National Chocolate Mousse Day
Five Food Finds about Chocolate Mousse
- If you are in France, no matter which region, no matter where you eat, you will most likely be offered the divine French dessert Mousse au Chocolat.
- The word “mousse” is a French word that means foam, so Mousse au Chocolat means chocolate foam.
- When mousse first hit the culinary scene in 1894 it was reserved for savory dishes like fish and vegetables.
- In the early 1900’s, the famous French artist Toulouse Lautrec had the brilliant idea of mixing in chocolate to the graceful and airy invention.
- Thankfully the name that he first gave it, ‘mayonnaise de chocolat’, has been changed.
Today’s Food History
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1878 At 7 a.m., the Washburn A flour mill in Minneapolis exploded, sending the roof 500 feet in the air. 18 workers were killed and seven other flour mills were also destroyed.
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