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NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY – May 29

 

NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY – May 29

NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY

Each year on May 29th, National Coq Au Vin Day celebrates a delicious French dish. Coq au vin is French braise of chicken, cooked with wine, lardons (salt pork), mushrooms, and garlic.

A French staple, Coq au vin translates to “rooster with wine.” It’s a rustic, peasant-style dish that is easy to serve when entertaining because a lot of the work can be done in advance. And since we all celebrated National Wine Day just a few days ago, you might be prepared and have an extra bottle on hand just for this recipe.

Different legends tell of Coq au vin back in the days of Gaul and Julius Caesar. However, the first documented recipe was in the early 20th century.  There was a somewhat similar recipe, poulet au vin blanc, that appeared in an 1864 cookbook.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCoqAuVinDay

Whether you make the dish at home or order it from your favorite restaurant, this holiday is worth savoring. We even have a recipe for you to try. Enjoy this Coq Au Vin recipe. You can also learn about the 7 Mother Sauces for this celebration to expand your cooking know-how.

Use #NationalCoqAuVinDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this French cuisine holiday. However, we also have other French holidays for you to explore:

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