Happy national cheese on toast day, everyone.
I’m not a huge fan of celebrations and commemorations of frivilous things – you know, National Yoghurt Week, Use Your Indicators Properly Day, or the annual one-minute silence to remember the oppression suffered by left-handed people*. Attempts to steer the national consciousness or create a sense of national guilt about something are often a dangerous thing – Dianamania is a case in point.
But I will make an exception for national cheese on toast day. It is a truly great snack – quick, easy, tasty, and not many foods can boast that they not only look and taste great, but sound great too. And its beauty lies in its simplicity – my preferred way of making it is normal ordinary white bread, some plain old mature cheddar, and a splash of the Worcester sauce, with the cheese grilled until it nearly hardens.
So now we’ve commemorated cheese on toast, what other things, events, people or ideas deserve observance through a day, week or minute’s silence? What are your obscure causes that should be brought to the world’s attention?
* I may have made these ones up.