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June 22, 2017 | NATIONAL ONIONS RINGS DAY | NATIONAL HVAC TECH DAY | NATIONAL ECLAIR DAY

National Onion Rings Day June 22
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NATIONAL ONION RINGS DAY

June 22nd recognizes a batter dipped and deep fried bite of deliciousness that runs rings around other appetizers.  It’s National Onion Rings Day!

Also found in Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and some parts of Asia, onion rings exact origin are unknown.

  • A recipe called “Fried Onions with Parmesan Cheese” is included in John Mollard’s 1802 cookbook The Art of Cookery Made Easy and Refined.  Within the recipe, it suggests cutting onions into 1/2 inch rings, dipping them into a batter made of flour, cream, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese then deep frying them in boiling lard. It recommends serving them with a sauce made of melted butter and mustard.
  • Some believe that a recipe for French Fried Onions (not claiming to be the originator of the recipe) appeared in the Middletown, NY Daily Times on January 13, 1910.
  • The Pig Stand restaurant chain, founded in Oak Cliff, Texas in the early 1920s is one of the claimants to the onion rings invention.
  • A recipe for deep-fried onion rings that are dipped in milk then dredged in flour appeared in a 1933 Crisco advertisement in The New York Times Magazine.  
  • In the 1960′s, the A&W restaurant is credited with popularizing the onion rings in fast food restaurants.

HOW TO OBSERVE

To celebrate National Onion Rings Day, head to your favorite “onion ring” serving restaurant, place your order and enjoy or try one of the following recipes:

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Buttermilk Batter Fried Onion Rings

Oven Baked Onion Rings

Old Fashioned Onion Rings

Use #NationalOnionRingsDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Onion Rings Day.

National HVAC Tech Day - June 22 (1)
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NATIONAL HVAC TECH DAY

With the days heating up, June 22nd is a perfect day for National HVAC Tech Day!

Why should we show appreciation for our HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) Technicians?

Though a variety of home heating and cooling techniques have existed since ancient times, central heating and air as we know it was born in the early 1900s. New inventions like the residential air conditioner and advances in older technologies, such as the thermostat and blower-equipped furnaces, gave Americans greater control over their indoor comfort than ever before.

This newfound power was more than a luxury; it shaped the growth of the country. Sun Belt cities with triple-digit summer temperatures became much more attractive places to live and vacation, once AC was more widely adopted on the 1960s.

Today, many of us take the indoor comfort for granted. But it’s the technicians who keep our HVAC systems running, day and night. If that’s not reason enough to show them a little love, here are a few more:

Extreme conditions are just another day at the office for an HVAC hero.

A few hours without AC or heat may be uncomfortable for us, but imagine working in those conditions every day of the week! HVAC technicians tirelessly brave the sweltering heat and numbing cold to restore our comfort, often at the hottest and coldest times of the year.

For more information, visit the National Day Calendar page for National HVAC Tech Day.

National Chocolate Eclair Day June 22
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National Chocolate Eclair Day June 22

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ECLAIR DAY

National Chocolate Eclair Day is observed annually on June 22nd.  This is a day for everyone to enjoy a delicious cream-filled pastry that is covered in smooth chocolate.

The French make many delicacies from a dough called pate a choux. One of these pastries is the Eclair.  It is piped into an oblong shape using a pastry bag.  When baked, it is light and crispy on the outside and hollow on the inside making it the perfect avenue for transporting creamy vanilla or chocolate creme.

The word “eclair” comes from the French word, meaning “flash of lightning.”   The connection between this and this French pastry remains unclear.

Originating during the nineteenth century in France, the eclair was first called “pain à la Duchesse” or “petite Duchesse”.   It is believed, by food historians, that eclairs were first made by French chef Antonin Careme (1784-1833).

The 1884 Boston Cooking School Cook Book, by Mrs. D.A. Lincoln, has the first known English-language recipe for eclairs.

Long Johns are marketed under the name eclairs in some parts of the United States.  The two are not quite identical.  Long Johns are made with donut pastry and typically filled with a vanilla pudding or custard, making it a simpler and less expensive alternative to the eclair. 

Following are a few of our recipes for you to make, share and enjoy #NationalChocolateEclairDay!

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ECLAIR DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Chocolate Eclair Day.

ON DECK for June 23, 2017

National Hydration Day
National Pecan Sandies Day
National Pink Day
National Take your Dog to Work Day

There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!

About National Day Calendar

Founded in 2013 in the historic town of Mandan, North Dakota, National Day Calendar began as a kernel of curiosity that exploded into a growing collection of ways to Celebrate. Every Day, founder Marlo Anderson and his team seek out all the daily, weekly and monthly observations and celebrations to keep you up to date and informed. Through daily updates, social media, mobile applications and much more, National Day Calendar helps you #CelebrateEveryDay!

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