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OCTOBER 24, 2013 – NATIONAL FOOD DAY – NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY

23 Oct

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NATIONAL FOOD DAY

It was in the year 2011 when the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) initiated a new project, National Food Day, which is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustain-ably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies.  This project builds throughout the year and culminates on October 24 of each year.

One of the targets that Food Day aims to help people is to “Eat Real”, which is defined by them as “cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and sustain-ably raised protein.  National Food Day involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable and produced with care for the environment, farm animals and the people who grow, harvest and serve it. 

In 2012, there were 3,200 events that took place from community festival to a national conference in Washington, D.C. to thousands of school activities. 

HAPPY NATIONAL FOOD DAY!

For more information, see: http://www.foodday.org/

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NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY

0aaEach year on October 24, people across the nation celebrate National Bologna Day.  Today would be a good day to have a bologna sandwich for lunch.
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  • Sometimes spelled baloney (as it is pronounced), bologna has been one of the more popular luncheon meats for decades.
  • Favorite bologna sandwich garnishes are mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce, pickles, tomato and onion,
  • Bologna sausage derived from  and is somewhat similar to the Italian mortadella (a finely hashed/ground port sausage) that originated in Bologna, Italy.
  • United States government regulations require American bologna to be finely ground and without visible pieces of lard.
  • Bologna can alternatively be made out of chicken, turkey, beef, pork, venison or soy protein.
  • Bologna Bowl – When a slice of bologna is heated, the fat renders and the round slice takes the shape of a bowl which may be filled with cheese or other fillings.

There is a variety of different bologna’s:

German bologna
Kosher or halal bologna
Lebanon bologna
Lauantaimakkara
Rag bologna
South African polony
Vegetarian 

To celebrate today, try something new and enjoy these “tried and true” bologna recipes:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fried-bologna-casserole/

http://community.tasteofhome.com/community_forums/f/30/t/78084.aspx

http://www.yummly.com/recipe/Fried-bologna_-egg-on-challah-bread-with-an-american-cheese-rarebit-sauce-318668?columns=4&position=1%2F52

http://www.cooks.com/recipe/we39r80f/big-daddys-prize-winning-bologna-sandwich.html

http://www.cooks.com/recipe/2k2kj7oj/barbecued-bologna.html

HAPPY BOLOGNA DAY !

NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Bologna Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.

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RESOURCES:

http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/National_Symbols/American_Hollidays.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_food_days

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Science_in_the_Public_Interest

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bologna_sausage

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortadella

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