NATIONAL BOUILLABAISSE DAY
Seafood lovers everywhere have reason to celebrate every December 14th with National Bouillabaisse Day.
The French are known for many a great recipe. Their food inspires travel to France for a taste of the authentic. Bouillabaisse is on the list of must-have cuisine. Originating in the port city of Marseille, Bouillabaisse is a fish stew. Traditionally it is made using the bony rockfish, saffron, fennel seed and orange zest.
There are strong opinions in the culinary world about the proper ingredients for an authentic bouillabaisse. From the fish (typically red rascasse, sea robin and European conger) to the wine (red or white), it is hotly debated. Even its origins are argued. Was the stew the creation of a Greek goddess or simply a stew thrown together by coastal fisherman using the bony rockfish which they were unable to sell to restaurants or markets?
Regardless, using a variety of fresh fish is the first step to a delicious bouillabaisse, especially if you can’t get to the south of France to order it made for you.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Try this Bouillabaisse Recipe and then use #BouillabaisseDay to post your experiences on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Bouillabaisse Day.
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