Chicken wings come in a wide variety of flavors. Whether you like your chicken wings hot as hell of sweet and savory, there is a type of chicken wing out there for you! We’d be pressed to say that chicken wings are one of the most versatile forms of the meat in the world. Over 27 billion wings were consumed in 2013, 1.2 billion of them during the super bowl alone.
Grab your ranch or your blue cheese and take a seat as we go through the history of the most finger lickin’ holiday around: National Chicken Wing Day.
A History Of National Chicken Wing Day
The chicken wing came into fruition in Buffalo, New York. This is why we often refer to chicken wings as “Buffalo Wings”. Teresa Bellissimo, owner of the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY back in the 1960s, created the legendary chicken wing when her son and his college friends came by the bar seeking out a good, late night bite.
She took some chicken wings, which were then used primarily in soup stock, deep fried them, and rolled them around in butter and hot sauce. Her son and his friends went absolutely mad. Only a few years later, there were multiple Buffalo Wing establishments throughout the reason, each with their own special wings. It was in 1977 when the city of Buffalo made a declaration that July 29th would be known as National Chicken Wing Day.
How To Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day
The best way to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day is to head out to your favorite bar or restaurant and order yourself some delicious chicken wings. If you want to make some classic chicken wings at home, you can also follow this recipe. Invite some friends over for a BBQ and throw some cold beers in the mix too!
Don’t forget to hashtag #NationalChickenWingDay if you use social media!
“I have the right to life, liberty, and chicken wings”
- Mindy Kaling
On This Day, National Chicken Wing Day, As Well As…
National Lipstick Day
Ancient Sumerian men and women were likely the very first humans to use lipstick over 5,000 years ago, crushing up gemstones to decorate their lips. In 1770, lipstick was banned in Britain, as the parliament saw it as a type of witchcraft for women to seduce men into marrying them. It has been seen as a positive, mood booster and a devilish weapon.
Whatever you see it as, National Lipstick Day has been around since 2016 thanks to beauty blogger Huda Beauty and we don’t see it going anywhere soon. Bust out your favorite color and celebrate your style!
National Lasagna Day
Lasagna is one of the best kinds of pasta around. Just ask Garfield the Cat. This flat, layered pasta dish has been around for centuries. It can be made with a variety of ingredients, typically containing vegetables, cheese, and red sauce, though the recipes can stretch far and beyond.
The world “lasagna” actually comes from the dish that the pasta was cooked in, not the pasta itself. The best way to celebrate National Lasagna Day is to stuff your face full of it! Consider some delicious lasagna recipes, such as seafood lasagna or portabello mushroom lasagna.