NATIONAL PARCHMENT DAY | LAST WEDNESDAY IN JUNE
At the end of June each year, National Parchment Day brings innovation and convenience to the kitchen.
While adding convenience, parchment also infuses flavor, locks in moisture, and preserves vital nutrients. It has also long been a part of the traditional French kitchen. Ever versatile, parchment easily transitions from skillet to oven and from the grill to the table. Its ability to be elegant and useful makes it one of the more effective tools in the kitchen.
en papillote: a cooking style where the food is wrapped in paper
Cooking en papillote enhances natural flavors without synthetic sprays and high-fat oils. Culinary parchment also simplifies preparation and clean-up and is a much healthier and environmentally friendlier alternative to traditional cooking techniques. For centuries, the French have cooked with parchment using the en papillote technique, perfecting taste and texture along the way. As a result, parchment has long served as their secret to preparing wholesome, healthy meals.
With all these added benefits, how could you ignore what parchment brings to the kitchen and the table? And let’s not forget the variety of parchment products that make composing delicious meals in the home kitchen a culinary success.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL PARCHMENT DAY
Join the National Parchment Day celebration! Turn your kitchen into a parchment test kitchen.
If you’ve never cooked with parchment, we also have 13 Ways to Celebrate with Parchment in Your Kitchen to get you started. Then, share your delicious results by using #NationalParchmentDay on social media.
NATIONAL PARCHMENT DAY HISTORY
PaperChef founded National Parchment Day in 2016. With local food movements on the rise, PaperChef is encouraging all culinary enthusiasts – from professional chefs to home cooks – to explore foods that mirror the “farm to fork movement.” The movement offers North Americans viable alternatives to their popular but non-compostable and non-recyclable counterparts, refusing to compromise on quality and integrity by manufacturing items that won’t live in landfills for centuries.
On June 20, 2016, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on the last Wednesday in June, annually.