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January Food Holidays That Will Spice Up Your Month

Laura Lee
Jan 10, 2020

We don’t exactly need a reason to indulge in delicious foods. But in case anyone was looking for one, we have some good news. Because apparently, almost every day of the calendar year, there’s a National holiday celebrating some food or another. From beloved sandwiches to cozy comfort dishes, there’s a day dedicated to pretty much every food you can imagine. Here are some of our favorite National food holidays in the month of January.

Jan 4: National Spaghetti Day

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There’s nothing quite like Italian comfort food. And the classic dish of spaghetti and meatballs is right at the top of our list. But no matter how you choose to eat your spaghetti, whether its a Spaghetti al Limone or light Aglio e olio, you definitely won’t be disappointed. The long, thin cylindrical pasta is a staple food of Italian cuisine.

Jan 12: National Glazed Donut Day

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There are very few that we’d break our diets for. But a box of freshly glazed donuts has got to be one of them. It’s a scientific fact that all donuts are delicious. We wouldn’t say no to a nice Boston Creme donut and we probably wouldn’t be able to resist a rainbow sprinkled donut. However, the classic glazed donut pretty much reigns supreme.

Jan 14: National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

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This is not your average deli sandwich. While turkey, salami, and bologna are all wonderful cured meats, pastrami remains one of the top faves for deli-meat lovers around the world. For the perfect sandwich, you’ll need hot pastrami, any cheese of your choice, lettuce, and mustard. Layer between two slices of toasted rye bread and get ready to bite into the best lunch ever.

Jan 24: National Peanut Butter Day

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When most people think of peanut butter, they probably envision a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But this delicious nutty spread is actually way more versatile than you might think. Apart from the notorious lunch sandwich, peanut butter makes a great accompaniment to stir-fried noodles, sauteed chicken, and even some healthy apple slices.