May 18, 2021 – National No Dirty Dishes Day | National Cheese Soufflé Day

Welcome to May 18th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate the dirty down low and elevated cheese.

A good home-cooked meal can make even the worst of days seem better. Delicious food and a full belly can bring a smile to anyone’s face. But there’s a catch…washing the dishes afterward. There’s a reason people grumble when they get stuck with this chore. It’s not very fun. Heck, someone even invented a machine to help avoid the task. On National No Dirty Dishes Day, you’ve got a choice: let that sink full of unwashed plates sit for an extra day, or get busy washing. Or smash them and start over. OK…maybe that last one’s not such a great idea. But it sounds fun. How about you celebrate with takeout food and use some paper plates. We can get back to the grind tomorrow.

The word soufflé is a French word meaning to puff or to breathe.  And many Americans hold their breath while making a soufflé, because frankly they can be hard to master.  This is probably because there are so many ways to fail when baking one.  You might whip the egg whites too much or too little.  And don’t even think about opening the oven door too soon or making a loud noise while they bake.  The first recipe for soufflé appeared in 1742, and this culinary masterpiece is still regarded as a worthy challenge.  On National Cheese Soufflé Day, celebrate the sublime by breathing new life into an old recipe that’s sure to win over a crowd.

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

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