National Peach Melba Day is an annual food feast celebrated on January 13th of every year. Those who crazy on peaches will obviously love to taste the Peach Melba. It is an anytime favorite dessert usually served with vanilla ice cream. Anyone will sure indulge entirely in the rich, delicious taste of this dessert. With so much of popularity gained, this dessert is celebrated with a special Day in the calendar. What is more needed than the Peach Melba to celebrate National Peach Melba Day.
“I have a sweet tooth. I love dessert, and if somebody makes me one, I’m going to have it.” – Sarah Rafferty
History of National Peach Melba Day
The history and origin of the National Peach Melba Day are not known. There no mention about who has come up with such a Day for the Peach Melba. However, this dessert has been in existence since the 1890s. Peach Melba is a dessert made with peaches and raspberry sauce with vanilla ice cream. The French chef Auguste Escoffier has invented this dessert in 1892 at the Savoy Hotel, London. The chef has created this dessert as to honor Nellie Melba, the Australian soprano who was to perform Wagner’s Lohengrin opera at the Covent Garden in 1892. Hence the dessert is named after her name.
The chef has presented the dessert with vanilla ice cream as a topping with slices of peach strains of raspberry purée over it. The dessert was called formerly as ‘Peach Swan‘ or ‘Pecheau Cygne‘ as it was presented in a swan-shaped ice sculpture topped with the spun sugar.
Other Celebrations on January 13
January 13 is also celebrated as
- National Rubber Ducky Day
- Make Your Dreams Come True Day
- National Sticker Day
- Public Radio Broadcasting Day
- International Skeptics Day
- National Clean Off Your Desk Day
How to Celebrate National Peach Melba Day
Celebrating the National Peach Melba Day is quite easy. Have some peach melba once after your dinner. You can learn about peach melba and how to cook it. Prepare a homemade peach melba, serve your family members and make the celebration Day more enjoyable. Organize a party, invite your family and friends to your home, serve them with Peach Melba. Share your celebrations pictures on the social media using the hashtag #PeachMelbaDay.