National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

November 17, 2021 - National Baklava Day | National Homemade Bread Day

November 16, 2021

Not many foods can be both light and rich at the same time, but baklava holds that distinction. For those of you who’ve never tried baklava, you’re missing out—It’s sheets of phyllo dough layered with honey, sugar, cinnamon, and pistachios. Oh, and butter. Lots of butter. This heavenly dessert got its start way back in the Assyrian Empire around 8th Century BC, when it was made with unleavened bread instead of phyllo. The version we know was invented during the Ottoman Empire and made its way to Greece, the country it’s most associated with. It’s easy to see why this traditional sweet has become such a popular dish around the world. On National Baklava Day, give this old favorite a whirl.

Who doesn’t love the warm, comforting aroma of freshly baked bread? Today we celebrate the tradition of making it at home. This day was established in the 1980s by the The Homemade Bread Committee from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The celebration is all about family and friends slowing down, exchanging recipes, and enjoying the process of baking bread together. Perhaps you’ve already learned how satisfying this tradition can be, and if not, it's time to find an expert and learn those well kept secrets that have been around since the dawn of time. One thing is for sure: National Homemade Bread Day will bring joy to any home willing to break bread together. 

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

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