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
Makes no sense...peaches are not in season in January
i wonder why your tastes change for food over the years. Used to hate peaches, now a peach cobbler is a divine treat.
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??
Yep, it's a slug.
I concur about the sluglike appearance. It is most ostensible.
i will shut this post down ha ha
What is your deal? Seriously, how old are you? Are you at a library using their computer?
Ohh, wish I could see the top rib spots.
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
The peach on top looks like a slug.
Sorry, there goes the snarkiness this morning. slinks back to coffee klatsch
I concur, but a slug filled with peachy goodness.
will you queen me. it is my favorite act
shut it down. jerv is a kook
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