February is a short month, but it is all kinds of things to all kinds of people, including:
- African American History Month
American Heart Month Canned Food Month Career and Technical Education Month Creative Romance Month
- Great American Pie Month (or National Pie Month)
National Cherry Month(in February?) National Children’s Dental Health Month
- National Grapefruit Month
National Weddings Month(in February?)
We will stick with African American History and Pie (maybe grapefruit?).
We can start with Abby Fisher, author of “What Mrs. Fisher knows about Old Southern Cooking” published in 1881. Abby Fisher was born into slavery but eventually made it to San Francisco where she opened her own artisinal food business making “pickles, preserves, brandies, fruits, etc.”. Read more here.