Learn the story behind the creation of the Peach Melba and get the recipe.
I love peaches, ice cream and most of all raspberries so it’s only right that I celebrate Peach Melba Day. I encourage you to do the same. This year Peach Melba Day is Wednesday, January 13th.
PBS offers the whole story along with the original Peach Melba recipe through Tori Avey. You can visit www.toriavey.com or click below to read about the whole thing on PBS.
On her website ToriAvey.com, Tori Avey explores the story behind the food – why we eat what we eat, how the recipes of different cultures have evolved, and how yesterday’s recipes can inspire us in the kitchen today. Learn more about Tori and The History Kitchen.
Here is the short story. An amazing opera singer, Nellie Melba tastes the creations of a renowned French chef named Escoffier while performing in London. She sends him tickets to see her performance in the Wagner opera Lohengrin. Soon after, he presents her with this dish, now known as the Peach Melba, served on an ice swan inspired by the swan boat she performed in the night before. There is a lot more to the story so click the link above to hear it all. Then head on out and get the ingredients to serve Peach Melba tonight. It would be a shame not to celebrate a legendary chef’s inspired combination of peaches, raspberries, and ice cream. This day, after all, comes only once a year!
A recipe is included with the article and can be printed here –> Peach Melba Printable Recipe which is the closest to the original you can get.
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