Have you ever come across the food calendar? It’s a brilliant resource for foodies, with hundreds of days every year dedicated to particular dishes.
There’s enough variety to satisfy everyone, whether you love sourdough bread, cheeseburgers or butterscotch pudding. Very few people follow it to the letter, but picking your favourite events here and there gives you the chance to challenge yourself, raise funds or awareness for charities and spice up your diet with something entirely new!
A Tasty Introduction To The Food Calendar
We’re all familiar with some kind of food calendar, with shops stocking up on pancake toppings for Shrove Tuesday and hot cross buns at Easter, while Macmillan’s Coffee Morning is a staple at the end of every September. However, that doesn’t mean you’ve heard of National Strawberry Day, Asparagus Day or British Pie Day! Our favourites include a day to celebrate the humble gin and tonic and one dedicated to having ice cream for breakfast. Some of these occasions are specific to the US or other places around the world, but a love of food is universal, right?
So what’s coming up in the autumnal part of the food calendar?
The 17th of October plays host to National Pasta Day, from the lowliest pasta dish made by a university student to our puttanesca penne in a tomato and chilli sauce. Fast forward a month and we’re looking at British Pudding Day, which will be sure to make fans of the Great British Bake Off sit up and take notice! Our dessert menu features a British icon – the sticky toffee pudding! Whilst other dishes draw on the nation’s love of chocolate. Come along and try our brownie accompanied by Warwickshire ice cream or if you feel like Christmas has come early, you can enjoy our chocolate orange cheesecake!
Monday To Friday
Even if you’ve missed your favourite day of the food calendar, you can try something new or mix up your meals with our weekly selection of different specials.
Our Mondays revolve around Build Your Burger Night, a brilliant substitute for National Burger Day on the 25th of August, with an incredible list of ingredients that you can pile together to create your perfect meal. Tuesday at the Four Penny is Steak Night, but this is somewhat controversial, just like everything with steak! Which day to celebrate, how well to season and the all-important question of how to cook it… Trust us, it’s easier to show up on a Tuesday and have your steak exactly how you want it!
For us, Wednesdays are all about curry, so we’re pleased to see that it has a whole week dedicated to it! National Curry Week takes place in October, with seven days to try out a fraction of the infinite variety of flavours that are enjoyed across the world. From India to Malaysia, South Africa to Jamaica, countries have cooked up splendid curries that are definitely worth a taste.
From curry to something profoundly British, British Pie Week is celebrated at the beginning of March, although we enjoy it on a humble Thursday. Finally, Friday is for fish and chips. The official day may have taken place on the 27th of May, but for many of us, every Friday is fish and chip day!
World Food Day
The food calendar isn’t always an opportunity to fill your plate. World Food Day on the 16th of October has a purpose, focusing on raising funds and awareness for food insecurity, with marathons, performances and more taking place to call people to action. It’s not always easy to see how you can make a difference, but even if there are no Food Day activities in your area, you can work with your family to mark the occasion.
There’s always more than enough food at The Four Penny Pub, so we’re focusing on reducing waste by serving small and large portions to suit every appetite. Jars of spreads and condiments are replacing prepackaged versions so you can choose how much you want, while we offer food close to its best-before date to our staff to stop it from being thrown away. Discover more of our anti-waste strategies on our website!
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