National Gazpacho Day is celebrated on December 6th in the United States. We are sure that after reading the name of the holiday, you definitely want to try this soup! It’s hard not to like it – refreshing, red, rich and very tasty. Today he is honored all over the world – join you too.
No one can accurately answer the question of the origin of the dish. There are several legends: decide for yourself which one to believe in. One of them says that soup appeared in America long before Columbus brought tomatoes to America. It is easy to guess that gazpacho did not have a red tint at that time and was far from ideal, but it was ideal for feeding ordinary hard workers.
Another legend says that the soup appeared on the territory of modern Spain, when it existed under the influence of the Roman Empire. Roman legionnaires received food for service – they included almost all the ingredients of the soup. In fact, for lack of another, they created delicious food!
Bright red and familiar soup appeared in America after tomatoes were brought here. With the addition of tomatoes, the soup became more high-calorie, satisfying, and, of course, saturated. Since then, many nations have fallen in love with him. To this day, lovers dream of treating themselves to them after a hard day’s work.
Did you know that:
- in 1983, gazpacho was sold in stores. The idea belonged to the Spaniard Rafael, who has an entrepreneurial mindset;
- the basis component is vegetables, therefore, despite the satiety of the dish, it is ideal for people on a diet;
- chefs from all over the world are modernizing the soup, so now it’s easy to try its varieties;
- in Spain, restaurants often bring gazpacho with nuts.
How to celebrate
On National Day, visit a restaurant and order a dish from the chef. Enjoy an excellent soup dish! Try to repeat the recipe in your kitchen – invite your friends for a tasting.
When is National Gazpacho Day celebrated in 2022?
National Gazpacho Day is observed on December 6 each year.