NATIONAL PEACH MELBA DAY
National Peach Melba Day is observed annually on January 13th.
A dessert made from peaches, vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce, Peach Melba was invented in 1892 or 1893 by the French chef Auguste Escoffier while employed at the Savoy Hotel, London. The dessert was invented to honor the Australian soprano, Nellie Melba.
The dessert was originally called “Pecheau Cygne” or “Peach Swan” and was presented in a swan-shaped ice sculpture and topped with spun sugar.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Try this Peach Melba recipe: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/grilled-peach-melba.html.
Use #NationalPeachMelbaDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the founder of National Peach Melba Day.
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