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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Say CHEESE!

Say "cheese" with a smile but not for the camera. Instead, get ready to indulge in a delicate French dish. The French are often intimidating with their exquisite culinary skills but on this day shed your fears with no more tears as you impress family and friends with skills of your own. It's a day for the...Soufflé! A soufflé is a lightly baked cake made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with various other ingredients and served as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert. For today's soufflé, say CHEESE!

May 18 is...
National Cheese Soufflé Day

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown from the Food Network

  • The word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means “to blow up” or more loosely “puff up”—an apt description of what happens to this combination of custard and egg whites.
  • The first recipe for soufflé appeared in Vincent La Chapelle’s Le Cuisinier Moderne in 1742.
  • The word soufflé first appeared in English in Louis Ude’s The French Cook, 1813, and by 1845 was so commonly accepted that in Eliza Acton’s Modern Cookery a recipe for soufflé was included as just another recipe.
  • February 28th is National Chocolate Soufflé Day.
  • May 18th is National Cheese Souffle Day.
  • The Guinness Book record soufflé in the Palestinian town of Nablus weighed 3,891 pounds, and was 243 feet long before it was consumed in ten minutes. [Source: Souffle Fun Facts]
Ready to impress your guests? 

~Recipe Time~

Parmesan and Gruyere Souffle Recipe

Teacup Cheese Souffle Recipe

Cheese Souffle Recipe
For this recipe, use whatever cheese or combination of hard to medium hard cheeses you’d like.

Julia Child's Cheese Souffle Recipe

Aged White Cheddar Souffle Recipe

For those who prefer to watch the souffle in the making...


Get to work and get it made!


yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!