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Fun Food Holidays™ Today is November 1st

CDK is the home of the original Fun Food Holidays. This collection of food-related dates was created so every day would be a holiday. We have the most complete and up-to-date collection (even though others have tried to copy us) so check back each day for a new reason to celebrate food!

Today

National Deep Fried Clams Day

Turkey may be the iconic food of November. But today is reserved for strips of battered and fried clams. First popularized in New England, deep fried clams have gone national, simply because they're delicious. Make some today!

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November is

National Pepper Month

Bell pepper, chili pepper, black pepper--all are delicious, common ingredients in tons of recipes here on CDK. The sweet capsicum goes well with meats or other vegetables, whereas hot peppers like jalapenos, habaneros, cayenne, or chiltepin make mouths burn, eyes water, and skin perspire. But people love 'em! That's why this is National Pepper Month.

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November is

National Fun with Fondue Month

The first known recipe for this communal dish appeared in one of the scrolls of Homer's 'Iliad.' Now that's a classic recipe! Swiss-style cheese fondues are most popular, but fondues where nibbles of meat are cooked on tiny forks in hot oil by diners, or fruit is dipped in melted chocolate, also are CDK users' faves! Fondue really is fun!

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November is

Vegan Month

It may be associated with Turkey Day, but November is actually Vegan Month! Both a diet and a lifestyle, veganism is practiced by those who believe that no animal products should be used for food, clothing, or other consumer goods. Browse the vegan recipes available here at CDK (Hint: for some holiday cheer, try the Vegan Tom & Jerrys!).

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November is

National Raisin Bread Month

Good at breakfast, dessert, or as a snack, raisin bread gets its due in November, National Raisin Bread Month. A little cinnamon and sugar, toasted or fresh; you've got a month for sweet satisfaction! And CDK has several dozen raisin bread recipes!

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Today

National Vinegar Day

Fermented, acidic vinegars play a big role in cooking. CDK has recipes that feature many types, from balsamic, to wine, to apple cider vinegar and more. Vinegar's uses range from a primary ingredient in pickling recipes, to condiments, to flavoring in soups and salad dressings. Check it out, it's National Vinegar Day!

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November is

National Peanut Butter Lover's Month

Chunky or smooth, peanut butter is an original North American food that kids love and that goes into a wide variety of dishes, from PB & J sandwiches to pies, cookies, cakes and even stir-fry entree recipes! Even mice love peanut butter (it's the second most used bait in mousetraps, after the proverbial cheese!).

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