National Roast Pheasant Day

National Roast Pheasant DayNational Roast Pheasant Day

Stoke up the fire and get ready to feel like a lord at a feast on October 15th for National Roast Pheasant Day. 

Pheasants evolved in Asia and were brought to Europe by traders before the time of the Romans. The bird was then brought to Britain in the 11th century with the first mention coming in 1059 when the traditional gift of a partridge was replaced with that of a pheasant by King Harold to the canons of Waltham Abbey. 

The bird’s popularity grew throughout the 11th century as the Normans favored them as game birds. When the English began colonizing North America, they brought the birds with them. The governors of New York and New Jersey in 1773 brought over English Blackneck pheasants, George Washington purchased a number of American ruffed grouse, and Owen Nickerson Denny had Chinese ring-necked pheasants shipped over to Oregon in 1881.

From there, many new breeds were developed in the U.S., and roast pheasant is still enjoyed to this day as a game bird. 

If you’ve never had it before, what better reason than to celebrate National Roast Pheasant Day on October 15th.

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