For many of you the title of today’s post will be a song cue, and will create an ear worm for the rest of the day. You’re welcome. (Bonus: excellent song link at the end of this post).

If the internet is to be believed, Martin Luther King’s favorite dessert was pecan pie. Go ahead, look it up. We’ll wait. And as long as we are believing the internet, we discovered that January 18 is National Peking Duck Day. We’re not waiting any longer, you’ll have to trust us on this one.

Side note–one site said it was also National Gourmet Coffee Day, but isn’t that pretty much every day?

Anyway, wouldn’t it be grand to celebrate the late Dr. King by having pecan pie for dessert? Call your favorite bakery and have them set one aside. Or if you have the time, you can make the one in the picture above, which is from Food 52 blog. Either way, while you’re enjoying it, take a moment to turn your thoughts.

And now, as we promised: A beautiful version of a James Taylor classic.