January 19 is all about food and flavours. Today we celebrate two of the most beloved dishes of all time. World Quark Day and National Popcorn Day celebrates its rich history and playful flavours. While you enjoy these treats, let’s take a journey to know more about them.
World Quark Day
Do you want to try an alternative for yoghurt and cheese? Quark is a healthy option for those who prefer to avoid yoghurt products. Also, it is rich in proteins, probiotics and calcium. With a thick creamy texture, it is a delicious tangy treat. If you have never tried it, here is your sign to give it a bite. On January 19, let’s celebrate World Quark Day.
History of Quark can be found in fourteen century Europe. It still is a popular choice. In 2019, Queen of Quark, from Bavaria, Germany was first to celebrate World Quark Day. Teaming up with local New York farm Hawthorne Valley Farm, she celebrates Quark Day in New York’s Union Square. She advocates for healthy eating. “The Ultimate Quark Guide and Cookbook” contains all her recipes.
How to Celebrate?
Well, for starters you can make Quark at home. You can eat it as it is or use as a side dish. You can make dips or sandwich fillings, with herbs or with puréed or chopped vegetables, nuts or fish. Also, adding a little sugar or cream it makes a tasty with fruits. You can eat it as breakfast or dessert.
National Popcorn Day
National Popcorn Day pops onto the stage on January 19th with a crunch we love to enjoy! A treat that satisfies munchies, day or night, is recognized day. Sweet or savoury, caramelized, buttered or plain, moulded into a candied ball, or tossed with nuts and chocolate, we all have our favourite. So grab a bowl and enjoy this treat.
The word “corn” in Old English meant “grain” or the most prominent grain grown in a region. The Aztecs used popcorn in headdresses to honour their god of maize. Charles Cretors developed a machine for popping corn with steam in the 1800s. Later, peanuts and molasses
added to popcorn to bring Cracker Jack to the world.
How to Celebrate?
Pop the popcorn you love and share a bowl with a friend. You can try new flavours and explore more. Here are some recipes to try on. You can also watch how popcorn burst in slow-motion videos. Take a photo and share it using #NationalPopcornDay on social media.