March National Food Holidays Worth Celebrating

March has arrived and so too has Autumn in the southern hemisphere. Not only are the days beginning to shorten, but the heat of summer is slowly fading away (that’s good news for me who can’t handle Sydney’s heat!). There’s still plenty of opportunity to make the most of the weather though, with beautiful autumnal walks, paired with delicious autumn dishes.

The good news is that March is full of some delicious national food days’ worth celebrating. There are also some random ones which I’m pretty sure I won’t be partaking in (National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day for instance).

Here are just some of my favourite days that I am most looking forward to!

Cold Cuts Day (3rd March)

If you know me well, then you know that I love a good deli, especially when that deli has an extraordinary display of cold cut meats. Spicy salami, triple smoked hams, cabanossi, chorizo, pancetta and prosciutto are just some of my favourites. Not only are they great within a sandwich, but they are perfect when entertaining as part of a charcuterie board, cheese platter or canapes. Of course, you can always enjoy them as a late-night snack as they are! I also love leftover roast meats whether that's turkey, chicken, beef or roast pork.

Baked Scallops Day (12th March)

Scallops are one of my favourite types of shellfish and what better way to enjoy them than baked? Simply melt butter in a pan and brush your scallops with the butter, sprinkle with salt and pepper. You can also add some breadcrumbs, garlic and herbs to the melted butter in the pan and top the scallops with the mixture. Bake until top is golden and crispy (approx. 10 minutes) and serve. You can even top with some grated parmesan for an extra crunch!

Baked Scallops Day 12 march

National French Bread Day (21st March)

There’s no beating French bread. Whether it’s a French baguette or brioche bun, there’s something about French bread that gets the tastebuds tantalizing. Wake up early and head to your nearest French patisserie or bakery – you can’t beat the smell of fresh bread straight out of the oven!

National Chip and Dip Day (23rd March)

Another one of my favourite snacking foods has got to be chips and dip (or should I say crisps and dip!). I love nothing more than snuggling up on the couch infront of the TV in a rainy day and watching an old school movie whilst munching on chips and dip. I could easily eat the whole bag which is terrible I know. Give me anything cheese flavoured or spicy chill and I will be as happy as Larry!

Black Forest Cake Day (28th March)

Who loves Black Forest Cake or gateaux? This has got to me one of my absolute favourite cakes or desserts and when made properly, it is truly delicious. Personally, I feel this day should be moved to 29th March (my birthday) so I can indulge and celebrate this delicious cake even more! Originating from the Black Forest in Germany, I definitely think that the best recipes are still found here.

1st March

  • Barista Day
  • Fruit Compote Day

2nd March

  • Banana Cream Pie Day

3rd March

  • Canadian Bacon Day
  • International Irish Whiskey Day
  • Cold Cuts Day
  • Mulled Wine Day

Mulled Wine Day 3 March

4th March

  • Pound Cake Day

5th March

  • Cheese Doodle Day
  • Absinthe Day

6th March

  • White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
  • Frozen Food Day
  • National Oreo Cookie Day

7th March

  • National Flapjack Day
  • National Cereal Day
  • National Crown of Roast Pork Day​

8th March

  • Peanut Cluster Day

9th March

  • National Crabmeat Day
  • National Meatball Day

National Meatball Day 9 March

10th March

  • Pack Your Lunch Day
  • Blueberry Popover Day

11th March

  • National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
  • Popcorn Lover’s Day (second Thursday of month)

Popcorn Lovers Day 11 march

12th March

  • Baked Scallops Day

13th March

  • National Coconut Torte Day

14th March

  • Potato Chip Day

15th March

  • National Pears Helene Day

16th March

  • National Artichoke Hearts Day

17th March

  • National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day

18th March

  • National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
  • National Sloppy Joe Day

19th March

  • National Chocolate Caramel Day
  • National Poultry Day

National Chocolate Caramel Day 19 March

20th March

  • Corn Dog Day
  • Ravioli Day
  • Macaron Day
  • World Flour Day

21st March

  • National French Bread Day
  • Vermouth Day
  • Healthy Fats Day

22nd March

  • National Bavarian Crepes Day

23rd March

  • National Chia Day
  • National Chip and Dip Day
  • National Melba Toast Day
  • National Tamale Day

24th March

  • Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
  • National Cheesesteak Day

25th March

  • National Lobster Newburg Day
  • Pecan Day
  • Waffle Day

Waffle Day 25 March

26th March

  • Spinach Day
  • Nougat Day

27th March

  • National Spanish Paella Day
  • International Whisk(e)y Day

28th March

  • Black Forest Cake Day
  • Something On A Stick Day

29th March

  • National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

30th March

  • National Turkey Neck Soup Day

31st March

  • National Clams on the Half Shell Day
  • National Tater Day

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