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National Bouillabaisse Day

Saturday, December 14, 2013

National Bouillabaisse Day



When : Always December 14

I think that you will agree with me that this is a somewhat fishy day. It's National Bouillabaisse Day, a day to celebrate a tasty Mediterranean fish stew or soup.

Bouillabaisse is believed to have originated in Marseilles, France. It is extremely popular all around the Mediterranean, and is a specialty in ports across the region.



Bouillabaisse is a fish stew or soup. All agree the fish should be white fillets. Recipes call for variety of fish, including cod, snapper, flounder, halibut, sea bass, monk fish, and more.

Celebrate National Bouillabaisse Day with a cup or bowl or this tasty stew.



Origin of National Bouillabaisse Day:
It appears a little fishy that we found no factual information about this special day. Nor, did we catch or net the creator.......yet. We will continue to troll and fish the internet for the originator and more information.

There was some reference to this as a "National Day". Most food related holidays are called "National". However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

This Day in History December 14

Princess Mary Stuart becomes Mary, Queen of Scots. (1542)

The Montgolfier brothers' first balloon lifts off on its first test flight. (1782)

War of 1812: The Royal Navy seizes control of Lake Borgne, Louisiana. (1814)

Alabama becomes the 22nd U.S. state. (1819)

The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii. (1902)

The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. (1903)

New South Wales Premier Charles Wade signed the Seat of Government Surrender Act 1909, formally completing the transfer of State land to the Commonwealth to create the Australian Capital Territory. (1909)

Roald Amundsen's team, comprising himself, Olav Bjaaland, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, and Oscar Wisting, becomes the first to reach the South Pole. (1911)

Winter War: The Soviet Union is expelled from the League of Nations for invading Finland. (1939)

World War II: Japan signs treaty of alliance with Thailand. (1941)

The United Nations General Assembly votes to establish its headquarters in New York, New York. (1946)

Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sri Lanka join the United Nations. (1955)

The third Soviet Antarctic Expedition becomes the first expedition to reach The Pole of Relative Inaccessibility in the Antarctic. (1958)

Tanzania joins the United Nations. (1961)

NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus. (1962)

American Civil Rights Movement: Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the U.S. Congress can use the Constitution's Commerce Clause to fight discrimination. (1964)

Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission. (1972)

28 people, including the gunman, were killed in a mass shooting in Sandy Hook village, Newtown, Connecticut. (2012)
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HEALTHIERKEN 12/15/2013 1:41PM

    "It appears a little fishy that we found no factual information about this special day. Nor, did we catch or net the creator.......yet. We will continue to troll and fish the internet for the originator and more information. "

*GROAN*

Excellent punning!

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PMAY0313 12/14/2013 3:12PM

    emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 12/14/2013 1:27PM

    I would rather have my fish baked.

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HANSBRINK 12/14/2013 11:37AM

  Another food day. Fish stew is something I'd rather have at a restaurant than make at home.

thanks for the history tidbits.

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