National Taco Day. Not to mention Taco Tuesdays.

‡‡‡‡ National Oranges & Lemons Day is celebrated in the U.K., and is believed to have begun in 1920 by Reverend William Pennington-Bickford of The St. Clement Danes Church of London. Children came to the church; each received an orange and a lemon. Here’s more about it. Initially, it was celebrated on March 31st, but now takes place in the U.K. on the third Thursday in March, rather than March 31st.


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