Friday, April 04, 2014

National Cordon Bleu Day, In the News, and Enjoy

National Cordon Bleu Day - Today is National Cordon Bleu Day!

"Cordon bleu" means "blue ribbon" in French.

In the 1500s, the Order of the Knights of the Holy Spirit became known as "Les Cordon Bleus." The knights used a blue ribbon to hang their talisman, and eventually the term became associated with distinction and honor. Today, we still award blue ribbons for excellence!

In the culinary world, cordon bleu is a savory roulade dish made with chicken (or veal), ham, and Swiss cheese.

Contrary to popular belief, chicken cordon bleu did not originate at Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school. As with most dishes, it evolved over time and first appeared in America during the 1960s.

To celebrate National Cordon Bleu Day, cook up some delicious chicken cordon bleu for your family to enjoy tonight! Bon appétit!

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    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!