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Pudding Season begins October first. Start it off with this delicious butterscotch pudding recipe from chocolatier Michael Recchiuti. Photo by Duard van der Westhuizen | IST.



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October 2005
Last Updated October 2017

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National Food Holidays: October

And You Thought Halloween Was The Big Event!


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As the days get shorter, you won’t even notice...you’ll be too busy planning parties to celebrate these momentous occasions.  Some enable entire month-long festivities:

If you’re only looking for a week-long festivity, then select from:

  • National Fruit At Work Day (1st
  • National Kale Day (1st Wednesday)
  • National Chili Week (1st Week)
  • American Beer Week (2nd Week)
  • National Bulk Foods Week (3rd Week)
  • National Food Bank Week (2nd
  • National School Lunch Week (2nd
  • World Egg Day (2nd Friday)  


Day-long festivities:

  • National Dessert Day, the second Thursday of the month
  • Global Champagne Day, the fourth Friday of the month


The rest of October’s line-up includes:  

  Beef Tacos
October 4 is National Taco Day. Make these delicious braised beef tacos with mole sauce. Photo courtesy McCormick.
  Pasta With Fresh Salsa
October 18 is National Pasta Day, October 4 is National Taco Day. Merge the two—pasta with fresh salsa—shown above. Photo courtesy National Pasta Association. Find pasta recipes.
  • October 22: National Nut Day 
  • October 23: National Boston Cream Pie Day          
  • October 23: National Canning Day           
  • October 24: National Bologna Day          
  • October 24: Good and Plenty Day          
October 18 is National Chocolate Cupcake Day.  These lovelies are from The Cupcake Fairy in  San Francisco. Find reviews of our favorite cupcakes plus cupcake recipes.


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