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December 14th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
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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?

“Healthy Decadence with Devin Alexander” – FitTV, 1 p.m. ET
Devin makes decadent breakfasts, including a goat cheese and herb omelet and oatmeal cranberry muffins.

“Food Network Challenge” – Food Network, 7 p.m. ET
Pastry chefs face off to build and decorate six-foot-tall gingerbread houses.

“Dirty Jobs” – Discovery Channel, 8 p.m. ET
Mike Rowe learns how to make maple syrup the old-fashioned way at Wagner’s Sugar Camp.

“Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas” – BBC America, 10 p.m. ET
Gordon Ramsay prepares turkey, stuffing vegetables and a Christmas dessert.

“Chelsea Lately” – E!, 11 p.m. ET
Cat Cora drops by to show Chelsea Handler how to cook holiday party treats.

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Skater Boy

    Feiner Blogg! Gefällt mir echt gut! Weiter so :-)

    January 14, 2011 at 11:20 am |
  2. Mercury Rising

    Where's Venus? I'm having a Brett Farve moment!

    December 14, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  3. Jerv

    "Devin makes decadent breakfasts, including a goat cheese and herb omelet and oatmeal cranberry muffins."

    Now that sounds really really good.

    December 14, 2010 at 9:30 am |
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