National Craft Jerky Day is celebrated on November 27 in the USA. This is the perfect holiday to enjoy the taste of jerky. This dish is very old – some variations can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians. The modern world has intercepted this knowledge and enjoys delicious food with pleasure.
Scholars believe that Jerki was popular with the Andean natives. This was facilitated by the climatic conditions, allowing high-quality dried meat. They dried the meat directly in the sun during the day, then refrigerate it in the cold of the night. These were quite large pieces, because the “cooks” did not remove the bones. Camel, llama, alpaca, vicuña meat was used. The drying process was perfect! The products were kept for a long time.
The earliest references, as we have said, refer to the Egyptians. People were closely engaged in canning products – this is confirmed by excavations of tombs. Indian tribes also favored meat, they mixed it with berries, fat, getting a kind of pies – pemmican. This product helped to survive even the coldest winter. And it was a lot!
It is noteworthy that:
- since 1996, Jerky have been included in the diet of American astronauts – they are quite warm about the dish and are not going to change it;
- one of John Lennon’s albums has the song “Beef Jerky”;
- from 1 kg. meat will turn out about 250 grams of Jerky;
- National Day founded by Long Beach Jerky Co.
How to celebrate
Prepare Jerky according to your own recipe or enjoy a dish in a restaurant. Organize a party with a large selection of products and treat your friends. Share photos on social networks – let everyone know about the holiday and join!
When is National Craft Jerky Day celebrated in 2022?
National Craft Jerky Day is observed on November 27 each year.