National Eat a Hoagie Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to eating hoagie. This interesting name hides a kind of sandwich consisting of a long bun filled with vegetables, fried potatoes, ham, and sauce. The result is a huge and delicious dish. It is celebrated on September 13th.
Who exactly came up with the idea to celebrate this wonderful sandwich is unknown. The popularization of the ‘Hoagie’ is associated with the period of the First World War. There is a theory that this dish began as a Philadelphia diner, started by a native of Italy. The sandwich became a firm favorite of the Italian immigrants who dined there and worked at the Hog Island shipyard. Since then, the dish was called ‘Hoagie’.
There is also an opinion that ‘hoagie’ is a slang word for a pig. The theory is supported by the large size of the dish and its use of ham.
- There are many interesting Hoagie recipes, complemented by Italian herbs and spices, often with cheese slices.
- In 1992, Hoagie was proclaimed by the former mayor of Philadelphia as the ‘Official Sandwich of 1992’.
- The calorie content of this sandwich is about 600 kcal.
How to take part
During the celebration of National Eat a Hoagie Day, don’t forget to gather all your friends and loved ones around the table to enjoy this sandwich. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Add new ingredients and make your hoagie even more delicious.
Take a photo of the resulting sandwiches and share them on social networks. Tell people a little about the appearance of this dish, so more people can learn about it.
When is Eat a Hoagie Day celebrated in 2023?
Eat a Hoagie Day is observed on September 14 each year.