Nov 29, 2023
Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates World Pear Day

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) is celebrating World Pear Day Dec. 2 by showcasing global dishes through live-streaming culinary platform Kittch.

The eighth-annual pear celebration kicks of the 19th National Pear Month in the U.S. Kittch is featuring six recipes, each from a different popular chef, starting each hour, with the first at 3 p.m. Eastern (noon Pacific) on Dec. 2. The videos will be available for viewing later on the site.Logo_WorldPearDayThe six-hour long live demo pear-a-thon features recipes from Mexico, Canada, India, Southeast Asia and the U.S. PBNW has also invited industry members and influencers to participate in a virtual chef’s table during the event. Following the event, a downloadable cookbook featuring the new recipes will be available at

Pear fans around the world are encouraged to post their own love of pears using #worldpearday and #nationalpearmonth.

“Our vision for World Pear Day since its inception has been to launch National Pear Month and to get people thinking about and eating tasty, healthy pears all around the world,” Kevin Moffitt, PBNW president and CEO, said in a news release. “It is very gratifying to see how the interactions have grown with many organizations worldwide, enhancing pear’s image as the affable and approachable celebrities of the fruit world that they are.”

December is an optimal time to celebrate National Pear Month, according to the release, due to the abundance and variety of USA Pears, which are at their peak and available worldwide. Pears grown in Washington and Oregon include Bosc, Green Anjou, Red Anjou, Bartlett, Starkrimson, Comice, Concorde, Forelle, Seckel and Red Bartlett.

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