April 2024

Amongst the Easter celebrations, April sees dedicated days for a range of foods,
from pigs in blankets to the humble carrot.

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  • 1st April Fool's Day
    Feed (and fool) your family with these fun April Fools' food ideas, including meat loaf cake, sweet pizza, candy onion rings and more.
  • 4th International Carrot Day
    Things You Didn't Know About Carrots? Carrots were first grown in Afghanistan. Crème de Lite, Long Orange and Scarlet Nantes are all types of carrots. Carrots are made up of 88 percent water and come in many colours.
  • 7th World Health Day
    World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization, as well as other related organizations.
  • 16th National Eggs Benedict Day (US)
    In 2005, food historian Mary Gunderson created Eggs Benedict XVI in honor of Pope Benedict XVI, who was born in Germany.
  • 23-30th Great British Beef Week
    Great British Beef Week celebrates the work British farmers do to support sustainable production practices on their farms.
  • 24th National Pigs-In-A Blanket Day
    Some people credit the chef Delia Smith for the boost in popularity pigs in blankets received in the 1990s after she included them in a Christmas recipe book. It was around then that supermarkets began to sell them pre-made.
  • 29-3rd Time For A Cuppa Week (Dementia)
    Time for a Cuppa week is a national campaign that raises funds to support families that face dementia. The campaign runs from 1 to 8 May and encourages people to host a tea party and donate, raising vital funds for life-changing support.