World Vegan Day 1st November and World Vegan Month for November.
World Vegan Month is celebrated around the world as a time to recognise how far the vegan movement has come, reflect on The Vegan Societies successes, and to highlight how accessible and beneficial a vegan lifestyle is.
This year, it felt more appropriate to bring to light the challenges that some of us are facing during these difficult times and to use World Vegan Day as an opportunity to bring together the vegan community in supporting one another. As affordability remains a focus for many, they will be launching further resources as part of there Live Vegan for Less campaign to show cost-effective ways of vegan living, including recipe videos with tips on using vegan staples in a number of ways, and some insight on how you might be able to help vegans in crisis.
How you can get involved.
The Vegan Society say the support of their community has been crucial to the success of their campaign – with thanks to their members who have written in with their own personal budget tips, they have been able to create a handy infographic for all.
They are now calling on you to drive this movement forward – why not submit your own budget recipe and help others live vegan for less.
However you choose to mark World Vegan Month, be sure to share it far and wide using the #WorldVeganMonth and #WorldVeganDay hashtags on social media and tag us on Facebook and Twitter using the handle @TheVeganSociety, we would love to see what you get up to!
National Sandwich Day November 3rd, 2021 – Enjoyed by people all over the world in various forms, with meats and cheese, the Sandwich is probably the most beloved food you can have at any time in the day. Being a highly versatile food, Sandwich finds its place in almost every country of the world and every cuisine, modified to suit the palate of the individuals. While there are a variety of sandwiches, each of them has proved quite worthy to be on the menu across the globe. Being a food item that can be easily prepared, it is equally loved by kids and adults alike. It is therefore only natural to honor this versatile food which has found a place in every cuisine. National Sandwich Day is a day to celebrate this endearing food and how it pleases everyone’s palate.
There is a commonly known story about the history of the word sandwich, and it’s attributed to John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. One piece of that history that has been tossed about is the meaning of the word Sandwich and the town it comes from.
Sandwich is a city in the shire of Kent in England, in the United Kingdom, Originally the word was spelled ‘Sondwic’, and then ‘Sandwic’ and, eventually in the year 1086 as ‘Sandwice’. The name of the town came from its purpose and its claim to fame because it was a market town. So what does Sandwich actually mean? The exact definition is “Market Town on Sandy Soil”.
John Montagu was the fourth Earl of this particular little English town. An earl was a royal title that essentially means ‘chieftain’, which placed the person in charge of a territory in the King’s stead. As it happens, John was a well-known lover of card games. It is said that he originally ordered his meat to be delivered to him between two slices of bread so that he would not get his grease-laden fingers on the card, nor require a fork to eat. Genius!
National Cappuccino Day is celebrated on November 8th, 2021.
This frothy coffee drink was created in Italy in the 1600s. It got its name from an Italian order of monks known as the Catholic Capuchins—a group of friars that wore dark brown hoods, similar to the color of the drink.
Prepared with espresso, hot milk, and a cap of foam, cappuccino is the customary way to jumpstart your day in Italy. In Western Europe, it’s just the opposite: cappuccino is most popular as an after-dinner drink.
Thus, comes a happy day called Cappuccino Day, where people from all over can order a frothy and whipped cup of coffee to enjoy on its own or to eat with whatever meal they’re having.
Sugar Awareness Week – 8th – 14th November, 2021. Industry, government and NGO’s come together to celebrate successes in reducing our sugar consumption – and decide where to head next. Front and centre is the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan – taking action to cut obesity among young people. Scarily, one in three kids in the UK are overweight or obese. It’s complicated stuff, but there’s little doubt that sugar is among the culprits.
Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day Sunday 7th November, 2021.
This intriguingly specific Day celebrates a particular combination of flavours – dark, bitter chocolate and toasted almonds. This is one of the oldest recipes involving chocolate known in the English-speaking world, featuring as the only chocolate dish in an 18th-century cookbook.
This festivity exists mainly as an idea circulated on the internet. It is sponsored by the National Confections Association, and celebrated and encouraged by organisations such as food.com, a site which aims to encourage cooking and the appreciation of food by holding various different food days.
Both the tannins in dark chocolate and the various fatty acids in almonds have many health benefits, various studies have shown. Bitter Chocolate with Almonds Day encourages a delicious and nourishing dessert, which contributes to health and long life. Celebrate by dipping blanched almonds in the best dark chocolate you can find, and serving to your friends with a glass of red wine!