May Food Holidays – Cook (and Eat!) Your Calendar

Chocolate Truffles for Truffle Day May 2
April showers bring May… asparagus, barbecue, eggs, hamburgers…

And a whole lot of other foods to “celebrate” every day of the month.

Since May 2 is National Truffle Day, we’re going to make truffles. Or maybe we’ll just go buy some and eat them, since we have a lot of cooking and baking to do for the rest of the month!


We’re keeping the food “holidays” in a google calendar that you can add to your own. They’re also all typed out in an easy to copy+paste list.

Celebrate the Entire Month Because May is…

  • National Asparagus Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Chocolate Custard Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Gazpacho Aficionado Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Salsa Month
  • National Strawberry Month

Week-long Celebrations in May

  • First Week of May: National Raisin Week
  • First Week of May: National Herb Week
  • Second Week of May: National Hamburger Week
  • Third Week of May: International Pickles Week
  • Fourth Week of May: National Frozen Yogurt Week
  • Fourth Week of May: American Beer Week

May Food Holidays and Other Commemorative Days

  • May 1: May Day
  • May 1: National Chocolate Parfait Day
  • May 2: National Truffles Day
  • May 3 National Chocolate Custard Day
  • May 3: National Raspberry Tart Day
  • May 4: National Homebrew Day
  • May 4: National Orange Juice Day
  • May 4: National Candied Orange Peel Day
  • May 5: National Chocolate Custard Day
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • May 5: National Hoagie Day
  • May 6: National Crêpes Suzette Day
  • May 6: International No Diet Day
  • May 7: National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
  • May 8 National Coconut Cream Pie Day
  • May 8: National Empanada Day
  • May 8: Have A Coke Day
  • May 9: National Butterscotch Brownie Day
  • May 10: National Shrimp Day
  • May 11: Eat What You Want Day
  • May 12: National Nutty Fudge Day
  • May 13 National Apple Pie Day
  • May 13: National Fruit Cocktail Day
  • May 14: National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
  • May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 16: National Coquilles St. Jacques Day
  • May 17: National Cherry Cobbler Day
  • May 18: National Cheese Soufflé Day
  • May 19: National Devil’s Food Cake Day
  • May 20: National Quiche Lorraine Day
  • May 20: Pick Strawberries Day
  • May 21: National Strawberries and Cream Day
  • May 22: National Vanilla Pudding Day
  • May 23: National Taffy Day
  • May 24: National Escargot Day
  • May 25: (2009) Memorial Day, which happens to be National Barbecue Day and National Hamburger/Cheeseburger Day
  • May 25: National Brown-Bag-It Day
  • May 25: National Wine Day
  • May 26: National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
  • May 26: National Cherry Dessert Day
  • May 27: National Grape Popsicle Day
  • May 28: National Brisket Day
  • May 29: National Coq Au Vin Day
  • May 30: National Mint Julep Day
  • May 31: National Macaroon Day

by Sarah J. Gim on May 2, 2010 · 1 comment

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Elizabeth May 5, 2011 at 9:52 am

Holy Moly, this is way more than I have! http://bit.ly/ll22Z5 Swing by and post your favorite food this month! I will link it to your blog!

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