National Stuffing Day is celebrated on November 21 in the USA and is an important day for food lovers! Dishes such as pies, buns, and rolls – the list is endless – would not be the same without the delicious fillings that accompany them. Join the celebration to give thanks for the existence of stuffing!
Stuffing is a great opportunity for creativity and experimentation – there are an almost limitless number of combinations of ingredients. Rice, mushrooms, bread, apples, onions, minced meat, eggs, fragrant spices and other additives can all be used to create a unique dish. It is impossible to pinpoint exactly when people began to stuff foods, but it is likely to have been for economic reasons – a great way to use up leftovers from a previous meal.
- In the 2nd century BC, the recipe for stuffed rabbit was created by chef Apicius.
- In ancient times, any dish was called a pie – the dough was used as a form and the filling was placed on top, with the dough being thrown away after the meal.
- The earliest recipe for stuffed pike was found in Germany and dates back to 1350.
- The filling is a universal substance and can be enjoyed separately, which is what many people do.
- Stuffed turkey or goose is a classic US holiday dish loved by millions.
How to take part
Thanksgiving is coming up, so today is the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen! Start thinking of the festive table and create an unusual filling for some dish. Learn some recipes, gather the ingredients and get ready to surprise your loved ones on National Stuffing Day!
When is National Stuffing Day celebrated in 2023?
National Stuffing Day is observed on November 21 each year.