Fantastic Ways to Feast on Arizona Food this Month

There is so much more to May than Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day celebrations. Check out this list of foodie days in May (photo credit:

There is so much more to May than Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day celebrations. Check out this list of foodie days in May (photo credit:

When you think of May holidays, images of Mother’s Day Brunches and Memorial Day BBQs are likely to form in your mind, but don’t limit your celebration to these two days. May is jam-packed with fun food holidays that offer some great opportunities to partake in the spring bounty provided by the farmers and ranchers of Arizona’s agriculture industry.

Here are all the fun food holidays this month and some ideas on how to celebrate using locally grown and raised food products.

National Asparagus MonthOven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus

National Barbecue MonthSonoran Hamburgers and Sonoran Hot Dogs

National Egg MonthArizona Quiche

National Hamburger MonthBuckboard Bacon Burger

National Salad MonthThe Farmer’s Favorite Salad

National Salsa MonthCorn and Black Bean Salsa

National Strawberry MonthStrawberry Shortcake

Here are some food holidays by date along with their recipe for ideas to feast on Arizona food this month!

May 1: National Chocolate Parfait Day – Chocolate Parfait

May 2: National Truffles Day – Chocolate Truffles

May 3: National Raspberry Tart Day – Raspberry Tart

May 4: National Orange Juice Day – Apricot Appetizer

May 5: National Chocolate Custard Day – Triple Chocolate Custard Recipe

May 6: National Crêpes Suzette Day – Crepes Suzette

May 7: National Roast Leg of Lamb Day – Basque Barbecue Leg of Lamb

May 8: National Empanada Day – Beef Empanadas

May 9: National Butterscotch Brownie Day – Chewy Butterscotch Brownies

May 10: National Shrimp Day – Shrimp Ceviche

May 11: Eat What You Want Day – Juiciest Hamburger Ever

May 12: National Nutty Fudge Day – Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

May 13 National Apple Pie Day – Apple Raspberry Pie

May 14: National Buttermilk Biscuit Day – Buttermilk Biscuits

May 15: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day – Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 16: National Coquilles St. Jacques Day – Coquilles St. Jacques

May 17: National Cherry Cobbler Day – Cherry Cobbler

May 18: National Cheese Soufflé Day – Cheese Soufflé

May 19: National Devil’s Food Cake Day – Devil’s Food Cake

May 20: National Quiche Lorraine Day – Quiche Lorraine

May 21: National Strawberries and Cream Day – Strawberry Cream Parfait

May 22: National Vanilla Pudding Day – Homemade Vanilla Pudding

May 23: National Taffy Day – Grandma’s Taffy

May 24: National Escargot Day – Easy Garlic Escargot

May 25: National Brown-Bag-It Day – Brown Bag Lunch Ideas for Grownups

May 26: National Blueberry Cheesecake Day – Ultimate Blueberry Cheesecake

May 27: National Grape Popsicle Day – Make Your Own Popsicles

May 28: National Brisket Day – Braised Beef Brisket

May 29: National Coq Au Vin Day – Classic Coq Au Vin

May 30: National Mint Julep Day – Mint Julep

May 31: National Macaroon Day – French Macaroons


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