Dec 142011

Happy National Bouillabaisse Day!

Bouillabaisse is a tasty fish stew that originated in Marseilles, France around 600 B.C. Bouillabaisse is usually made for a large crowd. The more people, the more different varieties of fish are included in the stew. Marseille fishermen typically make the dish using common fish like rockfish and shellfish. Common herbs and spices added to the soup for flavor include garlic, fennel, basil, thyme, orange zest, saffron, and bay leaf. Vegetables like tomatoes, onions, celery, and potatoes also began to be added during the 17th century.

To celebrate, try your hand at making some bouillabaisse!

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