National Melba Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to the Melba toast. It is celebrated on March 23. Does this remind you of anything? Yes, yes, its name is similar to the peach dessert (the holiday dedicated to it is celebrated on January 13), as these two culinary creations were created by the same person!
The history of National Melba Day is not reliably known. The big connoisseurs of Melba toast probably decided to set it up so that more people would try it and also learn the details of its creation.
The appearance of toast dates back to the 19th century. As mentioned earlier, it was first prepared by the professional chef of the Savoy, the Frenchman Auguste Exofier. He was a culinary experimenter and he was constantly creating new dishes, which he named after famous people who visited his restaurant. The peach Melba and the toast are in honor of H.P. Mitchell, better known to the public as Nellie Melba. She is a talented opera vocalist from Australia who was a regular at the Savoy restaurant.
- Melba toast was often used for teething babies. It is hard enough, but children can chew it.
- Cooked toast becomes a great base for creating a variety of sandwiches. You can put pâté on top, spread butter or fruit and berry jam!
How to celebrate
Visit a cafe/restaurant where you can try the original Melba toast. You can surprise your family and friends with your culinary skills by making this diet toast yourself. You can easily find the recipe on the Internet.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they have tried Melba toast and what their impression of it was.
When is National Melba Toast Day in 2024?
National Melba Toast Day is observed on March 23 each year.