I have got a question for you and weirdly enough I could not find any hit on the search system. The reason why I am asking the following is that I am very keen on the history of food (or the good stories).
My question is, who knows some special (almost forgotton) Food holidays?
Days we remember some special 'food happening things'. For example: I live in Holland. At the first day of the white asparagus season we 'celebrate' 'St Jan' which is on the 24th of June (similar to Mid-summer fest). Which tradionaly means the summer is a go and here in Europe we celebrated this with huge bonfires (in Porto, Portugal they still do). After the party, which has died in modern world, the people returned to their fields and 'plowed' the first white asparagus. Also called the white gold of Holland.
Anyways this is Dutch tradition and I am looking forward to hear some America, English basically any tradition possible that is combined with some 'food happening' thingy.