Melba Toast Day is an annual feast celebrated on March 23rd. Those who love chomping snacks can check out what the Melba Toast tastes like. Unlike other toasts, Melba Toast is not hard rather it is a thinly sliced crispy toast loved by many. It perfectly suits for those who are looking for the diet menu. Eat it plain or add toppings as the Melba Toast tastes the best in either way. It is a delicious little treat to crunch down by people of any age group and is most often served for the infants as teething biscuits. Crunch down some dry thinly sliced melba toast to celebrate the Melba Toast Day perfectly.
“I’ve never cooked. I can’t do much more in the kitchen than make a cup of tea and some toast.” – Ethel Merman
History of Melba Toast Day
The creator and other historical references of the Melba Toast Day are anonymous. There is no mention why this date is precisely chosen for the celebration. However, the history of the Melba Toast traces back to more than a century. The French Chef Auguste Escoffier was regarded as the creator of this famous toast. The original name of this toast was “Toast Marie,” which was given by its creator. The name Toast Marie has not been used for a long time as it was soon named after Dame Nellie Melba which was the stage name of the famous Australian opera singer, Helen Porter Mitchell. Nellie Melba was ill and was adviced to have a limited diet including dry toast.
The toast has become a staple of her diet soon and is the reason for the toast named after the singer. Its name is thought to have conflicting dates and the most dated place it in 1897 or 1901. Melba Toast is a crispy, dry and thinly sliced toast usually served with the soup and salad or topped either with the melted cheese or pâté. It is prepared by lightly toasting the slices of bread under a grill, on both the sides. Then the resulting toast is sliced laterally. Thus, the toast can be described as a twice-baked food. Peach Melba was another treat named after the same singer by the same chef.
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How To Celebrate Melba Toast Day
Celebrating the Melba Toast Day is quite simple. Indulge yourself with some plain melba toast or add toppings or spreads to make it tastier. Add seasonings, or eat it with cream cheese and fruit. Buy some Melba Toast from the local grocery to make it simple. Get to know about the Melba Toast in detail and learn how to make it at your home. Take some bread and prepare a homemade melba toast at your home and serve it for your family. Taste yourself with the melba toast of different flavours and toppings on your own. Use the hashtag #MelbaToastDay to share your views and Melba Day celebration pictures.