January 13 is National Peach Melba Day

January 13, 2015 at 6:32 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Peach Melba:

  1. Peach Melba a classic dessert. A dish of peaches served with vanilla ice cream, raspberries & sauce.
  2. Melba toast & Peach Melba are indeed related.
  3. The dessert was created to celebrate famous & rather slender opera singer, Nellie Melba in 1892.
  4. It is said when she gained weight in her later career the same chef created a thin baked toast for her diet, Melba toast.
  5. Other versions of this dessert use pears, apricots, or strawberries instead of peaches and / or use raspberry sauce or melted red currant jelly instead of raspberry purée.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1808 Salmon Portland Chase was born. He was Secretary of the Treasury under Abraham Lincoln, and later Chief Justice.
  • 1921 Pierre Franey was born. A French chef who became famous as the chef of ‘Le Pavillon’ restaurant…

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