National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar

November 27, 2022 - National Craft Jerky Day | National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

November 26, 2022

Welcome to November 27, 2022 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate protein on the go and making room for one more pie.

The preservation of meat by smoking or drying has been around for a very long time. Evidence of meat jerky is even found in the tombs of ancient Egypt. And this makes sense when you realize that refrigeration has only been around a relatively short while. But today we celebrate the artisanal flair of the folks who produce craft jerky with everything from elk to buffalo and even soybeans and mushrooms. Your taste buds may only be geared for the traditional beef kind originally produced by the South American tribes of the Andes.  On National Craft Jerky Day prepare your palate for something savory and something more adventurous if you dare.

Today we celebrate an old world treat that began in the capable kitchen of Chef Carême. In the early 19th Century Carême established many of the French cooking techniques we still use today. One of them was using gelatin to stabilize custard cream. While he wasn’t the first to make Bavarian pastry cream, he is certainly known for perfecting the recipe. Gourmet restaurants around France have been serving this pie ever since. And while Bavarian cream shows up in crepes and other desserts, it’s worthy of being the star ingredient in this decadent pie topped with sweetened whipped cream. On National Bavarian Cream Pie Day, celebrate a smooth finish to this hectic week with your own sweet reward. 

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

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