National Vichyssoise Day
Observed annually on November 18th, the National Vichyssoise Day is dedicated to honoring the cold soup that has warmed many hearts – the Vichyssoise! This French-styled soup is thick due to the pureed onions, leeks, cream, potatoes, and Chicken broth! It is commonly served cold, yet it is not wrong to have it hot. The soup is generally pronounced as “ Vish – e- swaz”!
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Why National Vichyssoise Day?
Vichyssoise was founded in America although it has a French name! It was invented by Chef Louis Diat in 1917, as he was working at Ritz-Carlton, New York. He named it after the town in France – Vichy. However, the soup was first called “Creme Vichyssoise Glacee”.
There has been a constant debate on the invention of the Vichyssoise. Some say the cold soup was founded by King Louis XV who preferred his servants to check the soup for poison before being served it to him and this often resulted in a cold bowl of his favorite potato soup.
However, most people agree with the records of it being invented by Chef Louis Diat. Louis remembered how they cooled their mom’s leek and potato soup using cold milk adding more flavor to the soup! So Louis took after this memory to come up with Vichyssoise for diners at the Ritz Carlton!
The blend of leek, potato, onions, chicken broth, and cream makes it a healthy and filling option for an evening snack or dinner! It is an easy recipe with simple ingredients that suits well for any occasion. Since it’s traditionally a cold soup, it is best reserved for summer days!
There are many versions of the Vichyssoise Soup such as Cauliflower Vichyssoise soup, Avocado Vichyssoise, Carrot Ginger Vichyssoise among many others! If you are not a fan of these you may stick to the traditional version or add a dash of your creativity to the soup!
How Can We Celebrate National Vichyssoise Day?
- Order Vichyssoise at a favorite diner!
Enjoy a bowl of Vichyssoise for any day of your meal. If you love Vichyssoise, you can have them for all the three meals to celebrate the National Vichyssoise Day!
- Prepare Vichyssoise!
Preparing Vichyssoise is not very complex and is an amazing switch of your regular soup during summer. So take the time to prepare this delicious cold soup and have it with family and friends! Share your Vichyssoise pictures on social media using hashtags #NationalVichyssoiseDay and #VichyssoiseDay
- Throw a Vichyssoise party!
Invite friends and family over a bowl of Vichyssoise! Encourage them to prepare a different version for all of you to share and celebrate! Take the opportunity to bond over Vichyssoise with all those you love!
- Share a Vichyssoise recipe on social media
If you are a fan of Vichyssoise, use the opportunity to share your favorite recipe on social media. It is also a great way to encourage family and friends to give this delicious, creamy, and filling soup a try today! Use hashtags #NationalVichyssoiseDay and #VichyssoiseDay to post on social media.
- Donate Vichyssoise for children or elderly Home
If your community supports children home or a home for the elderly, share the joy of National Vichyssoise Day by preparing Vichyssoise for them today! There is no better way to celebrate a food holiday other than sharing it with others!
- Tell the story of Vichyssoise to your children!
Tell the story of the invention of the Vichyssoise and encourage children to have fun with food as every invention has a story behind it! If your children are old enough to handle the stove and cook, teach them this recipe today!
Interesting Facts About National Vichyssoise Day:
Here a few facts to further add delight to your National Vichyssoise Day!
- A similar recipe to Vichyssoise was published by French Chef Jules Gouffe in the Royal Cookery in 1869, but the soup was not cold.
- Anthony Bourdan says that Vichyssoise is one of the reasons for his passion for food while his voyage as a 9-year-old on the Queen Mary!
- Vichyssoise is rich in vitamin C, calcium, dietary fibers, and proteins!
- It is not suitable for weight loss as it has a high content of cholesterol, fats, and sodium!
- The Vichyssoise can be chilled, hot, or at room temperature! It can be had as a pre-meal or post-meal option
History Of National Vichyssoise Day:
The origin and the creator of the National Vichyssoise Day are unknown until the further revelation.