Enjoy Chocolate Soufflé Day

chocolate souffle

Today, February 28, is Car Keys and Small Change Day, Floral Design Day, Inconvenience Yourself Day, International Repetitive Stress Injury Day, National Public Sleeping Day, Rare Disease Day, National Tooth Fairy Day, National Science Day, and National Chocolate Soufflé Day. According to Foodimentary, the first recipe for soufflé appeared in Vincent La Chapelle’s Le Cuisinier Moderne (1742); the word soufflé first appeared in English in Louis Ude’s The French Cook (1813); by 1845 soufflé was such a commonly accepted food that Eliza Acton’s Modern Cookery (1845) featured soufflé as just another recipe; soufflés’ tendency to collapse quickly upon removal from the oven means they often appear in sitcoms, cartoons, children’s programs and movies as a source of humor; soufflé potatoes are puffed-up sautéed potato slices, traditionally served with a chateaubriand steak.

Celebrate today by preheating your oven to 375°F and trying out this chocolate soufflé recipe from Epicurious.


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