National Cassoulet Day is dedicated to the legendary French dish loved by many people from all over the world. Who refuses a hot dish on a winter evening? Let’s start celebrating right now!
The origin of the dish goes back to the time of the Hundred Years War. There was a small French garrison in Carcassonne. There was almost no food, and the soldiers were on the verge of defeat – the British continued the siege. The girl, who lives in the town and is in love with the commander, went from house to house and collected the remaining products in order to somehow help the soldiers. She simmered the food all night in a cauldron and ended up with a tasty and rich dish.
In the morning she took it to the French and fed them. They gained strength and defeated the enemy – the British were surprised by such a fierce attack! White bean casserole with various ingredients really changed the course of the war. Today, there are many variations of the dish, chefs enter competitions for the best preparation, and National Day is widely celebrated in the United States.
Curious moments about France:
- is the leader in attendance – many tourists come here every year, and in number they exceed the number of residents of the country;
- the French love good wine: more than 400 varieties are produced here;
- the unofficial symbol of the state is the Gallic rooster, meaning enthusiasm and fighting spirit;
- the first public transport system appeared here. It is surprising that in 1660 carriages had five routes;
- Le Pont Neuf – the oldest Parisian bridge;
- The Louvre is the largest palace in the world;
- There are more than 30 intersections in the country, which is more than anywhere else on the planet.
How to celebrate
On National Cassoulet Day, feel free to go to the cafe where the dish is prepared and enjoy the taste! Try to cook it at home – connect friends to the lesson or create it yourself. Decide on a trip to France and visit the most interesting places.
When is National Cassoulet Day celebrated in 2023?
National Cassoulet Day is observed on January 9 each year.