February: Also National Canned Food Month
That's right. Can it. Canned food advocates are rolling up their sleeves this month and crashing all thoseÂ raw food potlucks.Â
If you've enjoyedÂ some cannedÂ classics recently, you'll want to give a quick salute to Napoleon, who bribed all of France to surface a quality inventor. Enter Nicolas Appert, who pocketed the Francs after logging 14 years behind a workbench littered with glass, wax, and wire.
Canning is clearly more popular, but what about pickling, smoking, and drying? They don't have their own months yet, so if you're holding out for a marathon of smoked pork you're out of luck, butÂ if youÂ regroup andÂ feelÂ the urge forÂ something pickled or dried, here's your best bet:
July--National Pickle Month
October--National Pickled Peppers Month
January--Dried Plum Breakfast Month
But while we've got some time left in February, here's a perky FAQÂ thatÂ explains the nuances ofÂ "hissing"Â provoked by openingÂ cans.