National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar


October 2, 2021 – National Cookbook Month | National Name Your Car Day

October 01, 2021

You Won't Believe The Recipes In This 15th Century Cookbook!

Welcome to October 2, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate culinary adventures and man’s best mechanical friend. 

No matter how crazy or inventive recipes from today’s top chefs seem to be, they’d have a hard time rivaling anything in the Libro de arte coquinaria. This 15th-Century cookbook was compiled by the chef of an Italian cardinal and is housed in the Library of Congress. So what makes this particular book so special? Well, for starters, it is the first known cookbook to list both ingredients and instructions. And it’s also full of wild recipes like “How to Dress a Peacock With All Its Feathers, So That When Cooked, It Appears to Be Alive and Spews Fire From Its Beak.” That’s literally the title of the recipe. Try to top that, Food Network. During National Cookbook Month, take a walk on the wild side and try a new adventure.

If you’ve ever named your car then you are not alone.  Movies and TV shows give top billing to everything from Herbie the Love Bug to Kit from Knight Rider and Smokey in Smokey and the Bandit.  But perhaps the most loved car in today’s world is Lightning McQueen from the movie Cars.  This animated feature film banks on our natural affinity to consider our car as something more human than machine. Maybe it’s been awhile since you played with matchbox cars or thought of your set of wheels as a trusty companion. But chances are good that giving your car a name will inspire you to give it some extra TLC.  On National Name Your Car Day celebrate man’s other best friend and keep your engine purring.

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.