December 2013

Sun
01
December 1 National Fried Pie Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 1 National Fried Pie Day
Sunday, December 1st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 1 National Fried Pie Day

Wed
04
December 4 National Cookie Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 4 National Cookie Day
Wednesday, December 4th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 4 National Cookie Day

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What delights you during the holiday season? Cookies? Candies? ...Gifts? Join us to share ideas and recipes that will keep all your loved ones happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sun
08
December 8 National Brownie Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 8 National Brownie Day
Sunday, December 8th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 8 National Brownie Day

Tue
10
Cheese Nights at San Mateo
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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Cheese Nights at San Mateo
Tuesday, December 10th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

Join us to taste and learn with our experts on how to create the perfect cheese board!

Wed
11
December 11 National “Have a Bagel” Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 11 National “Have a Bagel” Day
Wednesday, December 11th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 11 National “Have a Bagel” Day

Fri
13
December 13 National Cocoa Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 13 National Cocoa Day
Friday, December 13th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 13 National Cocoa Day

Tue
17
December 17 National Maple Syrup Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 17 National Maple Syrup Day
Tuesday, December 17th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 17 National Maple Syrup Day

Fri
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December 20 National Sangria Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 20 National Sangria Day
Friday, December 20th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 20 National Sangria Day

Mon
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December 23 National Pfeffernuesse Day
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 23 National Pfeffernuesse Day
Monday, December 23rd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 23 National Pfeffernuesse Day


As fun to say as fluffernutter - December 23 is National Pfeffernüsse Day!

Chances are you recognize these little biscuits rolled in powdered sugar by sight, if not by name, and they are a Christmas treat to be sure.

The name may translate to "pepper nuts" in German, Dutch and Danish, but this holiday delicacy doesn't include black pepper. Rather, they are full of chopped almonds or walnuts, spices like cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and anise and then liberally coated with powdered sugar.

The dough is usually rolled into balls, and they are extremely hard the first week after they are made (the photo above is a good example of what they look like before they receive the powdered sugar treatment). Don't even try to bite into one without dunking it in coffee or a hot beverage to soften it up. Unlike most holiday cookies, these get better with time.

This delicacy is considered to be a kid's treat from Saint Nicholas during Christmas in Germany. Have your own pfeffernüsse experience this holiday season, and relish the moment when biting into one unleashes a storm of powdered sugar all over your face.

Tue
24
December 24 National Egg Nog
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo
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December 24 National Egg Nog
Tuesday, December 24th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo

December 24 National Egg Nog

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Join us to chat about ways to remember what's passed and ideas for celebrating what's to come! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
28
Champagne and Chocolate Tasting
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market San Mateo - Specialty Dept
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Champagne and Chocolate Tasting
Saturday, December 28th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo - Specialty Dept, $2 donation per tasting, over 21 ID required

Get in the festive spirit with our special champagne and chocolate night!

 

Whole Foods Market San Mateo will be hosting a Champagne and Chocolate Tasting on Saturday the 28th of December from 12noon til 2pm benefitting the Second Harvest Food Bank. 

 

Guests will experience an exceptional array of champagnes paired perfectly alongside with delicious gourmet chocolates…you'll be amazed how well they go together.

 

This special event is a fundraiser for the Second Harvest Food Bank and a $2 donation per tasting is required.  Must be 21 and over for champagne tasting (ID will be checked).

 

For more information, please contact Juan Hurtato (650) 358.6900 or email juan.hurtado@wholefoods.com

Events At Nearby Stores

Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-8pm
Tuesday, January 6th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parking Lot of Whole Foods Market Cupertino, Food Truck Prices Vary

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul. Check out all your favorite gourmet food vendors in one place - creating markets like you've never seen before.

Enjoy happy hour at the Brew Hub inside Whole Foods Market, all beer and wine $1 off during Off The Grid.

Every Tuesday evening from 5-8pm Whole Foods Market Cupertino will be hosting an Off the Grid in our parking lot for everyone to enjoy!

For more information about Off the Grid click here

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul.

Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-8pm
Tuesday, January 13th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parking Lot of Whole Foods Market Cupertino, Food Truck Prices Vary

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul. Check out all your favorite gourmet food vendors in one place - creating markets like you've never seen before.

Enjoy happy hour at the Brew Hub inside Whole Foods Market, all beer and wine $1 off during Off The Grid.

Every Tuesday evening from 5-8pm Whole Foods Market Cupertino will be hosting an Off the Grid in our parking lot for everyone to enjoy!

For more information about Off the Grid click here

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul.

Off the Grid Every Tuesday 5-8pm
Tuesday, January 20th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Parking Lot of Whole Foods Market Cupertino, Food Truck Prices Vary

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul. Check out all your favorite gourmet food vendors in one place - creating markets like you've never seen before.

Enjoy happy hour at the Brew Hub inside Whole Foods Market, all beer and wine $1 off during Off The Grid.

Every Tuesday evening from 5-8pm Whole Foods Market Cupertino will be hosting an Off the Grid in our parking lot for everyone to enjoy!

For more information about Off the Grid click here

Off the Grid is your roaming mobile food extravaganza -- bringing you delicious food, with free sides of music, craft and soul.