LITTLE KNOWN PEACH MELBA FACTS
Sure - Peach Melba is a classic dessert of vanilla ice cream, sugary peaches, and raspberry sauce, but it is as historical as it is tasty!
- •January 13th is National Peach Melba Day.Yes, it has it's own day! How did that happen? We're not sure, but any excuse for dessert is a good one.
- •It's named after an opera singer.French chef Auguste Escoffier created it in honor of popular Australian opera singer Nellie Melba in the late 1800s.
- •The Peach Melba and Melba Toast are actually related!When Nellie Melba gained weight later in her career, Chef Escoffier created the thin baked toast to aid her diet. How...appetizing?
- •The original creator doesn't want you to change the recipe.There are variations of this recipe using pears, strawberries, etc; however, Chef Escoffier said, "Any variation on this recipe ruins the delicate balance of its taste.” Learn more about the history of this dish here - http://to.pbs.org/1PXrXlx