Edibles & Potables is our weekly website slot for the consideration of food and dining news outside F&D’s customary Louisville metropolitan coverage area.

The findings herein might be sublime or ridiculous, with the latter becoming far more likely when it’s been a while between vacations and the digital editor is pressed for time.

So it transpired that while rolling out of bed this morning, my very first coherent thought was hmm, I wonder which National Food Holiday falls today?

Not really, but something reminded me of the old Don Martin cartoon “National Gorilla Suit Day” in MAD magazine (Alfred E. Neuman just turned 70, folks), and I was curious about food-themed days.

John-Bryan Hopkins of Foodimentary (website and book) has the answer to this idle query for all 365 days of the year. Here are the food holidays for today, as well as the week to come.

February 20
National Cherry Pie Day
National Muffin Day

February 21
National Pancake Day
National Sticky Bun Day

February 22
National Margarita Day
National Cook a Sweet Potato Day

February 23
National Banana Bread Day

February 24
National Tortilla Chip Day

February 25
National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day
National Clam Chowder Day

February 26
National Pistachio Day

February 27
National Strawberry Day
National Kahlua Day

Leave it the wonderful nation of Finland to divine my personal spirit fish and celebrate accordingly. The country’s National Herring Day (today’s cover photo) falls on October 2. I’ll do my best to honor the occasion.