10 Best Food Holidays To Enjoy During the Month of May
Over the years, we’ve documented over three dozen food holidays that are celebrated in May, and that’s probably only a small sliver of the total number of food holidays that can be found in this month.
That means there are a whole lot of food holidays for people to celebrate. So let’s all grab our forks and check out the following May food holidays. We think they’re delicious, and we think people reading today will think so too!
We’re going to start this article about the May food holidays with National Chocolate Custard Day. This holiday is observed on the 3rd of the month and is simply a mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, and cocoa that gains consistency through the coagulation of the egg protein through heat. All you need to celebrate this day is some chocolate custard and a spoon. Easiest and most satisfying holiday ever!
When people think of American foods, they commonly think of cheeseburgers, hot dogs, biscuits and gravy, or some other traditional American dish. Few people think about the hoagie. Our favorite hoagie involves a sub roll filled with roast beef, ham, salami, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and provolone.
Coconut cream pie is amazing. In fact, we feel that all cream pies are pretty good. Chocolate, banana, lemon, vanilla, and coconut cream pies are epic and deserve all the attention they get. It’s rich, sweet, and melts in your mouth delicious!
Butterscotch brownies, also known as blondies, are delicious. We like all versions of these brownies, but one of our favorite recipes is chocolate chip pecan blondies. Pair them with a cold glass of milk, and you have something really special. What makes these brownies really special is that they are very easy to make.
Most people have heard the phrase “as American as apple pie.” Why do people say that? It’s because servicemen during World War II would tell reporters that they signed up to join the military for “Mom and apple pie.” Pretty soon, American patriotism and apple pie would be linked forever. Apple pie is especially delicious when it’s warm and has a scoop of vanilla ice cream melting on top.
Biscuits and gravy are very common foods in the U.S., particularly in the South and some parts of the Midwest. It’s basically just a savory soft-dough biscuit that’s covered in white gravy made from pork sausage drippings, flour, milk, and little pieces of meat. It’s delicious and filling.
Cherry cobbler is made by taking cherry pie filling and pouring it into a large baking dish. Once in the dish, it’s then covered with a dumpling, biscuit, or batter and then baked. The result is a dish with a top crust and a ton of cherry filling underneath. And since May is the beginning of the cherry harvest season, it’s a good way to make use of all those cherries.
National Devil’s Food Cake Day (May 19th)
May 19th is National Devil’s Food Cake Day. This is a day to enjoy this moist layer cake that is, in our opinion, far superior to yellow or white angel food cake. Rich, sweet, and utterly delectable, this is the perfect day to enjoy a slice with a tall glass of milk.
This day is the perfect day to enjoy the best cheesecake out there: blueberry cheesecake. Tart blueberries are tossed in sugar and a little bit of lemon juice, then heated in a pan on the stove to bring out the gorgeous purple-blue juice. This sauce is the perfect pairing with sweet, creamy cheesecake.
Hamburger Day / National Brisket Day (May 28th)
We’re going to end this month with two food holidays that are observed on the same day. The first holiday is Hamburger Day and the second is National Brisket Day. Why did we combine these two separate holidays into this list?
Well, that’s because if you already have the grill fired up for burgers, then it wouldn’t hurt to also do a brisket. Let’s make this a truly great May day and usher in summer in style by barbecuing.
Well, that does it for us today, faithful holiday readers. We hope that everyone enjoys our recommendation for the 10 Best Food Holidays to Enjoy During the Month of May.