National Cranberry Relish Day is widely celebrated in the US on November 22nd. The date highlights the importance of cranberry sauce: many Americans can’t imagine a celebration without this addition, because it’s a true classic. What about you?
Researchers believe that cranberry sauce appeared in New England in the early 1900s, but it did not gain popularity: people are used to limiting themselves to familiar dishes and not changing their diet. In 1950, a grand event happened: the recipe was broadcast on a popular radio show! It is easy to guess that he penetrated the hearts of the listeners – diligent housewives immediately went in search of ingredients to please their family.
The host of the broadcast and the American culinary writer always invited interesting people to the studio, and she did not fail this time either. Susan Stamberg – a popular heroine journalist was invited to discuss the festive dishes. The story of the cranberry sauce defined history. By the way, the recipe was her mother-in-law, who is fond of cooking. It’s great that National Day is still celebrated to this day!
Did you know that cranberries:
- 90% consists of water;
- in the 17th century it had a different name in New England – “bearberry”. This was due to the fact that people often saw how the bears ate it;
- bounces, hitting a hard surface, if different ripeness;
- was used by the Indians: they kept its quality by rubbing it into a paste and applying it to dried meat;
- is the official berry of the state of Massachusetts – the law was adopted in 1994;
- has a beneficial effect on the body, removes toxins from it, acts as an anti-inflammatory agent;
- does not grow in the southern hemisphere of the planet;
- very fond of light when in the process of ripening;
- long time preserved in oak barrels with water;
- often adjacent to another berry – lingonberries.
How to celebrate
Create your own version of cranberry sauce – explore different recipes, identify their differences and think about how to improve them. Come up with a name for a new dish, invite friends to a tasting. National Cranberry Relish Day is the perfect time to go harvesting!
When is National Cranberry Relish Day Celebrated in 2022
National Cranberry Relish Day is devoted to celebrating cheerfulness and fun. It happens annually on November the 22nd.