July 27, 2021 – National Crème Brûlée Day | National Scotch Day

It May Not Sound Yummy In Plain Old English, But Burnt Cream Is The Essence Of Smooth!

Welcome to July 27th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the “essence of smooth” with a sweet dessert and a dram of class. 

If someone offered you a dish called “burnt cream” you’d most likely say, “No thanks!” But say it in French and you get the much more appealing “crème brûlée .” It starts off with cream that is steeped with vanilla, sugar and egg yolks that all end up in a warm bath that is baked to perfection in the oven.  With a crisp, burnt sugar shell, this creamy custard has been an elegant finish to any meal since 1691.  The English claim they created this dish in  the 15th century calling it Cambridge Cream. And the Spanish claim they have been serving flan as far back as the 5th century. But today we are celebrating the “essence of smooth” with National Crème Brûlée Day.

Whiskeys get their distinctive flavor from the distillation process or the type of barrels in which they’re aged.  In the case of Scotch whiskey the flavor comes from peat.  Peat gives Scotch its unique smoky flavor and comes from the bogs and marshes around the Scottish countryside.  The level of smokiness depends on the time the barley grain is exposed to peat smoke during the 30 hours it dries before being distilled.  Meant to be sipped from a glass or even paired with a fine cigar, good Scotch should be savored.  On National Scotch Day, celebrate by pouring yourself a dram of this sip of class.  

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.


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