National Peach Melba Day – January 13

National Peach Melba Day

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Facts on Peach Melba

  • Peach Melba is a dessert consisting of vanilla ice cream, peaches poached in vanilla flavored syrup, and a topping of raspberry sauce.
  • The dish dates back to 1892 in France, by the French chef Auguste Escoffier at the Savoy Hotel.
  • The rumor is the chef created the dish to honor the Austrian soprano Nelle Melba.
  • Other versions of this dessert use pears, apricots, or strawberries instead of peaches and/or use raspberry sauce or melted red currant jelly instead of raspberry purée.
  • Man has consumed peaches, native to China, for at least 4,000 years.