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I've never had bouillabasse in my life but it has to be better than posting about NATIONAL ALABAMA DAY, So...


National Bouillabaisse Day on December 14th gives seafood lovers everywhere a reason to celebrate. This flavorful fish stew hits the spot on cold winter’s day, too. 

The French are known for many great recipes. Their food inspires travel to France for a taste of authentic dishes. Bouillabaisse tops the list of must-have cuisine while visiting France. The tasty stew originates in the port city of Marseille. It is traditionally made using bony rockfish, saffron, fennel seed, and orange zest.

However, in the culinary world, strong opinions bounce around about the proper ingredients for an authentic bouillabaisse. Those opinions include the type of fish. Typically, cooks use red rascasse, sea robin, or European conger. They also debate the type of wine (red or white). Both topics are hotly debated. They even argue about the soup’s origins. Did a Greek goddess create the stew? Or does the credit belong to coastal fishermen who threw the ingredients together from unsold bony rockfish? Perhaps these spicy debates add a little flavor to the stew, too. Your guess is as good as ours.

Regardless, cooks use a variety of fresh fish as their first step to a delicious bouillabaisse. It is especially important if you can’t get to the south of France to order it made for you.

Travel to France to enjoy the authentic taste of bouillabaisse. No time? Visit a French restaurant near you or even try making it yourself. Explore a variety of recipes for bouillabaisse. For inspiration, watch Julia Child while she prepares her Bouillabaisse A La Marseillaise. Invite friends to join you.

We’ve also provided this Bouillabaisse Recipe for you to try. Add a baguette and watch a French movie (or any movie about food) for additional flair. We have a few suggestions to get you started:

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
  • Julie and Julia (2009)
  • Kings of Pastry (2010)
  • Ratatouille (2007)
  • Big Night (1996)

You can also take a cooking class to master this delicious stew. Let us know how it turns out! However you celebrate be sure to use #BouillabaisseDay to post your experiences on social media.

Used in a sentence: I know who was on first base but I never knew who/what was on bouillabaisse.

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