National Gazpacho Day is celebrated on December 6th in the United States. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy this refreshing, red, rich and very tasty soup. Today it is honored all over the world, so why not join the celebration?
The exact origin of this dish is unknown, but there are several legends. One of them says that it appeared in America before Columbus brought tomatoes to the continent. It was far from ideal but still great for hard workers.
Another legend says that the soup was created in the territory of modern Spain, while it was under the Roman Empire. Roman legionnaires received food that included almost all the ingredients of the soup.
After tomatoes were brought to America, the soup became red and more satisfying. Since then, it has gained popularity in many countries. To this day, people enjoy it after a hard day’s work.
- In 1983, gazpacho was sold in stores, thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of a Spaniard called Rafael.
- The main component is vegetables, making it an ideal dish for people on a diet.
- Chefs from all over the world are modernizing the soup, so you can now try different varieties.
- In Spain, restaurants often serve gazpacho with nuts.
How to take part
On National Day, visit a restaurant and order the dish from the chef. You can also try to recreate the recipe in your own kitchen and invite friends over for a tasting.
When is National Gazpacho Day celebrated in 2023?
National Gazpacho Day is observed on December 6 each year.