NATIONAL AMBROSIA DAY
A variation of the traditional fruit salad, ambrosia has its own special day, and it is celebrated annually on National Ambrosia Day.
Ambrosia, according to Greek mythology, is the nectar of the gods, endowing strength and immortality to those who eat it.
The term itself can mean something especially delectable to taste or smell.
A simple ambrosia salad from the late 1800s, when the earliest recipes are found, was made with citrus fruit, coconut and sugar. There are those who abhor coconut and would leave it out. Should this occur, a forceful objection would be heard from a true southerner!
A genuine ambrosia salad should be served the same day it is prepared, though more modern recipes suggest overnight refrigeration of the dish.
Other ingredients often added to the salad are pineapple, nuts, cherries, apples, bananas, whipped cream or yogurt.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Try these Ambrosia Salad recipes:
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