March 28, 2021 – National Black Forest Cake Day | National Something On A Stick Day

What’s The Craziest Food You’ve Ever Eaten On A Stick?

Welcome to March 28, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate wicked good cakes and food on the go. 

In Southeastern Germany lies the world-famous Black Forest. It’s known as the setting for several Grimm fairy tales. But many more know it because of the dessert that bears its name: Black Forest Cake. Some people may dismiss it as plain old chocolate cake, but they’re missing out entirely. This chocolate cake layered with whipped cream and topped with cherries is nothing short of magical. The star of the recipe is cherry liqueur, which is distilled in the Black Forest region of Germany and gives this cake its  delicious allure. Celebrate National Black Forest Cake Day with a slice of decadence, but beware of any witches who serve it up from gingerbread houses.

If you’ve ever been to the Minnesota State Fair, then you know just about everything tastes better on a stick.  And nothing beats this method for food on the go, while you casually stroll through the exhibits.  It may seem like a uniquely Midwestern thing to put corn, Nashville hot chicken or even cookie dough on a skewer, but this practical solution goes way beyond geography. It turns out that even gorillas use sticks for their meals by dipping them into an anthill. And cooking shish kabob over an open fire can be traced back to… well, the invention of fire.  On National Something On A Stick Day consider your connection to the caveman, and count yourself lucky for hotdogs and marshmallows that don’t have to be hunted or gathered. 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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