February 28, 2013 at 7:33 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

February 28

is

National Chocolate Souffle Day

Five things you should know about

Chocolate Souffle

  1. Supposedly, the first recipe for soufflé appeared in Vincent La Chapelle’s Le Cuisinier Moderne (1742).
  2. The word soufflé first appeared in English in Louis Ude’s The French Cook, 1813.
  3. By 1845 was so commonly accepted that in Eliza Acton’s Modern Cookery (1845) a recipe for soufflé was included as just another recipe.
  4. Due to soufflés’ tendency to collapse quickly upon removal from the oven, the media frequently depicts the dessert in sitcoms, cartoons, children’s programs and movies as a source of humor.
  5. Another kind of dish entirely is soufflé potatoes, which are puffed-up sautéed potato slices, traditionally served with a chateaubriand steak.

On This Day in Food History…

1553 Michel de Montaigne was born. French essayist. There are a few of his quotes about food and dining listed on the Food Reference website. (

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