Sometimes, when Serious Eats general manager Alaina Browne gets a free moment, she investigates the seemingly bizarre practice of giving foods a national day of their own. A couple of weeks ago, right after we put the National Pig Day content to bed, Alaina announced that April 2 was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
All the Serious EatersAlaina, Adam, Lia, Meg, Robyn, and Ilooked at one another and started to smile. We all love peanut butter and jelly. And why not? It's one of life's perfect foods, one that transcends issues of class and race. We started riffing about all the cool stuff we could do on Serious Eats to celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. What you see is the result of our concerted effort to articulate the pleasure we all get out of PBJs. We hope you like it as much as we like peanut butter and jelly.
PS: The cute sandwich icon that accompanies today's PBJ-related content was designed by our multitalented intern, Robyn Lee.