National Culinary Arts Month

The term culinary arts is a broad term that refers to not only the preparation and the cooking of food but also the presentation and service of the food. It applies to side dishes, main dishes, appetizers, and other components of meals such as desserts.

The chefs and cooks who work tirelessly in the culinary arts deliver masterpieces that engage our tastebuds as well as our imaginations. And that’s why it’s important for all of us to show these professionals that their work is appreciated and very much needed.

One way to show them the respect they deserve is by observing National Culinary Arts Month in July and letting them know either in person or online.

The History Of National Culinary Arts Month

At this moment in time, we’re unsure of who invented National Culinary Arts Month or when they invented it. Doing a search on the Internet does seem to suggest that this month was created sometime during the beginning of the 21st century — perhaps in 2001 or 2002. We’ll continue to try to uncover the origins of this month but until we do, this is as close as we could come.

Amazing Facts About Culinary Arts

Since we’re on the subject of culinary arts, we thought that we’d take a few moments and talk about some of the things we learned about this subject as we did the hard research that was needed for this article. We think that the following facts are perfect for anyone wishing to observe National Culinary Arts Month this July.

  • Culinary comes from the Latin word “culina,” which means kitchen or cook stove.
  • During the Middle Ages, white flour and sugar were often reserved for the meals of nobility.
  • Peasants during the Middle Ages usually subsisted on oat bread, veggies, and scraps of protein.
  • Cheese is one of the most stolen foods in the world. 90 million tons out of the 23 billion tons of cheese produced each year gets stolen.
  • The Boston Cooking School opened in 1879 making it one of the first U.S cooking schools.
  • Saint Martha is the patron saint of cooks.
  • In the world, there are approximately a million professional chefs.
  • It’s believed that human civilization wouldn’t have been possible without the invention of soup.

Observing National Culinary Arts Month

National Culinary Arts Month is best observed by giving a shout-out to people in the culinary arts field. This is also a good month for people to learn more about the culinary arts or even pursue a career in this field. And to spread the word about this month, everyone is encouraged to use the hashtag #NationalCulinaryArtsMonth on social media.

When is it?
This year (2023)
July 1 Saturday
Next year (2024)
July 1 Monday
Last year (2022)
July 1 Friday
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