We survived the End of Days, and we’re getting past the longest night, so it’s time to celebrate… cephalopod style!
I have a mild obsession with giant squids, which is how I stumbled upon a reference to Cephalopodmas. Yes, there is a holiday to celebrate squids, octopi, and their bretheren, and it’s tomorrow, on December 22. We will be celebrating with salt baked squid, a Chinese recipe that uses its innocent sounding name to mask the fact that the squid is, in fact, shallow-fried. (It’s a new recipe, so I won’t post it until I try it, but I have high hopes.)
I hope you will wiggle your arms tomorrow, or drop an ink spot on something, or even just spare a thought for our squishy friends in the deep.
Merry Cephalopodmas, everyone!
13 thoughts on “On to the next thing — Cephalopodmas!”
Had no idea there is a holiday to celebrate squids, octopi, and their bretheren, happy celebration tomorrow.
Thanks so much — it was great. Now, for Christmas.
That is more than perfect, Siobhan! I’m wigglin’ n’ sprayin’ as I type!
Hey, that sounds messy AND fun.
That sounds AMAZING and I’m reeeeally looking forward to your recipe. Happy delicious, squid-y Holidays!!
I will post it immediately — it was a resounding success!
If you google something long enough, you’ll discover that virtually everything has its own day, week, of month. Why shouldn’t squid? My celebration will be delayed 2 days. I’m celebrating on Christmas Eve and the Guests of Honor will be served in a salad. Have a wonderful Cephalopodmas! 🙂
So true — and thank goodness for Google, for bringing all the enthusiasts together. That sounds like some tempting Christmas fare you have planned!
Oh my gosh! We have to talk! The first chapter of my dissertation was about giant squid! No joke!
I don’t even know where to begin. Let’s get together for squid ink risotto next time I’m in the city!
Definitely! We’ll talk cephalopods 🙂 And eat them too 🙂
I like the image! I never knew there was a day dedicated to squid. Who’d have thought. Merry Christmas to you and all your family xx
Thanks so much — to you and yours as well!