Monday, January 13, 2014

National Peach Melba Day - January 13th

January 13th is Peach Melba Day! French chef Auguste Escoffier created Pêche Melba to honor the opera singer Nellie Melba. The dish of peaches and vanilla ice cream with raspberry sauce was served in a sculpted ice swan.

There are lots of dishes that were named after their creator, or to honor someone as Peach Melba was. If your family has specialties like this, consider including a little of the history so that future generations or newcomers to the family will know and appreciate the reference. The next edition of my family's cookbook will have instructions for Fish Tacos à la Diana. (But I assure you, you don't want that recipe.)

Available at Amazon.

No comments: