National Vichyssoise Day - November 18
Sat, Nov 18, 2023

National Vichyssoise Day

National Vichyssoise Day is celebrated on November 18th in America. This delicious dish originates from the French, who are well-known inventors of many delicious recipes. If you have never tried this soup before, now is the time to please your taste buds!


The name Vichyssoise may be difficult to pronounce, however, ordering it in a restaurant will ensure you are understood. The soup is made with chicken broth, potatoes, onions, and cream. All the ingredients are blended and create a thick, creamy texture that is sure to melt in your mouth. The soup is served cold and is more commonly consumed during the warm season.

The origin of Vichyssoise is not known for certain. According to some sources, the King of France did not have time to eat the hot soup and asked his servants to try the cooled version. Another version was born in 1917: the recipe was adapted by Louis Dia from the town of Vichy for his grandmother. This information was published in the New Yorker magazine.

Interesting facts

  • A hot version of the soup and its recipe were published in a cookbook in 1869.
  • For those who don’t like onions or potatoes, there is a cauliflower soup version.
  • The dish is packed with protein, calcium and fiber, which is beneficial for the body.
  • Anthony Bourdain, an American chef, put the soup on the top of the list of his favorite recipes, adding it to his cookbooks more than once.
  • After cooking, the dish should be cooled down and placed in the refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap.
  • The soup is very satisfying and nutritious.

How to take part

Host a family dinner and try making your own soup. It is not complicated – just arm yourself with a step-by-step recipe and get creative in the kitchen. You can also head to the nearest cafe and try the original recipe. Finally, don’t forget to tell others about National Vichyssoise Day!

When is National Vichyssoise Day celebrated in 2023?

National Vichyssoise Day is observed on November 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday November 18 2023
Monday November 18 2024
Tuesday November 18 2025
Wednesday November 18 2026

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