No specific holiday honors cooking. However, nearly every holiday, cultural celebration and religious observance is accompanied by a traditional meal or specific offering of food.
In the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday typically features a turkey in whole or part, stuffing or dressing, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Pies are traditional to this holiday and also the celebration of Independence Day. The Christmas and Easter holidays often feature ham, beef, turkey or fowl. Cakes and assorted sweeties accompany the festivities. Passover for people of the Jewish faith includes a wide variety of kosher and non-kosher dishes. As holidays are seasonal, the offerings tend to highlight the foods available or harvested at that particular time of year.