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The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know fun facts we will look at the Soufflé.

Chocolate Soufflé fun factsThe Facts: 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Soufflé Facts We Missed

Please feel free to let us know if we may have missed some in the comment section below. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about the Soufflé

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