June 2013

Thu
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Twitter Chat: Summer Produce Gone Wild
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer Produce Gone Wild
Thursday, June 13th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Squash, canteloupe, and corn - oh my! Summer's bounty is just ripe for the cooking and we'll dish about all of the ways to enjoy your favorites. We'll also celebrate our friends the bees, pollinators we all love and need to keep summer's bounty returning years after year. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
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Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
Thursday, June 27th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Cool, crisp whites, reds to pair with your favorite steak - wine is made for summer food. Join us as we chat about pairing wines with both weather and favorite summer foods. Follow #wfmwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Events At Nearby Stores

National Pecan Pie Day - July 12
Saturday, July 12th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo Bakery,

National Pecan Pie Day is annually celebrated on July 12.

The delicious pecan pie is made primarily with corn syrup, pecan nuts, salt and vanilla flavoring with some variations including sugar syrup and molasses or maple syrup. Chocolate and bourbon whiskey may also be added to the pie recipe and is a popular addition in some areas. Pecan pie is often served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Pecan pie is considered a specialty of Southern U.S. cuisine.

The attempts that have been made to trace this dish’s origin have not found any recipes dated earlier than 1897, even though there are claims made of the pie existing in the early 1800′s in Louisiana. Well known cookbooks such as Fannie Farmer and The Joy of Cooking did not include this desert until 1940.

Pecan pie was significantly popularized by the makers of Karo syrup. Their company has claimed that the pie was a “discovery”, in the 1930′s, by a corporate sales executive’s wife, as a “new use for corn syrup”.

ENJOY SOME PECAN PIE TODAY!

National Pecan Pie Day is annually celebrated on July 12.

National Tapioca Pudding Day - July 15
Tuesday, July 15th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

National Tapioca Pudding Day
Five Food Finds about Tapioca Pudding

Tapioca pudding (similar to sago pudding) is a sweet pudding made with tapioca and either milk or cream.

Coconut milk is also used in cases in which the flavor is preferred or in areas in which it is a commonplace ingredient for cooking.

It is made in many cultures with equally varying styles, and may be produced in a variety of ways. Its consistency ranges from thin (runny), to thick, to firm enough to eat with a fork.

The pudding can be made from scratch using tapioca in a variety of forms: flakes, coarse meal, sticks, and pearls. Many commercial packaged mixes are also available.

British schoolchildren have traditionally nicknamed the dish frog spawn, due to its appearance. American children often call it fish eyes and glue.

National Tapioca Pudding Day
Five Food Finds about Tapioca Pudding

National Hot Dog Day - July 19, 2014
Saturday, July 19th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,

Today is National Hot Dog Day! Hot dogs are one of the most iconic American foods. No cookout or baseball game would be complete without a delicious hot dog served on a bun and covered in ketchup, mustard, onions, relish, or chili.

Hot dogs (which are also known as frankfurters, franks, wieners, dogs, and red hots) have been around since the late 1800s. Today, the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council estimates that Americans consume 20 billion hot dogs a year!

To celebrate National Hot Dog Day, cook up some hot dogs for dinner tonight. Invite some friends over for an impromptu cookout and celebrate this yummy all-American favorite.

Today is National Hot Dog Day! Hot dogs are one of the most iconic American foods.