May 2 – National Truffles Day

National Truffles Day

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Facts on Truffles

  • Truffles are a delectable type of dessert!
  • Truffles are a chocolate named after a fungus.
  • Truffles are made with a chocolate ganache center that is then coated in chocolate powder.
  • According to legend, the chocolate truffle was created in the kitchen of French culinary giant Auguste Escoffier during the 1920s.
  • Modern truffles can be round or square, enrobed in chocolate and topped with exotic flavor but the must have the ganache center to be called a truffle.

May 1 – National Chocolate Parfait Day

National Chocolate Parfait Day

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Food Facts on Chocolate Parfaits!

  • A parfait is a layered dish that is usually sweet and traditionally contains whipped cream.
  • Parfaits are desserts, however, savory ingredients can be used.
  • Parfaits are served in tall, transparent glasses and may be made with fruit, chocolate or other ingredients layered alternately with the whipped cream.
  • Local dessert shops and restaurants may hold special promotions or events on National Chocolate Parfait Day.
  • Chocolate originated in Central America, and was first used by natives such as the Aztecs and the Mayans.
  • Local dessert shops and restaurants may hold special promotions or events on National Chocolate Parfait Day.

National Cheese Fondue Day – April 11

National Cheese Fondue Day

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 Facts on Fondue

  • The history of fondue is centuries old! Fondue began as a way to use aged cheeses and bread to feed people that had limited access to fresh food during the winter months.
  • Fondue became the national dish of Switzerland when the Swiss Cheese Union modernized it and campaigned as a way to sell more cheese in the 1930s.
  • Fondue became a fad in American in the ’60s and ’70s after it was brought back by a jet setter that had it on a ski holiday.
  • It is a tradition that if a man drops his piece of bread in the fondue pot, he must buy a round of drinks.
  • If a woman loses her bread in the pot, she must kiss all her neighbors.