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 Eaters—Alaina, Adam, Lia, Meg, Robyn, and I—looked 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.

PBJ Day Table of Contents
Features and Videos
PBJ: A Serious Eats Special Report
J: Jams, Jellies (and Preserves and Conserves)
Videos: The History of the Dancing Banana

From Talk
Looking for a good sugar-free peanut butter cookie recipe

Question of the Day: What's the 'J' on your PBJ?

All PBJ Day blog posts on our blog, Required Eating


PS: The cute sandwich icon that accompanies today's PBJ-related content was designed by our multitalented intern, Robyn Lee.

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