National Bouillabaisse Day
Facts on Bouillabaisse
- Bouillabaisse is a rich French fish stew, traditionally associated with the Provence region, especially Marseilles.
- Bouillabaisse contains various fish and shellfish, olive oil, garlic, onions, tomatoes, white wine, saffron and herbs.
- Bouillabaisse originally was a stew made by Marseille fishermen using the bony rock fish which they were unable to sell to restaurants or markets.
- As Marseille became more prosperous, restaurants and hotels began to serve bouillabaisse to upper class patrons and the recipe became more refined.
- The name bouillabaisse comes from the method of the preparation — the ingredients are not added all at once.
National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
Facts of Pizza without Anchovies
- Pizza is thin crust, hand tossed, thick crust or deep dish, top it with ALL of your favorite toppings (excluding anchovies)
- There’s a National Anchovy Pizza Day too
- Pizza is a direct descendant of the flatbread healthy meals people made before the advent of the oven
- Although having fish on a pizza isn’t the worst thing in the world, the saltiness of the anchovies can mask all of the other delicious flavors.
- The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905was in New York’s Little Italy.