National Mincemeat Day takes place on October 26 in the USA. The concept of minced meat speaks not only of meat products: it can be finely chopped fruits, widely used as a filling. Therefore, for people far from cooking, you need not get confused. We offer another delicious holiday, which is impossible to pass by!
We haven’t found the person who founded National Day. But this does not prevent us from celebrating the date not only in America, but also in some other countries. Let’s talk about stuffing!
The 15th century was rich in bakers who created real innovations. At that time, many textures were invented, cinnamon, nuts, cloves, candied fruits were added to minced meat, meat was mixed with sweet additions … Wine or vinegar was often used. Later they came up with the idea of adding alcohol. In the 20th century, all recipes began to be called minced meat: regardless of whether there is meat in the composition or not.
Today you can enjoy the dish every day and absolutely legally! Although in America in the 1650s, eating such pastries was prohibited. Oliver Cromwell – English politician and military leader tried to stop gluttony in the country.
4 amazing things you didn’t know:
- It used to be that each member of the family should mix the minced meat so that the cake comes out airy and tasty and brings happiness to the house.
- Early pies were distinguished by oval shapes – in fact, they took such parameters because of the molds themselves.
- People tried to stir the stuffing counterclockwise due to certain superstitions.
- In the month of Christmas, more mince pies were to be eaten in order to gain good luck for the whole year.
How to celebrate
The holiday is great for experimenters – why not try a new dish? Ask your parents or grandparents for recipes, or look them up online. Share the result of your work with your friends and leave a poll – does the pie look appetizing or not.
When is National Mincemeat Day celebrated in 2022?
National Mincemeat Day is observed on October 26 each year.