An article and some recipes in honor of National Cheesecake day!
National Cheesecake Day is an unofficial holiday which comes annually on July 30th.
The observance, which is part of a surprisingly large tradition of food holidays, has not been officially endorsed by any presidents, and does not have any congressional records to solidify its claim.
No worries. Without official sanction, thousands and maybe millions of people from across the country find good reason to celebrate this decidedly delicious holiday anyway.
And why shouldn't cheesecake have its own holiday? Records of cheesecake date as far back as 770 BC, when the dessert, or something like it at least, was served to Olympic athletes. Today, there are European, Latin American, Asian, and of course, American variations on how the dessert is baked and served.
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