Some essential basic dishes that every cook should learn how to make: 3-minute egg, omelet, crepes, bechamel & hollandaise sauces, roast chicken, and a Souffle.
National Chocolate Souffle Day
Five things you should know about
- Supposedly, the first recipe for soufflé appeared in Vincent La Chapelle’s Le Cuisinier Moderne (1742).
- The word soufflé first appeared in English in Louis Ude’s The French Cook, 1813.
- By 1845 was so commonly accepted that in Eliza Acton’s Modern Cookery (1845) a recipe for soufflé was included as just another recipe.
- Due to soufflés’ tendency to collapse quickly upon removal from the oven, the media frequently depicts the dessert in sitcoms, cartoons, children’s programs and movies as a source of humor.
- Another kind of dish entirely is soufflé potatoes, which are puffed-up sautéed potato slices, traditionally served with a chateaubriand steak.
On This Day in Food History…
1553 Michel de Montaigne was born. French essayist. There are a few of his quotes about food and dining listed on the Food Reference website. (
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