January 10, 2021 – National Sunday Supper Day | National Oysters Rockefeller Day

This Dish Was Named For The Richest Man Of His Time.

Welcome to January 10th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the best day of the week and shelling out the green.

National Sunday Supper Day invites you to celebrate the great tradition of breaking bread together. Sundays are usually lazy days, especially in winter, so why not make the most of it? Take time for “slow food” that gives you room to catch up on what’s been going on during the week. The menu is not as important as spending time together, even if it’s to laugh about the shows you’ve been bingeing lately.  And if you’ve reached the bottom of the barrel on tv entertainment, there are plenty of good stories from the family archives.  You may even find more intrigue and better plotlines. On National Sunday Supper Day start a new family tradition that may just become a way of life.

What’s in a name?  When it comes to oysters, this dish was named for the richest man of the day, John D. Rockefeller.  The New Orleans restaurant, Antoine’s began serving Oysters Rockefeller in 1889 and the recipe became a well guarded secret.  Other chefs could only guess at what made it so delicious, with garlic, butter and breadcrumbs being common  ingredients.  The mystery remains in what made it green? Some say it’s parsley or spinach, which was a nod to Rockefeller’s wealth. While the restaurant doesn’t give away their recipe, they do keep track of the number of orders they’ve served, which to date is more than three and a half million.  On National Oysters Rockefeller Day you don’t have to shell out a lot of clams to get that authentic, Antoine’s taste.  

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