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?
“Ace of Cakes” – Food Network, 7 p.m. ET
“Julie & Julia” – Encore, 8 p.m. ET
“Food Paradise” – Travel Channel, 11 p.m. ET