While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
December 14 is National Bouillabaisse Day.
Stories have been written about it, albums have been named after it, poems have been penned on it, and legend has it that the gods created it. So what is it about bouillabaisse that makes it so memorable?
Bouillabaisse is a Provençal fish stew, complete with multiple kinds of fish or shellfish, tomatoes, onions, and spices, including saffron and garlic.
It’s a perfect mix of comfort food and luxury dish, which semi-explains our fascination with the stew - but not why Venus, Goddess of Love, used it to put her husband to sleep so she could cheat on him with Mars. Girl has got some issues.
What's on TV?
“Food Network Challenge” – Food Network, 7 p.m. ET
“Dirty Jobs” – Discovery Channel, 8 p.m. ET
“Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas” – BBC America, 10 p.m. ET
“Chelsea Lately” – E!, 11 p.m. ET
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