Cook Something Bold And Pungent Day

Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day is a holiday event observed annually on November 8th, encouraging everyone to inject a little bit of flavor and excitement into their diet.

This day is observed by cooking something bold and pungent, either to satisfy your own taste or to impress friends and family members. What are some spices that will make a dish bold and/or pungent?

Well, it depends on a person’s tastes, but generally, these include spices such as turmeric, cayenne, sage, thyme, onion, horseradish, garlic, ginger, or about a hundred other spices. These spices will really awaken a person’s senses and crank their appetite up to high gear.

The History of Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day

Unfortunately, we were unable to track down the origins of this holiday. It would appear that the internet has no information on who invented this holiday, where it was invented, or even when it was invented. It’s been around for just a few short years; we’re just not sure how long ago it was created.

Our Recipe for Spicy Pulled Pork Nachos

We’re not going to celebrate Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day without whipping up the following spicy pulled pork nachos. Check them out, if you dare! We think the following recipe is bold and pungent, without being too spicy, or at least, that’s our hope.



  • Place tortilla chips on an oven-safe plate.
  • Top with pulled pork.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and place in the oven until the cheese is melted.
  • Add the pico de gallo on top of the nachos.
  • Serve with sour cream, Sriracha hot sauce, and guacamole.

Observing Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day

There are many different dishes a person could make for Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day. One of our favorites is a dish called Sweet & Pungent Pork. Other recipes that we enjoy include Lime-Marinated Mushrooms, Chiles Rellenos, Kung Pao Chicken, Spicy Chicken Pad Thai, Five Alarm Chili, Crispy Chili Beef, and Jalapeño Popper Chicken Casserole. Look those recipes up and wow yourself, as well as the people you love. When you decide on a recipe that you enjoy, take a moment to share it with everyone else using the hashtag #Bold&PungentDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 8 Friday
Next year (2025)
November 8 Saturday
Last year (2023)
November 8 Wednesday
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