National Mac And Cheese Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Mac And Cheese Day

National Mac And Cheese Day 2020 is observed on 14 July 2020 to honor the one of the iconic comfort foods and most popular American food for all ages of people across the country and an opportunity for people of all ages to try out the various combinations of mac and cheese. Get more information about the history of National Mac And Cheese Day, facts, quotes and how to celebrate the National Mac And Cheese Day 2020 from this article.

Keerthana | Updated Jul 13, 2020 12:48 PM

National Mac And Cheese Day 2020  - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Mac And Cheese Day

National Mac And Cheese Day 2020

National Mac and Cheese Day is celebrated on 14th July of every year. National Mac And Cheese Day 2020 is dedicated to the mac and cheese lovers who can enjoy their favourite creamy dish as much as they want. This National Mac And Cheese Day is the opportunity for people of all ages to try out the various combinations of mac and cheese.

Combined with milk or cheese and macaroni noodles, usually made with the golden goodness of cheese, there is no doubt that mac & cheese never fail to please. In recent times there are many different variations of mac & cheese made and loaded with several toppings. The original edition is much preferred by many people. The common additions to the classic mac & cheese have also been bacon and jalapenos.

What is the history of National Mac And Cheese Day?

The creator and the history of the National Mac And Cheese Day is unknown. The Etruscans, Romans, Chinese, and Koreans may all have had a part in the mac and cheese discovery. It was probably eaten by the early Middle Ages, although centuries later the first recipes appeared. The first recipe may have appeared in a thirteenth-century Italian cookbook called Liber de Coquina. 
A mac and cheese recipe dated from 1769 that appeared in Elizabeth Raffald's The Experienced English Housekeeper is often seen as the first modern recipe for mac and cheese. Often, Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing mac and cheese to North America. In France, he enjoyed many pasta dishes and brought back a pasta machine and recipe for noodles.

Mac and cheese was a popular recipe of his slave and chef James Hemings and in 1802, Jefferson had already served the food at a state dinner. Parmesan cheese was commonly used in the original mac and cheese recipes, along with pasta and butter or cream. Until the Industrial Revolution, making pasta, mac and cheese was primarily a food of the upper class people.

In the twentieth century, industrialisation and the introduction of convenient packaging increased the popularity of mac and cheese. Amid the Great Depression, Kraft Foods introduced the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner in 1937, when customers were searching for cheap food, particularly cheap protein. It served four, and sold a package for 19 cents, delivering eight million boxes in the first year. The boxed mix started to gain popularity, during World War II saw the rationing effects on fresh meat and dairy were in short supply.

James Lewis Kraft patented a vital cheese processing method, which gave Kraft Macaroni & Cheese its distinctive orange color and has since served as the product 's signature feature.

How to observe the National Mac And Cheese Day?

On this National Mac And Cheese Day, buy the favourite Mac and Cheese box and enjoy it. Exclusive deals and offers will be available on the restaurants to celebrate this day so grab those offers. Some other ideas to celebrate this day are

  • Make a traditionally mac and cheese recipe and have a wonderful dinner with your family

  • Order different mac and cheese with various toppings from your favourite restaurant

  • Try out some different recipe using mac and cheese such as mac and cheese pizza, mac and cheese sandwich

  • Learn some tricks and tips to get creamy mac and cheese

  • Use #NationalMacAndCheeseDay on social media and share the celebration of Mac And Cheese Day

Mac and Cheese - Facts

  • During 2012, Mac and cheese sales reached more than $1 billion in the US, with Kraft selling more than 1 million boxes of mac and cheese a day

  • The mac and cheese will be served every 3 months about 1/3 of the US population

  • Mac and cheese 's biggest pot weighed 2,469 pounds

  • In 1993, Crayola named ‘Macaroni and Cheese’ one of her crayon shades

  • The record to eat a whole box of Kraft macaroni & cheese is one minute, 2.14 seconds

  • There are over 50 Kraft Macaroni & Cheese varieties available

  • ‘Kraft Dinner’ is a popular meal in the Great White North, as they call it in Canada, and is considered by some to be the unofficial national meal

  • Canadians consume 12% of all Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, and eat it 55% more than Americans

  • In Canada, Mac and Cheese consumed with ketchup

  • The most popular shape of Mac and Cheese is elbow pasta and the second popular shape is sponge bob square pants pasta

  • The dish has nutritional benefits. For adults, that makes up 16 percent of protein

  • Mac & cheese is a national dish in Canada and Kraft Mac & Cheese package is reportedly the country's most-purchased foodstuff

  • A cookbook called ‘Forme of Cury’ existed in medieval England, and there was a pasta and cheese casserole dish, known as makerouns which was similar to mac and cheese recipe

Mac and Cheese - Quotes

  • "I love macaroni and cheese. I could eat it every meal of the day." - Cobie Smulders

  • "Its diamonds in your pockets one week, macaroni and cheese the next." - Jolene Blalock

  • "I'm a carb queen. I'll always order macaroni and cheese, but I don't want it to be fancy. I want it to be as close to Kraft Services as it can possibly get!" - Drew Barrymore

  • "A great destiny needs a generous diet.... What can be expected of a people that live on macaroni!" - Christian Nestell Bovee

  • "I am not one to turn down macaroni and cheese, even late at night. I love Italian food. I love pasta... A refrigerator full of water and Gatorade? Honey, that's just not gonna happen." - Queen Latifah

  • "Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen." - Kevin McAllister
     

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National Mac And Cheese Day - FAQ

1. When was mac and cheese invented?  

Although it most certainly comes from Northern Europe, the exact origin of macaroni and cheese is uncertain, with the earliest known recorded recipe being written down in 1769.
 
 

2.  Is Mac & Cheese healthy?  

Protein is one reason why mac and cheese can be considered as good. A package of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner also contain nine grams of protein per serving.
 

3.  Which country eats the most mac and cheese?  

Canadians eat large amounts of mac and cheese. Canadians eat a whopping 55 per cent more of it a year than Americans do when it comes to packaged mac and cheese consumption, or Kraft Dinner as it's commonly known.
 
 

4. What is the secret to creamy macaroni and cheese?  

Cooking the noodles in milk rather than water will make the resulting mac and cheese creamier. Cooking the noodles in milk instead of water will make the sauce fluffy even before adding the cheese sauce, according to The Kitchn.