Mousse Fun Facts
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For today’s Did You Know fun food facts we will look at Mousse.
The Facts: Mousses are almost always cold dishes, sweet mousses sometimes being served frozen. Savory mousses are frequently prepared from poultry, foie gras, fish, or shellfish, to be eaten as a first course or light entree. They may be stabilized by the addition of gelatin. Chocolate and mocha mousses are sometimes made with a custard base. For a fruit mousse, pureed fruit or juice replaces the milk in the custard.
- The word “mousse” is the French word for “froth” or “foam”. A fitting name for this light, fluffy, and decadent confection!
- April 3rd is National Chocolate Mousse Day.
- Novemebr 30th is National Mousse Day.
- Savory mousse dishes were an 18th century French achievement. Dessert mousses (generally fruit mousses) began to appear much later, in the second half of the 19th century.
- The first written record of chocolate mousse in the United States comes from a Food Exposition held at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1892.
- Chocolate mousse really came into the public eye in the U.S. in the 1930s, about the time as chocolate pudding mixes were introduced.
Mousse Facts We Missed
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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Mousse