NATIONAL BOUILLABAISSE DAY
National Bouillabaisse Day on December 14th gives seafood lovers everywhere a reason to celebrate. This flavorful fish stew hits the spot on cold winter’s day, too.
The French are known for many great recipes. Their food inspires travel to France for a taste of the authentic. Bouillabaisse tops the list of must-have cuisine while visiting France. The tasty stew originates in the port city of Marseille and is traditionally made using the bony rockfish, saffron, fennel seed, and orange zest.
In the culinary world, strong opinions bounce around 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. They even argue about the soup’s origins. Did a Greek goddess create the stew? Or does the credit belong to coastal fishermen who threw the ingredients together from unsold bony rockfish?
Regardless, cooks use a variety of fresh fish as their first step to a delicious bouillabaisse. It’s especially important if you can’t get to the south of France to order it made for you.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBouillabaisseDay
Travel to France to enjoy the authentic taste of bouillabaisse. No time? Visit a French restaurant near you or even try making it yourself. Explore a variety of recipes for bouillabaisse. For inspiration, watch Julia Child while she prepares her Bouillabaisse A La Marseillaise. Invite friends to join you.
We’ve also provided this Bouillabaisse Recipe for you to try. Add a baguette and watch a French movie for additional flair.
However you celebrate be sure to use #BouillabaisseDay to post your experiences on social media.
NATIONAL BOUILLABAISSE DAY HISTORY
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