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January 13th, 2011
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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.

January 13 is National Peach Melba Day.

The fruity dessert, which despite its name  has nothing to do with the toast, was created by Auguste Escoffier, a French chef working at London’s Savoy Hotel in the 1890’s. Escoffier named his dish after Nellie Melba, a famous opera singer who stayed at the Savoy in 1893.

A peach melba combines some of our favorite tastes of summer: peaches, raspberries and vanilla ice cream. A bit of an ironic pitfall considering it's the dead of winter, but a peachy keen reminder of the fruitful times ahead.

What's on TV?

“Take Home Chef” – Planet Green, 7 a.m. ET
Curtis Stone whips up a Mediterranean meal of saffron couscous, tagine of lamb and eggplant dip with pita bread.

“Rachael Ray Show” – NBC, check local listings
Three chefs compete to prepare the best burger, and Iron Chef Michael Symon reveals his own burger secrets.

“Ace of Cakes” – Food Network, 7 p.m. ET
Tina Fey invites Duff and his staff to make a cake to appear in “30 Rock.”

“Julie & Julia” – Encore, 8 p.m. ET
Amateur chef/blogger, Julie Powell, decides to try out every recipe in "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child.

“Food Paradise” – Travel Channel, 11 p.m. ET
Top rib spots from all over the country are explored, including Famous Dave’s BBQ in Minneapolis  and Pig Heaven in New York City

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. MK

    Makes no sense...peaches are not in season in January

    January 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  2. Rachael

    i wonder why your tastes change for food over the years. Used to hate peaches, now a peach cobbler is a divine treat.

    January 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  3. Anita

    Seriously, who sets the calendar for the "National" food days? We had gazpacho in December, peaches in January – will it be gingerbread in June, hot apple cider in July and candy canes in August??

    January 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm |
  4. Tazer@EG

    Yep, it's a slug.

    January 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
  5. Truth@All

    I concur about the sluglike appearance. It is most ostensible.

    January 13, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  6. vapor

    i will shut this post down ha ha

    January 13, 2011 at 11:35 am |
    • Snowbunny@Vapor

      What is your deal? Seriously, how old are you? Are you at a library using their computer?

      January 13, 2011 at 11:39 am |
  7. Jerv

    Ohh, wish I could see the top rib spots.

    January 13, 2011 at 10:49 am |
    • vapor

      ur ribs can get torn through ur fat if u do not shut ur face hole. jerv is a big loser who i will be meeting in virgina tomorrow once he gives me his address. he is scared

      January 13, 2011 at 11:33 am |
  8. Evil Groan

    The peach on top looks like a slug.

    Sorry, there goes the snarkiness this morning. slinks back to coffee klatsch

    January 13, 2011 at 10:11 am |
    • Queen of Everything@EG

      I concur, but a slug filled with peachy goodness.

      January 13, 2011 at 10:27 am |
      • vapor

        will you queen me. it is my favorite act

        January 13, 2011 at 11:34 am |
    • vapor

      shut it down. jerv is a kook

      January 13, 2011 at 11:35 am |
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